Thunder vs Magic predictions 1/22/2020 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Orlando Magic
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando -1.5
Amway Center is the venue where Aaron Gordon and the Orlando Magic (21-23, 2nd in the Southeast Division) will play the Oklahoma City Thunder (25-19, 3rd in the Northwest Division) on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have Orlando as 1.5 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 209.5.
The Thunder cover the spread 65.9% of the time, having gone 29-15-0 ATS. Orlando is covering 50.0% of the time, going 21-21-2 against the spread.
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/20/20 SG Terrance Ferguson Personal is questionable Wednesday vs Orlando
01/20/20 SF Abdel Nader Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Orlando
01/20/20 C Nerlens Noel Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Orlando
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
01/17/20 PG D.J. Augustin Knee is out 3-4 weeks
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out for season
01/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out indefinitely
Chris Paul comes into this game averaging 17.0 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 19.8 points per contest in 35.5 minutes per game. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 5.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Aaron Gordon scores 13.4 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Nikola Vucevic averages 18.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 11.1 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 109.7 points per contest, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 43.4 boards per contest and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 13.8 per game. The Thunder allow 108.0 points per contest, which is 12th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 22.5 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 29th in the NBA with 103.8 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.16. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.2 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 22.5. The Magic are 30th in turnovers per contest with 12.8. The Magic give up 103.9 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.5 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 46.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per contest this year.
The Thunder are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 14th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Orlando is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Magic are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando -1.5
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