Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 12/17/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic
Date: Friday, December 17, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Miami Heat (17-12) are traveling to Amway Center on Friday where they will try to defeat the Orlando Magic (5-24).
The Heat played the 76ers and walked away with a win by a score of 101-96 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Heat ended up finishing with 18 and the 76ers had 11 personal fouls. They buried 12 out of their 37 tries from beyond the perimeter. Philadelphia shot 82.4% from the free throw line by knocking down 14 of 17 shots. Moreover, Philadelphia had 31 boards (4 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Philadelphia dished out 35 assists and had 26 steals for the game. When discussing the defense, Miami allowed their opponent to shoot 44.3% from the field on 35 of 79 shooting. They also dished out 25 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 44 with 9 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Heat knocked down 13 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 76.5%. Miami wrapped up the contest having earned a 44.9% FG percentage (35 out of 78) and converted 18 of 44 3-point attempts.
Dewayne Dedmon is one guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. He ended up finishing with 10 points on 5 of 8 shooting. He played for 32 mins and grabbed 14 rebounds. Dedmon ended up shooting 62.5% from the floor and also distributed 5 assists.
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Miami steps onto the hardwood with a record of 17-12 on the year. They have an average of 106.9 points per game (17th in the NBA) while shooting 46.1% from the field. The Heat are shooting 36.2% from downtown (372 of 1,028) and 79.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Miami is pulling in 44.1 rebounds per game and has accumulated 732 assists this year, which ranks 6th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 20.3 fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Heat are forcing 15.7 turnovers every game and they draw 19.6 fouls. They are relinquishing 34.5% on shots from downtown and they rank 3rd in the league in points per game allowed (103.8). The Heat defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.9% (1,069 of 2,433) and they relinquish 41.4 boards per contest as a team. They are ranked 13th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 668 conceded on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Magic took a defeat with a final score of 111-99 against the Hawks. In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Orlando allowed Atlanta to pull down 34 overall (6 offensive). They went 35.5% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 11 of 31 and finished the contest at 16 out of 16 at the free throw line (100.0%). The Magic permitted the Hawks to convert 42 of their 85 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 49.4% in this matchup. When all was said and done, the Magic ended up shooting 35 for 90 from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.9%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Orlando buried 10 out of 35 attempts (28.6%). They were able to make 19 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 90.5%. The Hawks were called for 13 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Magic to the free throw line for a total of 21 attempts. They coughed up the ball 16 times, while earning 4 steals for the matchup. The Magic snagged 34 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 46 in this contest.
R.J. Hampton ended up being important for the Magic for the contest. Hampton recorded 15 points in his 27 mins of playing time and accumulated 4 dimes for the contest. He knocked down 4 of 9 in the game for a field goal percentage of 44.4%, but wasn't able to grab a rebound.
Orlando has a win-loss record of 5-24 this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Magic are connecting on 42.1% from the field, which is 28th in the NBA. Orlando has 2,937 pts on the season (101.3 per contest) and they collect 44.6 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 21.9 times per contest (26th in the NBA) and they turn it over 15.4 times per contest. The Magic commit 19.2 personal fouls per game while shooting 77.2% from the free throw line.
The Magic on the defensive end are ranked 27th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 111.8. They have forced 12.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.5% from the floor (24th in the NBA). The Orlando defense gives up 36.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (393 of 1,076) and opponents are converting on 74.6% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 25.8 assists and 45.9 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 29th and 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami
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