Dallas Mavericks vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 3/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Orlando Magic
Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (-6.5)
The Orlando Magic (13-21) play the Dallas Mavericks (16-16) at Amway Center on Monday. The line on this contest has Dallas as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 226.5.
The Dallas Mavericks played the Brooklyn Nets and earned the victory with a final of 115-98 in their last game. Dallas finished the game having earned a 52.3% field goal percentage (45 of 86) and converted 14 out of their 36 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Mavericks buried 11 of 17 tries for a rate of 64.7%. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 36 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 23 assists in the matchup as well as forcing 19 turnovers and having 12 steals. Pertaining to defending, Dallas let their opponent shoot 40.7% from the floor on 35 of 86 shooting. Brooklyn doled out 21 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. In addition, Brooklyn totaled 47 rebounds (14 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Brooklyn finished shooting 73.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 14 of 19 shots. They also converted 14 of their 44 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Luka Doncic is someone who was a major factor for this game. He recorded 27 points on 11 out of 21 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33:43 minutes played and also totaled 6 boards. Doncic finished the game at 52.4% from the field and also totaled 7 dimes. Someone else that had an impact in the matchup for the Mavericks was Kristaps Porzingis. He pulled down 4 rebounds in his 25:34 minutes played. He finished shooting 53.8% from the field for this contest by hitting 7-of-13 (18 points). When the game finished, Porziņģis had accumulated 2 assists.
Dallas heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-16 this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.4 times per game and as a unit they commit 20.6 fouls per contest. As a team, Dallas is pulling down 42.4 boards per contest and has 722 assists on the year, which ranks 27th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Mavericks are hitting 35.4% on 3-pointers (420 of 1,187) and 78.2% from the charity stripe. They average 112.0 pts per contest (17th in basketball) while hitting 46.5% from the field. When they are on defense, the Mavericks are forcing 13.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.4 fouls. The Mavericks defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 46.6% (438 of 686) and they relinquish 45.5 boards per contest as a group. They rank 6th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 750 surrendered for the campaign. They relinquish 36.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 22nd in the league in opponents points per game (113.0).
The last time they took the court, the Orlando Magic took a loss by a final score of 124-109 when they played the Utah Jazz. The Magic collected 30 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 3 times, while getting 6 steals for this game. The Jazz were called for 14 fouls for this game which took the Magic to the free throw line for a total of 8 attempts. They were able to make 7 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 87.5%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Orlando buried 14 of 34 tries (41.2%). At the conclusion of this game, the Magic went 44 out of 96 from the floor which had them shooting 45.8%. The Magic permitted the Jazz to convert 45 out of their 85 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 52.9% for the game. They finished shooting 37.8% from distance by going 17 of 45 and finished the contest at 17 out of 24 at the free throw line (70.8%). When discussing attacking the glass, Orlando allowed Utah to collect 52 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Nikola Vucevic ended up being a major contributor for the Magic for this game. He converted 14 of 26 for the matchup for a rate of 53.8%, and added 8 rebounds. Vucevic recorded 34 points in his 34:38 minutes on the hardwood and added 4 assists in the matchup. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Orlando was Evan Fournier. He walked away with 4 assists in 33:54 minutes on the hardwood, and he converted 7 of 20 from the floor. Fournier ended up shooting 35.0% from the floor and also earning 16 points and 7 rebounds.
Orlando has a record of 13-21 for the year. Orlando has accounted for 3,566 pts for the campaign (104.9 per contest) and they snag 46.6 boards per game. The Magic commit 16.9 fouls every game and they shoot 78.4% from the free throw line. In terms of offensive execution, the Magic are shooting 43.0% from the floor, which ranks them 30th in basketball. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.6 times per game (26th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.3 times per game. The Magic on the defensive end are ranked 12th in the league in points allowed per game with 111.6. They have surrendered 25.6 assists and 46.4 boards per game, which is 23rd and 24th in the league. The Orlando defense allows 36.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (455 of 1,233) and opponents are connecting on 77.4% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 13.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.0% from the field (20th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (-6.5)
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