Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/5/2020
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Location: Visa Athletic Center in Orlando, Florida
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -5
Evan Fournier and the Orlando Magic (32-35, 2nd in the Southeast Division) host the Toronto Raptors (48-18, 1st in the Atlantic Division) at Visa Athletic Center on Wednesday. Toronto opens this game as 5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 224.5.
The Raptors are covering the spread 56.9% of the time, having gone 37-28-1 ATS. Orlando is covering 50.8% of the time, going 33-32-2 against the spread.
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
08/03/20 PF Oshae Brissett Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Orlando
08/03/20 SG Patrick McCaw Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Orlando
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
08/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out indefinitely
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out indefinitely
OG Anunoby comes into this contest averaging 10.8 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Pascal Siakam averages 23.5 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Evan Fournier averages 18.7 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Nikola Vucevic averages 19.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.0 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 112.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.6 per game. The Raptors allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 25.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 25th in the league with 107.1 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 24.2. The Magic are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Magic surrender 107.6 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game.
The Raptors are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 104.9, and their offensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 2nd. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 8th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Toronto is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Orlando is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Magic are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 10th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 27th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto -5
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