Orlando Magic vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 10/20/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+5.5)
The Orlando Magic (21-51 last season) are headed to AT&T Center on Wednesday where they will play the San Antonio Spurs (33-39 last year). San Antonio opens as 5.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 215.5.
The Magic stepped onto the hardwood against the 76ers and took a loss by a score of 128-117 in their last contest. Orlando finished the contest with a 47.4% FG percentage (36 of 76) and made 10 of 28 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Magic knocked down 35 of their 41 shots for a percentage of 85.4%. With respect to pulling down boards, they collected a total of 47 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 23 assists for this game in addition to forcing 11 turnovers and having 4 steals. Regarding defense, Orlando allowed the other team to go 48.9% from the field on 46 of 94 shooting. Philadelphia dished out 35 dimes and had 8 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Philadelphia pulled down 41 rebounds (9 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Philadelphia walked away from this one shooting 73.9% at the free throw line by making 17 of 23 attempts. They buried 19 of their 40 shots from 3-point range.
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Cole Anthony is one player who was a major contributor in the game. He finished with 37 points on 10 out of 25 shooting. He was on the court for 37 mins and also totaled 8 rebounds. Anthony finished shooting 40.0% from the field and also dished out 2 assists.
Orlando will enter this contest after finishing with a mark of 21-51 last season. The Magic connected on 34.3% on shots from beyond the arc (784 of 2,288) and 77.5% from the free throw line. They had an average of 104.0 points per game (29th in the league) while connecting on 42.9% from the field. They turned it over 12.8 times per game and as a unit committed 17.2 fouls per contest. As a group, Orlando pulled down 45.4 boards per game and sat with 1,571 assists last season, which ranked 28th in the league in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Magic were able to force 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.7 fouls. They relinquished 37.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they ranked 20th in the league in opponents PPG (113.3). The Magic defensively gave up a FG percentage of 47.1% (3,039 of 6,456) and they surrendered 47.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They were 27th in the league in allowing assists 1,874 conceded over the course of last year.
The last time they took the court, the Spurs took a defeat with a final score of 123-121 when they played the Suns. The Spurs recorded 35 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 46 for this game. They turned it over 10 times, while getting 5 steals for this contest. The Suns committed 13 fouls for the matchup which took the Spurs to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They were able to make 14 of the free throw tries for a clip of 73.7%. In the matter of shooting from downtown, San Antonio knocked down 7 of 24 attempts (29.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Spurs shot 50 for 98 from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.0%. The Spurs allowed the Suns to convert 53 of 104 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.0% for this contest. They went 37.1% from 3-point land by connecting on 13 of 35 and finished the contest at 4 out of 4 from the free throw line (100.0%). In reference to rebounding, San Antonio allowed Phoenix to grab 48 overall (10 offensive).
Jakob Poeltl pitched in for the Spurs for this contest. He converted 4 out of 6 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and had 10 rebounds. Poeltl totaled 10 points in his 32 mins on the court and totaled 2 assists for this contest.
San Antonio had a mark of 33-39 last year. San Antonio earned 7,998 pts throughout last season (111.1 per game) and they collected 43.9 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Spurs shot 46.2% from the field, which had them ranked 20th in the league. The Spurs were responsible for committing 18.0 personal fouls per contest and they connected on 79.2% from the free throw line. They dished out assists 24.4 times per contest (16th in the NBA) and they turned it over 11.4 times per contest. The Spurs defensively were ranked 19th in the NBA in PPG given up with 112.8. They surrendered 24.8 dimes and 47.4 rebounds per contest, which had them ranked 14th and 29th in those categories on the defensive end. The San Antonio defense gave up 37.7% on 3-point shots (885 of 2,350) and their opposition made 75.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They forced 13.2 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 47.2% from the floor (22nd in basketball).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Antonio (-5.5)
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