Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 2/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-1)
Amway Center is the venue where and the Orlando Magic (8-14) will play the Chicago Bulls (8-12) on Saturday. Chicago opens this game as 1-point favorites. The total opens at 223.5.
The Chicago Bulls took the court against the New York Knicks and went home with a loss by a final score of 107-103 in their last game. Chicago ended the game with a 48.9% FG percentage (43 of 88) and knocked down 6 out of their 36 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Bulls converted 11 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 68.8%. In relation to getting rebounds, they compiled 38 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 25 assists for this contest while earning 11 steals and 3 blocks. In regard to defense, Chicago allowed their opponent to shoot 48.3% from the field on 43 of 89 shooting. New York recorded 19 dimes and had 5 steals in this game. Additionally, the Knicks pulled down 47 rebounds (11 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. New York ended up shooting 66.7% at the free throw line by burying 10 of 15 attempts. They also buried 11 of 22 shots from long range.
Zach LaVine is someone who had an impact in this contest. He ended up scoring 24 points on 10 out of 21 shooting. He played 37:56 mins played and also totaled 5 boards. LaVine ended up shooting 47.6% from the field and also dished out 7 dimes. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Bulls was Coby White. He pulled down 3 rebounds and totaled 6 assists. He finished the game at 30.8% from the floor for the matchup by going 4-of-13 (13 points). Overall, White was on the court for 32:16 min.
Chicago will take the court with a mark of 8-12 this year. The Bulls are shooting 37.5% on 3-pointers (273 of 728) and 79.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 114.8 pts per game (7th in the NBA) while going 47.7% from the field. They are giving up possession 17.2 times per contest and as a unit they commit 20.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Chicago is grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game and has earned 521 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 15th in basketball in terms of passing. On the defensive end of the court, the Bulls are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game and they draw 20.7 fouls. They are ranked 6th in the league in allowing assists with 486 surrendered on the campaign. The Bulls defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.9% (298 of 413) and they relinquish 42.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 37.3% on 3-point shots while they are 27th in the league in points per game allowed (117.1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Orlando Magic walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 123-108 against the Toronto Raptors. The Magic recorded 37 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 46 for this contest. They also rejected 4 shots while earning 4 steals in this matchup. The Raptors committed 18 fouls in this game which took the Magic to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to make 12 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. When it comes to shooting from distance, Orlando converted 14 out of their 38 tries (36.8%). At the conclusion of this game, the Magic finished 41 for 89 from the floor which had them shooting 46.1%. The Magic allowed the Raptors to convert 40 of their 83 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.2% for the game. They finished 44.4% from 3-point land by shooting 20 out of 45 and finished the game at 23 of 25 from the free throw line (92.0%). When talking about rebounds, Orlando allowed Toronto to collect 40 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Nikola Vučević was important for the Magic for the contest. He knocked down 9 out of 19 for the contest for a rate of 47.4%, which got him 21 points. Vučević snagged 18 boards in his 37:14 mins of time on the hardwood and had 4 dimes in the matchup. An additional guy that was important for Orlando was Evan Fournier. He accumulated 21 points in his 29:00 mins played by way of 7 of 15 shooting in this matchup. Fournier wrapped this one up going 46.7% from the field while also contributing 4 assists and 5 rebounds.
Orlando has a win-loss record of 8-14 so far this year. Orlando has totaled 2,306 points on the season (104.8 per game) and they grab 46.5 rebounds per game. The Magic are responsible for committing 17.9 fouls per contest and they shoot 78.9% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Magic are shooting 42.8% from the field, which ranks 30th in the NBA. They are earning an assist 22.5 times per game (26th in the league) and they turn it over 13.8 times per game. The Magic on the defensive side of the court are 14th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 111.6. They relinquish 25.2 dimes and 45.4 boards per game, which ranks them 20th and 20th in the league. The Orlando defense gives up 36.8% on three-point shots (285 of 774) and opponents are connecting on 76.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 13.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.4% from the floor (23rd in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-1)
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