Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 1/31/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+5.5)
The Orlando Magic (8-12) are headed to Amalie Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Toronto Raptors (7-12). Orlando opens this matchup as 5.5-point underdogs. The total opens at 227.
The Orlando Magic played the Los Angeles Clippers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 116-90 in their last contest. Orlando walked away from the contest having earned a 36.0% FG percentage (32 out of 89) and buried 10 out of their 33 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Magic knocked down 16 of their 18 shots for a rate of 88.9%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they compiled 49 with 12 of them being offensive. They also dished out 20 dimes in this matchup as well as earning 6 steals and 2 rejections. In terms of the defense, Orlando allowed their opponent to shoot 48.9% from the field on 46 of 94 shooting. Los Angeles recorded 25 dimes and had 8 steals in this game. In addition, the Clippers collected 49 boards (9 offensive, 40 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Los Angeles finished the game shooting 100.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 11 of their 11 tries. They buried 13 of 37 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Nikola Vučević is one guy who played a role in the matchup. He accounted for 10 points on 4 out of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 28:32 minutes played and also collected 6 rebounds. Vučević finished the game at 30.8% from the floor and earned 2 dimes. An additional guy that came through in the matchup for the Magic was Aaron Gordon. He grabbed 7 rebounds and also collected 2 assists. He finished shooting 30.8% from the floor for this game via 4-of-13 (9 points). At the conclusion of this game, Gordon was on the court for 28:44 minutes.
Orlando comes into this game with a record of 8-12 so far this year. They are giving up possession 13.8 times per game and as a unit are committing 17.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Orlando is grabbing 46.8 boards per contest and has 449 dimes so far this season, which is 16th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Magic are shooting 34.7% on 3-pointers (222 of 640) and 78.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 104.8 pts per game (28th in basketball) while hitting 42.8% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Magic have forced 14.0 turnovers per game while drawing 18.6 fouls. The Magic defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.4% (279 of 372) and they concede 45.6 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 25th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 495 relinquished on the campaign. They are giving up 36.7% on 3-point shots and they rank 17th in the NBA in points per game allowed (110.9).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Toronto Raptors went home defeated by a final of 126-124 when they played the Sacramento Kings. The Raptors pulled down 23 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 35 for the matchup. They also turned away 2 shots while earning 14 steals in the game. The Kings committed 25 personal fouls in the game which got the Raptors to the free throw line for a total of 33 attempts. They were able to make 27 of them for a clip of 81.8%. Regarding shooting from downtown, Toronto buried 13 of 32 tries (40.6%). When this game wrapped up, the Raptors shot 42 out of 86 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.8%. The Raptors allowed the Kings to make 43 out of their 78 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 55.1% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 44.4% from three-point range by going 16 out of 36 and ended up shooting 24 of 31 at the free throw line (77.4%). Regarding how they rebounded, Toronto permitted Sacramento to get 38 in all (11 on the offensive side).
Pascal Siakam was important for the Raptors for the matchup. He converted 11 of 20 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 55.0%, which gave him 32 points. Siakam had 4 rebounds in his 37:50 mins of time on the hardwood and earned 2 dimes for the game. One more player that was important for Toronto was Fred VanVleet. He notched 26 points in his 36:14 mins on the court by way of 7 of 16 from the floor for this contest. VanVleet ended the game having shot 43.8% from the field as well as earning 6 assists and 5 rebounds.
Toronto has a mark of 7-12 so far this season. The Raptors are committing 22.2 personal fouls every game while shooting 80.6% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 24.4 times per contest (16th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 14.8 times per game. Toronto has scored 2,110 pts on the season (111.1 per contest) and they collect 42.9 boards per game. As an offense, the Raptors are shooting 43.9% from the floor, which is ranked 27th in the league. The Raptors on defense are ranked 14th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 110.7. They are forcing their opponents into 17.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.5% from the floor (12th in basketball). The Toronto defense concedes 36.8% on shots from distance (257 of 698) and their opponents are converting on 78.8% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 26.5 assists and 45.4 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 27th and 17th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto (-5.5) and over 227 points
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