Orlando Magic vs Sacramento Kings Prediction, 2/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+3)
The Sacramento Kings (12-12) host the Orlando Magic (9-16) at Golden 1 Center on Friday. Sacramento opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The total has been set at 223.
The Orlando Magic played the Portland Blazers and took a loss by a score of 106-97 in their last game. Orlando finished the game with a 42.0% field goal percentage (37 out of 88) and converted 11 out of their 35 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Magic buried 12 of 22 attempts for a percentage of 54.5%. With respect to getting rebounds, they earned 53 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 22 dimes in this contest as well as having 7 steals and 3 blocks. Regarding defense, Orlando allowed their opponent to shoot 38.9% from the floor on 35 out of 90 shooting. Portland earned 18 assists and had 6 steals in this game. Additionally, the Blazers collected 54 rebounds (9 offensive, 45 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Portland walked away from this one shooting 94.7% at the charity stripe by burying 18 of 19 tries. They also made 18 of their 46 shots from 3-point land.
Nikola Vučević is a player who came through in the game. He recorded 27 points on 10 of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 41:06 minutes and also snagged 15 rebounds. Vučević shot 47.6% from the floor and also earned 4 assists. An additional guy that had an impact in this game for the Magic was James Ennis. He grabbed 6 boards and also accumulated 2 dimes. He finished the game at 55.6% from the floor in this contest by connecting on 5-of-9 (16 points). Overall, Ennis played for 34:51 min.
Orlando will enter this game with a mark of 9-16 for the campaign. The Magic are connecting on 34.5% on shots from 3-point land (277 of 803) and 78.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 104.7 points per outing (28th in basketball) while hitting 42.9% from the field. They turn the ball over 13.7 times per game and as a squad are committing 17.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Orlando is collecting 46.9 boards per contest and is sitting with 561 dimes for the season, which is 24th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. When they are on the defensive end, the Magic are able to force 13.2 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. They surrender 37.2% from 3-point land while they are 19th in basketball in opponents points per game (112.0). The Magic defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.2% (330 of 463) and they surrender 45.6 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 22nd in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 627 surrendered this year.
In their last game, the Sacramento Kings took a loss by a final score of 119-111 when they faced the Philadelphia 76ers. The Kings pulled down 31 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 39 in the matchup. They rejected 8 tries while earning 6 steals in the game. The 76ers were called for 22 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Kings to the free throw line for 19 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 57.9%. When talking about shots from distance, Sacramento converted 14 of their 42 tries (33.3%). Overall, the Kings shot 43 for 99 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.4%. The Kings permitted the 76ers to convert 41 out of 85 tries from the floor which left them shooting 48.2% in this game. They finished the game shooting 45.0% from beyond the arc via 9 out of 20 and ended up going 28 out of 35 at the free throw line (80.0%). With respect to rebounds, Sacramento permitted Philadelphia to get 59 overall (12 offensive).
De'Aaron Fox was important for the Kings for the game. He converted 13 out of 30 for the matchup giving him a rate of 43.3%, which had him finishing with 34 points. Fox collected 6 rebounds in his 38:56 mins of time on the court and tallied 10 assists in the matchup. Another guy that played a role for Sacramento was Buddy Hield. He notched 21 points in 37:51 minutes played via 7 of 20 shooting for the game. Hield ended the game having shot 35.0% from the floor in addition to collecting 4 assists and 8 total rebounds.
Sacramento has a win-loss mark of 12-12 for the season. Sacramento has accumulated 2,727 pts on the year (113.6 per contest) and they collect 43.7 boards per game. The Kings commit 20.0 personal fouls every game and they hit 71.6% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Kings are shooting 47.3% from the floor, which is ranked 9th in the league. They are earning an assist 25.6 times per contest (10th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.9 times per game. The Kings defensively are ranked 29th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 118.3. They relinquish 25.9 assists and 45.5 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 25th and 20th in the league. The Sacramento defense concedes 38.6% on 3-pointers (314 of 813) and their opposition makes 81.3% of their foul shots. They are forcing 13.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.8% from the floor (27th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Orlando (+3)
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