Orlando Magic vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 3/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+3.5)
The Orlando Magic (13-23) are headed to AT&T Center on Friday where they'll take on the San Antonio Spurs (18-15). Orlando opens this matchup as 3.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 223.
The Orlando Magic faced off with the Atlanta Hawks and ended up losing by a score of 115-112 in their last game. Orlando ended the contest with a 42.9% field goal percentage (36 out of 84) and made 13 out of their 35 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Magic buried 27 of their 27 attempts for a rate of 100.0%. When discussing hauling in boards, they earned 46 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 24 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When talking about defense, Orlando allowed 44.7% from the field on 38 of 85 shooting. Atlanta distributed 26 assists and had 7 steals in this game. On top of that, Atlanta snagged 42 rebounds (6 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. Atlanta ended up shooting 94.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 18 of 19 tries. They also made 21 out of their 45 attempts from beyond the arc.
Nikola Vucevic is one player who played a role for the contest. He accounted for 29 points on 10 out of 21 shooting. He saw the court for 36:21 mins and grabbed 9 rebounds. Vucevic finished the game at 47.6% from the field and also recorded 3 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Magic was Terrence Ross. He pulled down 5 rebounds in his 41:15 minutes on the court. He ended up shooting 52.9% from the floor in the matchup via 9-of-17 (28 points). When all was said and done, Ross tallied 3 assists.
Orlando steps onto the hardwood with a record of 13-23 on the year. They currently have an average of 105.6 points per contest (28th in the NBA) while shooting 43.2% from the floor. The Magic are hitting 35.6% on shots from downtown (426 of 1,196) and 79.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Orlando is pulling down 46.4 rebounds per game and has accumulated 819 dimes for the campaign, which is 25th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 13.0 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.9 fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Magic are able to force 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.3 fouls. They are ranked 24th in the league in giving up assists with 927 conceded on the campaign. The Magic defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 47.1% (473 of 660) and they surrender 46.3 rebounds per contest as a unit. They give up 37.2% on 3-point shots while they are 17th in basketball in points per game allowed (112.2).
For their last game, the San Antonio Spurs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 115-104 when they faced the Dallas Mavericks. The Spurs were able to collect 24 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 30 in this contest. They also turned it over 9 times, while earning 10 steals in the matchup. The Mavericks committed 19 personal fouls in the game which got the Spurs to the charity stripe for 20 attempts. They were able to convert 16 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.0%. In reference to 3-point shots, San Antonio made 12 of 28 attempts (42.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Spurs ended up going 38 out of 83 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.8%. The Spurs permitted the Mavericks to convert 43 out of their 83 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 51.8% for the game. They shot 32.5% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 13 of 40 and ended up going 16 of 19 at the charity stripe (84.2%). When discussing rebounding, San Antonio allowed Dallas to pull down 51 overall (13 on the offensive side).
DeMar DeRozan was important for the Spurs in this matchup. He knocked down 12 out of 19 for the contest giving him a rate of 63.2%, but wasn't able to grab a rebound. DeRozan earned 30 points in his 37:03 minutes of playing time and had 11 assists for the game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for San Antonio was Keldon Johnson. He ended up finishing with no assists in 21:37 minutes played, and he put in 4 of 8 from the floor. Johnson ended the game having shot 50.0% from the floor as well as contributing 12 points and 4 rebounds.
San Antonio has a mark of 18-15 for the year. The Spurs have committed 17.5 personal fouls per contest and they hit 79.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.0 times per contest (15th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.2 times per contest. San Antonio has tallied 3,655 points this year (110.8 per game) and they average 44.5 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Spurs are connecting on 45.6% from the field, which is ranked 20th in the league. The Spurs on the defensive side of the court are 10th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 111.1. They have allowed 24.8 assists and 48.1 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 15th and 27th in the NBA. The San Antonio defense gives up 38.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (431 of 1,131) and opponents are connecting on 74.5% of their foul shots. They are able to force 13.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.6% from the floor (14th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando (+3.5)
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