Orlando Magic vs Brooklyn Nets Prediction, 12/18/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The Brooklyn Nets (20-8) are hosting the Orlando Magic (5-24) at Barclays Center on Saturday.
The Magic faced off with the Hawks and took a loss by a final of 111-99 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Magic ended up with 17 while the Hawks recorded 13 fouls. They knocked down 11 of 31 shots from beyond the perimeter. Atlanta finished the game shooting 100.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 16 of their 16 tries. On top of that, Atlanta pulled down 34 rebounds (6 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Atlanta recorded 40 dimes and had 25 steals in this contest. With regard to defense, Orlando allowed the other team to go 49.4% from the field on 42 out of 85 shooting. They also dished out 25 dimes in this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 5 turnovers and earning 4 steals. When talking about hauling in boards, they collected 46 with 12 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Magic knocked down 19 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 90.5%. Orlando finished the contest having earned a 38.9% field goal percentage (35 out of 90) and knocked down 10 of 35 three-point shots.
R.J. Hampton is one guy who was a factor for the contest. Hampton finished shooting 44.4% from the field and totaled 4 assists. He was on the court for 27 minutes played but wasn't able to snag any boards. He notched 15 points on 4 of 9 shooting.
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Orlando enters this game with a mark of 5-24 on the campaign. They are averaging 101.3 pts per contest (28th in the league) while hitting 42.1% from the field. The Magic are shooting 32.5% on 3-point shots (354 of 1,089) and 77.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Orlando is pulling in 44.6 rebounds per contest and has 634 assists so far this season, which is 23rd in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 15.4 times per game and as a team they are committing 19.2 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Magic are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per game and they draw 18.5 fouls. They are 29th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 749 relinquished on the season. The Magic defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.5% (1,201 of 2,584) and they relinquish 45.9 boards per game as a basketball team. They concede 36.5% on shots from downtown and they rank 27th in the league in PPG allowed (111.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Nets went home victorious with a score of 131-129 when they played the Raptors. The Nets snagged 41 defensive rebounds and 19 offensive rebounds for a total of 60 for this contest. They turned it over 16 times, while getting 7 steals in this contest. The Raptors earned 12 personal fouls in the game which got the Nets to the charity stripe for a total of 23 tries. They were able to make 17 of them for a rate of 73.9%. In terms of shooting from downtown, Brooklyn knocked down 14 of 39 tries (35.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Nets shot 50 out of 103 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.5%. The Nets permitted the Raptors to make 48 of 105 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.7% for the game. They wrapped up this game 34.6% from distance by connecting on 18 of 52 and ended up going 15 out of 19 at the free throw line (78.9%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Brooklyn allowed Toronto to collect 28 overall (13 on the offensive side).
Nicolas Claxton ended up being a factor for the Nets for this contest. He knocked down 8 of 10 for the game for a field goal rate of 80.0%, and totaled 7 rebounds. Claxton racked up 16 points in his 26 mins of playing time and added 1 assist in this matchup.
Brooklyn has a win-loss mark of 20-8 on the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Nets are shooting 46.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 5th in the league. Brooklyn has 3,084 points this year (110.1 per game) and they average 45.2 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.5 times per game (5th in the league) and they turn it over 14.1 times per game. The Nets commit 19.7 fouls per contest and they shoot 81.4% from the charity stripe.
The Nets on defense are ranked 13th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 106.6. They are able to force 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 43.0% from the floor (2nd in the league). The Brooklyn defense concedes 31.0% on 3-point shots (325 of 1,048) and their opposition knocks down 79.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 22.1 dimes and 45.6 total rebounds per game, which ranks 5th and 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Brooklyn
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