Golden State Warriors vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 2/19/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs Orlando Magic
Date: Friday, February 19, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (-5.5)
The Golden State Warriors (16-13) head to Amway Center on Friday where they'll meet the Orlando Magic (11-18). Orlando opens this game as 5.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 224.5.
The Golden State Warriors stepped onto the hardwood against the Miami Heat and went home with a win by a final score of 120-112 in their last contest. Golden State ended having earned a 45.3% field goal percentage (43 out of 95) and knocked down 18 out of their 52 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Warriors converted 16 of their 21 tries for a rate of 76.2%. With respect to rebounding, they compiled 45 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 32 dimes in this contest as well as getting 10 steals and 2 rejections. Concerning defense, Golden State allowed the other team to go 45.4% from the floor on 44 of 97 shooting. Miami dished out 28 assists and had 7 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Heat collected 50 rebounds (8 offensive, 42 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Miami finished shooting 91.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of 12 tries. They buried 13 of 36 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Stephen Curry is one guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. He walked away with 25 points on 8 of 25 shooting. He saw the court for 42:22 mins and also snagged 7 boards. Curry shot 32.0% from the floor and totaled 11 assists. Another guy that was a factor in the game for the Warriors was Kelly Oubre. He collected 8 rebounds and tallied 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 60.0% from the floor for the contest via 9-of-15 (23 points). When the game finished, Oubre saw the court for 43:36 minutes.
Golden State enters this matchup with a record of 16-13 for the campaign. The Warriors are hitting 37.4% on shots from 3-point land (418 of 1,119) and 77.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 114.7 points per outing (7th in the league) while shooting 46.3% from the floor. They are turning it over 14.4 times per contest and as a squad they commit 22.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Golden State is pulling in 43.8 boards per contest and is sitting with 799 assists on the campaign, which ranks 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. When they are on the defensive end, the Warriors are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.7 personal fouls. The Warriors defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 43.9% (444 of 601) and they surrender 48.3 rebounds per game as a team. They are 12th in the NBA in allowing assists with 679 conceded so far this year. They are relinquishing 36.9% on shots from distance and they are ranked 18th in the NBA in opponents points per game (112.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Orlando Magic got the win with a final of 107-89 when they faced the New York Knicks. The Magic snagged 40 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 50 in this matchup. They rejected 7 attempts while earning 10 steals in this matchup. The Knicks were called for 14 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Magic to the free throw line for a total of 10 shots. They were able to knock down 7 of those for a rate of 70.0%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Orlando buried 16 of their 34 tries (47.1%). Overall, the Magic went 42 for 92 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.7%. The Magic permitted the Knicks to make 33 of 87 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 37.9% in the game. They finished the game shooting 25.9% from distance by connecting on 7 of 27 and ended up going 16 of 19 at the free throw line (84.2%). In the matter of rebounding, Orlando permitted New York to grab 46 in total (10 offensive).
Evan Fournier was important for the Magic in this game. He converted 8 out of 15 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 53.3%, which had him sitting at 19 points. Fournier snagged 3 rebounds in his 31:25 mins of time on the hardwood and tallied 3 assists in the game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Orlando was Nikola Vučević. He left the arena with 16 points in 37:38 minutes played via 8 of 24 from the floor for the matchup. Vučević ended the game having shot 33.3% from the field while also earning 5 dimes and 16 total rebounds.
Orlando has a record of 11-18 on the season. Orlando has 3,043 pts so far this year (104.9 per contest) and they grab 46.9 boards per contest. The Magic are committing 17.1 fouls per contest and they connect on 78.1% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Magic are hitting on 43.0% from the field, which has them ranked 30th in the NBA. They are earning an assist 22.2 times per game (27th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.5 times per contest. The Magic are ranked 8th in basketball in PPG given up with 111.0. They are able to force 13.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.0% from the field (17th in the NBA). The Orlando defense surrenders 36.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (378 of 1,027) and their opponents are connecting on 77.9% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 25.1 assists and 46.0 total boards per game, ranking them 18th and 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State (-5.5)
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