Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 2/5/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic
Date: Friday, February 5, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-1)
The Chicago Bulls (8-12) go to Amway Center on Friday where they'll meet the Orlando Magic (8-14). The spread on this game has Chicago as 1-point favorites. The O/U is set at 221.
The Chicago Bulls faced off with the New York Knicks and ended up losing by a score of 107-103 in their last game. Chicago walked away from the contest with a 48.9% field goal percentage (43 out of 88) and converted 6 out of their 36 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Bulls made 11 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 68.8%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 38 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 25 assists in this game while earning 11 steals and 3 blocked shots. Concerning defending, Chicago allowed 48.3% from the floor on 43 out of 89 shooting. New York earned 19 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. In addition, the Knicks had 47 boards (11 offensive, 36 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. New York finished the game shooting 66.7% when shooting free throws by burying 10 of 15 shots. They buried 11 out of their 22 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Zach LaVine is one player who was important in this game. He recorded 24 points on 10 out of 21 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37:56 minutes played and collected 5 rebounds. LaVine went 47.6% from the floor and also dished out 7 assists. Someone else that came through in this contest for the Bulls was Coby White. He pulled down 3 boards and had 6 dimes. He finished shooting 30.8% from the floor in this game by going 4-of-13 (13 points). Overall, White played 32:16 min.
Chicago heads into this contest with a record of 8-12 on the season. They turn it over 17.2 times per contest and as a unit they commit 20.8 fouls every game. As a unit, Chicago is grabbing 43.9 boards per contest and has earned 521 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 13th in the league in terms of passing. The Bulls are shooting 37.5% on shots from 3-point land (273 of 728) and 79.3% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 114.8 points per contest (7th in the league) while shooting 47.7% from the floor. Defensively, the Bulls are able to force 14.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.7 fouls. They rank 8th in basketball in allowing assists with 486 conceded so far this season. The Bulls are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.9% (298 of 413) and they relinquish 42.7 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 37.3% on shots from downtown and they are 27th in basketball in PPG allowed (117.1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Orlando Magic took a loss by a final score of 123-108 when they faced the Toronto Raptors. The Magic snagged 37 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 46 for the game. They also blocked 4 shots while earning 4 steals in the game. The Raptors committed 18 fouls in this contest which got the Magic to the free throw line for 14 tries. They were able to make 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 85.7%. In the matter of three-point attempts, Orlando made 14 of their 38 attempts (36.8%). When the final whistle was blown, the Magic finished the game shooting 41 out of 89 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.1%. The Magic allowed the Raptors to bury 40 of 83 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 48.2% in this game. They finished shooting 44.4% from downtown by going 20 out of 45 and finished the contest at 23 out of 25 from the free throw line (92.0%). When talking about team rebounding, Orlando allowed Toronto to grab 40 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Nikola Vučević was important for the Magic in this game. He knocked down 9 out of 19 for this game for a rate of 47.4%, which got him 21 points. Vučević had 18 boards in his 37:14 mins of time on the court and accounted for 4 assists for this contest. One more player that was pivotal for Orlando was Evan Fournier. He was able to score 21 points in 29:00 mins played by way of 7 out of 15 shooting for the game. Fournier walked away from this one going 46.7% from the floor as well as earning 4 assists and 5 boards.
Orlando has a mark of 8-14 this season. As an offense, the Magic are hitting on 42.8% from the field, which is ranked 30th in the league. Orlando has totaled 2,306 pts on the campaign (104.8 per game) and they collect 46.5 boards per game. They are earning an assist 22.5 times per contest (26th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per contest. The Magic are responsible for committing 17.9 fouls every game and they go 78.9% from the charity stripe. The Magic on defense are ranked 15th in the league in points given up per game with 111.6. The Orlando defense gives up 36.8% on shots from distance (285 of 774) and their opponents are converting on 76.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 25.2 assists and 45.4 total boards per game, which ranks them 20th and 20th in basketball. They have forced 13.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.4% from the floor (24th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando (+1)
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