Denver Nuggets vs Orlando Magic 12/1/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Denver Nuggets vs Orlando Magic
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Denver Nuggets (10-10) are en route to Amway Center on Wednesday where they will compete against the Orlando Magic (4-18).
The Nuggets stepped onto the hardwood against the Heat and took home the win by a score of 120-111 in their last contest. Denver finished the game having earned a 58.1% field goal percentage (43 out of 74) and made 18 of their 35 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Nuggets converted 16 of 21 attempts for a percentage of 76.2%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they earned 35 with 5 of them being offensive. They also doled out 32 assists in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 1 turnovers and having 2 steals. Regarding the defense, Denver allowed the other team to go 47.3% from the floor on 43 out of 91 shooting. Miami doled out 39 dimes and had 32 steals for this game. In addition, Miami collected 27 rebounds (12 offensive, 15 defensive) and earned 1 block. Miami finished shooting 66.7% when shooting free throws by burying 10 of their 15 attempts. They also made 15 of their 44 attempts from distance. When it comes to personal fouls, the Nuggets walked away with 18 while the Heat recorded 9 personal fouls.
Nikola Jokic is a guy who was a contributor for this contest. Jokic went 64.3% from the field and totaled 7 assists. He saw the court for 33 mins played and pulled down 15 rebounds. He totaled 24 points on 9 of 14 shooting.
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Denver heads into this game with a mark of 10-10 for the year. They average 103.7 pts per contest (24th in the NBA) while hitting 46.0% from the field. The Nuggets are hitting 33.5% on shots from 3-point land (240 of 717) and 75.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Denver is snagging 42.9 rebounds per game and has earned 483 assists this season, which ranks 17th in the NBA in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.7 times per contest and as a group they are committing 18.5 personal fouls per game.
Defensively, the Nuggets are forcing 13.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 fouls. They are ranked 10th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 467 conceded on the year. The Nuggets defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.5% (790 of 1,700) and they surrender 44.1 boards per game as a squad. They relinquish 33.6% on 3-pointers and they are 6th in the league in PPG allowed (103.9).
In their last game, the Magic took a loss by a final score of 101-96 against the 76ers. The Magic pulled down 47 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 55 in this game. They gave up possession 12 times, while getting 7 steals for the contest. The 76ers had 10 fouls for the matchup which got the Magic to the charity stripe for a total of 18 tries. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. In reference to shots from distance, Orlando buried 8 of 33 tries (24.2%). When all was said and done, the Magic walked away from this one shooting 37 for 90 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.1%. The Magic allowed the 76ers to bury 39 of 97 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.2% in the matchup. They finished 30.3% from distance by going 10 of 33 and ended up shooting 13 out of 18 at the free throw line (72.2%). In reference to how they rebounded, Orlando allowed Philadelphia to pull down 43 in all (12 offensive).
Franz Wagner ended up being a factor for the Magic for the matchup. He made 11 out of 24 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 45.8%, and had 6 rebounds. Wagner racked up 27 points in his 38 minutes on the court and had 5 dimes for this contest.
Orlando has a win-loss record of 4-18 on the season. The Magic commit 20.1 personal fouls every game and they go 74.8% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 21.5 times per contest (27th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 15.1 times per game. Orlando has 2,191 pts on the year (99.6 per contest) and they average 45.0 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Magic are hitting on 41.2% from the field, which is ranked 28th in the NBA.
The Magic are ranked 24th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 110.5. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.6% from the field (20th in the league). The Orlando defense allows 35.0% on three-point shots (289 of 826) and their opponents are connecting on 73.8% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 25.7 assists and 47.5 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 26th and 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando
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