Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 3/19/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Brooklyn Nets vs Orlando Magic
Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Brooklyn (-8.5)
The Orlando Magic (13-26) host the Brooklyn Nets (28-13) at Amway Center on Friday. The line on this matchup has Brooklyn as 8.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 235.
The Brooklyn Nets took the court against the Indiana Pacers and took home the win by a score of 124-115 in their last game. Brooklyn ended the game with a 48.3% FG percentage (42 of 87) and made 9 of their 27 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Nets converted 31 of 40 attempts for a rate of 77.5%. When talking about grabbing boards, they earned a total of 50 with 15 of them being offensive. They also distributed 22 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 16 turnovers and getting 10 steals. Regarding the defense, Brooklyn allowed 51.2% from the floor on 43 of 84 shooting. Indiana recorded 29 dimes and had 10 steals for this game. Furthermore, Indiana pulled down 34 rebounds (4 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Indiana ended up going 80.0% at the free throw line by making 20 of their 25 attempts. They also buried 9 of their 32 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
James Harden is a player who had an impact in this contest. He was able to score 40 points on 13 of 27 shooting. He played for 42:07 mins and snagged 10 rebounds. Harden finished shooting 48.1% from the floor and also recorded 15 assists. Someone else that was a determining factor in this contest for the Nets was Joe Harris. He grabbed 4 rebounds in his 36:59 min played. He finished the game at 63.6% from the field in this game by going 7-of-11 (19 points). Overall, Harris earned 1 assist.
Brooklyn steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 28-13 for the campaign. They cough up possession 14.4 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Brooklyn is pulling down 44.1 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,102 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Nets are shooting 40.4% on shots from distance (613 of 1,519) and 80.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 120.6 pts per contest (1st in the league) while connecting on 50.1% from the field. When they are on defense, the Nets have forced 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.7 fouls. They surrender 36.1% on 3-point attempts and they are 25th in the NBA in PPG allowed (115.3). The Nets defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.5% (512 of 766) and they surrender 42.2 boards per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 23rd in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,012 surrendered for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Orlando Magic took a defeat with a final score of 102-97 when they played the Miami Heat. The Magic earned 37 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 45 for the game. They coughed up the ball 23 times, while earning 4 steals in this matchup. The Heat committed 17 fouls for this contest which got the Magic to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to convert 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 71.4%. With respect to 3-point shots, Orlando made 16 out of their 40 attempts (40.0%). In all, the Magic went 33 out of 75 from the field which had them sitting at 44.0%. The Magic allowed the Heat to convert 37 of their 89 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.6% for the game. They finished 28.0% from three-point range by shooting 14 of 50 and ended up shooting 14 of 15 from the charity stripe (93.3%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Orlando allowed Miami to get 43 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Nikola Vucevic was important for the Magic in this contest. He converted 15 of 27 for the matchup giving him a rate of 55.6%, and had 10 rebounds. Vucevic tallied 38 points in his 38:15 mins of playing time and tallied 6 dimes in this game. An additional guy who came through for Orlando was Michael Carter-Williams. He finished with 7 dimes in his 33:47 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 3 out of 8 from the floor. Carter-Williams finished going 37.5% from the field in addition to earning 9 points and 3 boards.
Orlando has a record of 13-26 on the season. Orlando has scored 4,079 points for the campaign (104.6 per contest) and they collect 46.6 boards per game. The Magic are committing 16.9 personal fouls every game and they shoot 79.0% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Magic are hitting on 43.0% from the field, which has them ranked 30th in the NBA. They are dishing out assists 22.6 times per contest (25th in the league) and they turn it over 13.5 times per game. The Magic are ranked 15th in the league in points allowed per contest with 111.7. The Orlando defense concedes 36.7% on shots from beyond the arc (533 of 1,452) and opponents are converting on 77.8% of their free throw shots. They have given up 25.8 dimes and 46.1 boards per game, which is ranked 23rd and 23rd in the league. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.9% from the field (17th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Orlando (+8.5) and over 235 points
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