Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 11/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Boston Celtics (2-5) are headed to Amway Center on Wednesday where they will go up against the Orlando Magic (2-6).
The Celtics faced off with the Bulls and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 128-114 in their last game. Boston walked away from the game having earned a 43.8% FG percentage (42 of 96) and converted 15 out of their 33 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Celtics converted 15 of 20 shots for a rate of 75.0%. Regarding hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 38 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 20 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 10 steals. When discussing defense, Boston allowed the other team to go 57.0% from the field on 49 of 86 shooting. Chicago dished out 50 assists and had 30 steals for the game. Additionally, Chicago had 40 rebounds (10 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 1 block. Chicago shot 94.4% when shooting free throws by converting 17 of their 18 attempts. They made 13 out of their 31 attempts from beyond the arc.
Jaylen Brown is one player who was a major factor for this game. He notched 28 points on 10 out of 18 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 minutes and also grabbed 7 rebounds. Brown ended up shooting 55.6% from the floor and distributed 3 assists.
Boston enters this game with a win-loss mark of 2-5 for the campaign. They average 113.9 points per outing (4th in basketball) while connecting on 43.2% from the field. The Celtics are connecting on 33.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (93 of 276) and 80.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Boston is pulling in 46.1 boards per game and is sitting with 169 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 12th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 14.4 times per game and as a unit they are committing 22.3 fouls per contest. Defensively, the Celtics are forcing 16.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.1 fouls. They are currently ranked 17th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 162 conceded on the season. The Celtics defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 45.8% (301 of 657) and they surrender 52.3 rebounds per contest as a group. They are surrendering 37.1% from beyond the arc and they are 30th in basketball in PPG allowed (119.7).
The last time they took the court, the Magic took home the win by a final score of 115-97 against the Timberwolves. The Magic snagged 39 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 51 for this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while earning 5 steals in the game. The Timberwolves committed 12 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Magic to the charity stripe for a total of 30 attempts. They were able to knock down 24 of them for a rate of 80.0%. Regarding shooting from distance, Orlando knocked down 17 out of their 43 tries (39.5%). In all, the Magic shot 37 for 82 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.1%. The Magic allowed the Timberwolves to knock down 36 of 97 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.1% for this game. They went 27.5% from three-point range by shooting 14 out of 51 and ended up going 11 out of 19 at the charity stripe (57.9%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Orlando allowed Minnesota to snag 31 in total (16 on the offensive side).
Cole Anthony ended up being a factor for the Magic for the contest. He made 8 out of 17 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 47.1%, and had 9 rebounds. Anthony earned 31 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood and had 8 dimes for this contest.
Orlando has a win-loss record of 2-6 on the season. The Magic are responsible for committing 21.3 personal fouls every game while shooting 75.8% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 21.5 times per game (22nd in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 17.0 times per game. Orlando has 831 pts for the year (103.9 per contest) and they average 45.3 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Magic are connecting on 43.4% from the field, which ranks 21st in basketball. The Magic on defense are ranked 23rd in the league in points allowed per contest with 111.5. They relinquish 25.1 assists and 43.8 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 24th and 5th in basketball. The Orlando defense allows 34.2% from downtown (107 of 313) and opponents are converting on 73.0% of their foul shots. They are forcing 12.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.2% from the field (17th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston
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