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|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
If they did not keep Vucevic the Magic would have slipped to being a 35 win team and not in the playoff picture. They have a 16% chance of getting past the first round of the playoffs. They have a 4.5% chance of getting past round 2. If they do manage to beat the odds and advance past round 2, their chances of winning the East is 1.1%. While not mathematically eliminated they are winning the championship in under 0.1% of simulations.
REGULAR SEASON RECAP
Their 42 regular season wins exceeded expectations. It was +5.2 above what oddsmakers' money line projected. The season went better than expected. They won more games than expected at home and on the road. They went 17-24 on the road and were expected to win 15. They won 25 at home and were expected to win 21.8.
STATISTICAL STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
SHOOTING (WEAKNESS): They are a bad shooting team with a true FG% of 54.7% (#24 in League). Despite the weak shooting %, they still average more points per game (107.3) than expected (106.6). On the road they average 105.3 (105.2 expected), and at home 109.3 ppg (108 expected).
DEFENSE (STRENGTH): They are an above average defensive team holding opponents to 55.2 true FG% (#12 in League). Team defense is trending down allowing opponents to shoot 58.7% in their last 7 games. They allow 106.6 pts per game vs an expected value of 108.2. They are allowing 106.5 (109.4 expected) on the road, and at home 106.7 ppg (106.9 expected).
REBOUNDING (ABOVE AVERAGE): They are slightly outrebounding opponents by +0.6 per game (#12 in league).
TURNOVERS (BELOW AVERAGE): They have an average turnover margin of -0.3 per game (#15 in league).
TEAM STATS AND AGAINST THE SPREAD GAMELOG
Below is a recap of all 82 regular games. Anyone who backed the Magic in all of their games would have earned a +809 unit profit at a 100 per game risk. Against the spread, they have delivered a +440 profit risking 110 to win 100 (44-36 ATS). They are profitable against the spread at home and on the road.
|---||Aminu, Al-Farouq||PF||6-9||220||09/21/1990||9||Wake Forest|
|10||Fournier, Evan||SG||6-7||205||10/29/1992||7||No College|
|1||Isaac, Jonathan||PF||6-10||210||10/03/1997||2||Florida State|
|25||Iwundu, Wesley||SF||6-7||195||12/20/1994||2||Kansas State|