Orlando Magic vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 1/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+14)
Barclays Center is the site where and the Brooklyn Nets (7-6) will take on the Orlando Magic (6-5) on Saturday. Orlando opens this contest as 14-point dogs. The over/under opens at 229.5.
The Orlando Magic faced off with the Milwaukee Bucks and took a loss by a final of 121-99 in their last game. Orlando ended the game with a 42.9% field goal percentage (39 of 91) and knocked down 11 out of their 31 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Magic knocked down 10 of 13 shots for a rate of 76.9%. When discussing rebounding, they compiled a total of 44 with 15 of them being offensive. They also doled out 24 assists in this contest in addition to having 5 steals and 4 blocks. Pertaining to the defense, Orlando allowed 50.5% from the floor on 46 out of 91 shooting. Milwaukee dished out 25 dimes and had 15 steals in this contest. On top of that, the Bucks snagged 43 boards (11 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 7 blocked shots. Milwaukee finished the contest at 80.0% at the free throw line by making 16 of 20 shots. They also knocked down 13 of their 35 shots from distance.
Nikola Vučević is one guy who was a factor in this game. He notched 28 points on 11 of 24 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 31:52 mins played and also collected 13 boards. Vučević finished the game at 45.8% from the field and dished out 5 dimes. One more player that was a determining factor in the game for the Magic was Aaron Gordon. He grabbed 5 rebounds and collected 8 dimes. He finished shooting 57.1% from the floor for this game via 8-of-14 (21 points). When the final whistle was blown, Gordon played for 35:14 min.
Orlando heads into this contest with a record of 6-5 on the campaign. The Magic are shooting 32.5% on shots from distance (106 of 326) and 81.1% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 106.1 points per game (27th in the league) while going 43.6% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 13.5 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Orlando is pulling in 46.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 231 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 28th in the league in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end, the Magic are forcing 14.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.5 personal fouls. The Magic are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 47.9% (163 of 215) and they relinquish 45.6 boards per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 9th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 273 surrendered for the season. They concede 36.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 13th in basketball in points per game allowed (110.3).
When they last played, the Brooklyn Nets walked away with a victory by a final of 116-109 against the New York Knicks. The Nets collected 34 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 46 for the game. They also stuffed 5 attempts while earning 3 steals in the matchup. The Knicks were called for 16 fouls for the game which took the Nets to the charity stripe for 17 tries. They were able to bury 12 of the free throw tries for a rate of 70.6%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Brooklyn buried 16 out of 40 attempts (40.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Nets finished shooting 44 for 91 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.4%. The Nets allowed the Knicks to convert 44 out of their 92 tries from the floor which had them shooting 47.8% for the game. They finished 39.3% from distance by shooting 11 of 28 and ended up going 10 out of 12 from the free throw line (83.3%). When it comes to rebounding, Brooklyn allowed New York to pull down 43 overall (12 on the offensive side).
Kevin Durant ended up being a factor for the Nets for the contest. He knocked down 10 out of 18 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 55.6%, which got him 26 points. Durant collected 3 rebounds in his 30:21 minutes of time on the court and had 6 dimes for the contest. Someone else who was a determining factor for Brooklyn was Bruce Brown. He totaled 15 points in 30:02 minutes played by way of 6 out of 13 from the floor in this game. Brown wrapped this one up going 46.2% from the field while also totaling 2 assists and 14 boards.
Brooklyn has a mark of 7-6 on the year. Brooklyn has scored 1,542 points on the year (118.6 per game) and they grab 46.4 boards per contest. The Nets commit 18.8 fouls every game while shooting 79.6% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Nets are hitting on 48.7% from the floor, which is ranked 4th in the league. They are earning an assist 26.2 times per game (8th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.8 times per contest. The Nets on defense are ranked 22nd in the NBA in points given up per game with 112.9. The Brooklyn defense surrenders 36.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (161 of 437) and their opponents are knocking down 76.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 25.0 dimes and 45.8 rebounds every game, which is ranked 19th and 19th in the NBA. They are forcing their opponents into 13.8 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.6% from the floor (8th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Brooklyn (-14)
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