Orlando Magic vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 4/4/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+12.5)
The Orlando Magic (17-31) travel to Ball Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Denver Nuggets (30-18). Orlando opens this game as 12.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 230.
The Orlando Magic stepped onto the hardwood against the New Orleans Pelicans and walked away with a win by a score of 115-110 in their last game. Orlando wrapped up the game with a 42.5% field goal percentage (45 of 106) and made 5 of their 25 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Magic buried 20 of 23 tries for a rate of 87.0%. In the matter of rebounding, they collected 48 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 20 assists in this matchup while creating 24 turnovers and getting 17 steals. When talking about defense, Orlando allowed the other team to go 44.1% from the floor on 41 of 93 shooting. New Orleans dished out 26 assists and had 7 steals in this game. Moreover, New Orleans collected 55 rebounds (12 offensive, 43 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. New Orleans finished the game shooting 84.2% at the free throw line by making 16 of their 19 attempts. They also buried 12 of 29 attempts from beyond the arc.
Chasson Randle is a guy who was a factor in the matchup. He was able to score 15 points on 5 out of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 35:14 mins and also snagged 6 rebounds. Randle finished 31.3% from the field and totaled 2 dimes. Another guy that came through in this matchup for the Magic was Dwayne Bacon. He had 2 rebounds in his 32:40 minutes on the court. He ended up going 38.5% from the floor for the contest by going 5-of-13 (14 points). Overall, Bacon totaled 2 assists.
Orlando heads into this contest with a mark of 17-31 so far this season. They are averaging 104.5 points per outing (28th in the NBA) while going 43.0% from the field. The Magic are shooting 35.4% on shots from downtown (563 of 1,589) and 78.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Orlando is snagging 46.5 boards per game and has tallied 1,086 assists for the year, which has them ranked 26th in basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.1 times per game and as a team they are committing 16.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Magic are forcing 13.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. The Magic are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.5% (622 of 866) and they relinquish 46.4 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 23rd in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,225 relinquished on the campaign. They give up 36.5% from beyond the arc and they are 11th in the league in points per game allowed (110.6).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Denver Nuggets went home victorious with a score of 101-94 against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Nuggets pulled down 31 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 38 for the game. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while getting 6 steals for the matchup. The Clippers committed 19 fouls for the contest which took the Nuggets to the charity stripe for 14 attempts. They were able to convert 10 of those for a percentage of 71.4%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, Denver made 13 of 25 tries (52.0%). In all, the Nuggets finished shooting 39 out of 81 from the field which gave them a rate of 48.1%. The Nuggets permitted the Clippers to bury 35 out of 85 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 41.2% for the game. They finished 29.4% from downtown via 10 out of 34 and finished the game at 14 out of 16 from the free throw line (87.5%). Regarding rebounding, Denver permitted Los Angeles to grab 45 in total (13 on the offensive glass).
Jamal Murray pitched in for the Nuggets for the contest. He made 9 out of 18 for the contest for a rate of 50.0%, and totaled 8 rebounds. Murray recorded 23 points in his 38:38 mins of playing time and accumulated 2 assists in the matchup. Another guy who came through for Denver was Michael Porter Jr.. He ended up walking away with 1 assist in his 32:08 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 7 out of 11 from the floor. Porter wrapped this one up going 63.6% from the floor while contributing 20 points and 4 total rebounds.
Denver has a mark of 30-18 for the season. Denver has accumulated 5,531 pts so far this season (115.2 per game) and they pull in 44.1 rebounds per game. The Nuggets have committed 18.9 fouls per game while shooting 78.4% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Nuggets are connecting on 48.8% from the floor, which ranks 3rd in the NBA. Their rate of earning assists is at 27.0 times per game (3rd in the league) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per contest. The Nuggets are ranked 8th in the league in PPG allowed with 110.0. They have surrendered 26.2 assists and 41.4 rebounds per game, which is ranked 26th and 3rd in basketball. The Denver defense gives up 36.2% on shots from 3-point land (623 of 1,720) and their opponents are connecting on 77.6% of their foul shots. They are forcing 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.8% from the field (20th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Orlando (+12.5)
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