Orlando Magic vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 2/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+8.5)
Phoenix Suns Arena is the venue where and the Phoenix Suns (15-9) will take on the Orlando Magic (10-17) on Sunday. Orlando opens this game as 8.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 225.
The Orlando Magic stepped onto the hardwood against the Sacramento Kings and went home with a win by a final score of 123-112 in their last contest. Orlando walked away from the game with a 50.5% FG percentage (46 out of 91) and knocked down 15 of their 34 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Magic made 16 of their 20 shots for a rate of 80.0%. Concerning hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 42 with 10 of them being offensive. They also distributed 25 assists for the contest in addition to getting 8 steals and 2 blocks. When talking about the defense, Orlando let their opponent shoot 51.8% from the floor on 43 out of 83 shooting. Sacramento dished out 33 assists and had 8 steals for the contest. Additionally, the Kings pulled down 42 boards (8 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Sacramento finished shooting 73.7% at the free throw line by making 14 of their 19 shots. They also made 12 out of their 33 shots from three-point range.
Nikola Vučević is someone who came through for the contest. He recorded 42 points on 17 out of 22 shooting. He saw the court for 34:09 minutes and collected 9 boards. Vučević ended up going 77.3% from the field and dished out 4 assists. Another guy that had an impact in the game for the Magic was Michael Carter-Williams. He grabbed 7 rebounds and had 7 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 43.8% from the floor for the matchup by connecting on 7-of-16 (21 points). When this game wrapped up, Carter-Williams was on the court for 27:06 min.
Orlando heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-17 for the campaign. The Magic are connecting on 35.3% on 3-pointers (307 of 870) and 78.1% from the free throw line. They average 105.4 points per game (28th in the NBA) on 43.1% from the field. They are turning it over 13.6 times per game and as a group they are committing 17.3 fouls per contest. As a unit, Orlando is pulling down 46.8 rebounds per contest and has totaled 605 assists this season, which is 23rd in the NBA in terms of passing. On defense, the Magic have forced 13.5 turnovers per game while drawing 18.6 personal fouls. The Magic defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 47.4% (365 of 501) and they concede 45.5 rebounds per contest as a team. They are ranked 27th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 689 conceded on the year. They are conceding 37.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 18th in basketball in opponents points per game (111.9).
For their last game, the Phoenix Suns got the win with a final of 125-124 when they played the Milwaukee Bucks. The Suns snagged 35 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 47 for this game. They also rejected 2 shots while recording 7 steals in this contest. The Bucks committed 21 personal fouls for the game which got the Suns to the free throw line for a total of 25 shots. They were able to make 18 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 72.0%. In the matter of shooting from downtown, Phoenix made 15 of their 31 tries (48.4%). Overall, the Suns ended up going 46 for 87 from the field which had them sitting at 52.9%. The Suns permitted the Bucks to make 43 out of 85 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.6% in this game. They went 43.2% from distance by shooting 16 out of 37 and walked away from this one shooting 22 out of 30 at the free throw line (73.3%). With respect to attacking the glass, Phoenix allowed Milwaukee to snag 39 in all (10 offensive).
Devin Booker was important for the Suns for the contest. He made 11 out of 21 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 52.4%, which got him 30 points. Booker totaled 6 rebounds in his 39:04 minutes of time on the court and accumulated 3 assists for the game. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Phoenix was Chris Paul. He racked up 28 points in 32:26 mins played via 10 out of 20 from the floor for the contest. Paul walked away from this one going 50.0% from the field in addition to contributing 7 dimes and 3 boards.
Phoenix has a record of 15-9 this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Suns are shooting 46.8% from the field, which ranks them 11th in the league. Phoenix has earned 2,651 points for the season (110.5 per contest) and they collect 44.6 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 25.9 times per game (10th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.6 times per game. The Suns commit 20.8 personal fouls per game and they go 82.7% from the charity stripe. The Suns on the defensive side of the court are 4th in the league in PPG given up with 107.8. The Phoenix defense gives up 35.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (270 of 763) and opponents are making 74.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 22.3 assists and 44.1 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 2nd and 12th in basketball. They have forced 12.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the field (10th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Orlando (+8.5)
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