Orlando Magic vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 1/9/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+7)
The Orlando Magic (6-2) travel to American Airlines Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Dallas Mavericks (4-4). The spread on this contest has Dallas as 7-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 218.
The Orlando Magic faced off with the Cleveland Cavaliers and went home with a win by a final score of 105-94 in their last contest. Orlando finished having earned a 49.4% FG percentage (40 out of 81) and knocked down 12 of their 29 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Magic made 13 of their 18 tries for a rate of 72.2%. In regard to getting rebounds, they earned 43 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 20 assists in this matchup in addition to getting 4 steals and 4 rejections. In relation to the defense, Orlando allowed the other team to go 42.4% from the field on 36 out of 85 shooting. Cleveland doled out 24 assists and had 9 steals for this game. Moreover, the Cavaliers pulled down 45 rebounds (13 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Cleveland shot 69.2% at the charity stripe by converting 18 of their 26 attempts. They also knocked down 4 out of their 26 shots from 3-point land.
Terrence Ross is one guy who played a role in this game. He was able to score 20 points on 6 out of 9 shooting. He played for 21:45 minutes and grabbed 2 rebounds. Ross finished shooting 66.7% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. One more player that was a major factor in the matchup for the Magic was Dwayne Bacon. He collected 2 rebounds and also accumulated 2 assists. He ended up shooting 57.1% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 8-of-14 (19 points). When the final whistle was blown, Bacon was on the hardwood for 31:31 minutes.
Orlando enters this contest with a mark of 6-2 on the campaign. They turn it over 13.4 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 18.4 personal fouls every game. As a team, Orlando is grabbing 48.3 boards per contest and has racked up 173 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 26th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Magic are hitting 34.5% on shots from beyond the arc (81 of 235) and 81.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 110.0 points per outing (18th in the league) while hitting 44.4% from the field. When they are on defense, the Magic are able to force 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.4 personal fouls. They rank 13th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 189 conceded on the campaign. The Magic are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.4% (122 of 163) and they concede 45.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They give up 32.3% on 3-point attempts and they rank 6th in basketball in PPG allowed (106.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Dallas Mavericks walked away with a victory by a final of 124-117 against the Denver Nuggets. The Mavericks were able to snag 37 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 44 in the game. They also stuffed 7 tries while getting 12 steals in the game. The Nuggets committed 27 personal fouls for the contest which got the Mavericks to the free throw line for 31 attempts. They were able to make 24 of them for a percentage of 77.4%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the perimeter, Dallas converted 16 of their 40 tries (40.0%). When the game finished, the Mavericks went 42 for 87 from the floor which had them shooting 48.3%. The Mavericks permitted the Nuggets to make 43 of 97 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 44.3% for the game. They finished 34.1% from beyond the perimeter by going 15 of 44 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 21 from the free throw line (76.2%). With respect to team rebounding, Dallas allowed Denver to grab 47 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Luka Dončić ended up being important for the Mavericks in this matchup. He made 13 out of 22 for this game for a field goal rate of 59.1%, which earned him 38 points. Dončić pulled down 9 boards in his 43:17 minutes of time on the court and accounted for 13 assists for this game. An additional guy that was important for Dallas was Josh Richardson. He was able to score 14 points in his 41:16 mins on the hardwood via 5 of 15 shooting for the matchup. Richardson ended the game having shot 33.3% from the field as well as contributing 2 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Dallas has a mark of 4-4 this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Mavericks are shooting 45.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 18th in basketball. Dallas has totaled 878 points this year (109.8 per contest) and they pull down 43.0 boards per game. They are getting an assist 22.3 times per game (27th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per contest. The Mavericks commit 22.4 fouls per contest while shooting 76.5% from the charity stripe. The Mavericks on the defensive side of the court are 7th in the league in points given up per game with 106.6. They relinquish 21.9 dimes and 44.8 rebounds per contest, which is 2nd and 16th in the league. The Dallas defense surrenders 32.8% from downtown (95 of 290) and opponents are making 78.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 16.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (12th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Orlando (+7)
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