Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 10/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+7)
The Toronto Raptors (2-3) welcome the Orlando Magic (1-4) at Scotiabank Arena on Friday. Orlando opens as 7-point underdogs. The betting total is set at 210.
The Magic played the Hornets and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 120-111 in their last contest. Orlando wrapped up the contest with a 48.9% FG percentage (43 out of 88) and knocked down 15 of their 40 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Magic converted 10 of 13 shots for a percentage of 76.9%. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they earned 33 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 22 assists in this matchup while forcing 4 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In terms of defense, Orlando allowed 51.8% from the field on 43 out of 83 shooting. Charlotte totaled 40 dimes and had 22 steals in this game. Additionally, Charlotte grabbed 30 rebounds (10 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Charlotte finished the contest at 83.3% from the free throw line by converting 20 of their 24 tries. They also made 14 out of their 30 tries from distance.
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Cole Anthony is someone who was a contributor in the matchup. He left the arena with 24 points on 11 of 20 shooting. He played 35 minutes and also snagged 5 rebounds. Anthony walked away from this one shooting 55.0% from the floor and also recorded 6 assists.
Orlando comes into this contest with a record of 1-4 on the season. They average 100.8 points per game (28th in the league) while shooting 42.3% from the floor. The Magic are hitting 32.7% on three-point shots (65 of 199) and 76.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Orlando is collecting 43.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 106 assists this year, which has them ranked 11th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 17.0 times per game and as a squad they commit 21.2 personal fouls per game. On the defensive end, the Magic are forcing their opponents into 11.8 turnovers per game and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. The Magic defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 46.9% (214 of 456) and they relinquish 43.0 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 29th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 136 surrendered on the year. They relinquish 37.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 25th in the league in opponents PPG (115.0).
When they last played, the Raptors went home victorious with a score of 118-100 against the Pacers. The Raptors were able to snag 25 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while recording 18 steals for this game. The Pacers had 22 personal fouls for the game which got the Raptors to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to convert 12 of them for a percentage of 63.2%. In the matter of three-point attempts, Toronto buried 14 of 30 attempts (46.7%). Overall, the Raptors finished shooting 46 out of 100 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.0%. The Raptors permitted the Pacers to convert 38 out of their 79 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 48.1% in this contest. They finished 34.5% from distance by hitting 10 out of 29 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 17 at the free throw line (82.4%). In regard to rebounding, Toronto allowed Indiana to pull down 31 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Fred VanVleet ended up being a factor for the Raptors in the matchup. He knocked down 10 of 18 in this contest for a rate of 55.6%, and earned 10 rebounds. VanVleet racked up 26 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and had 6 assists in the game.
Toronto has a win-loss mark of 2-3 on the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Raptors are connecting on 41.3% from the floor, which ranks 28th in basketball. Toronto has earned 519 pts this season (103.8 per game) and they grab 50.4 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 20.4 times per game (27th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 15.2 times per game. The Raptors commit 19.0 fouls per contest while shooting 77.1% from the charity stripe. The Raptors defensively are ranked 5th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 99.0. They are forcing 18.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.2% from the field (12th in the league). The Toronto defense gives up 32.7% from downtown (52 of 159) and opponents are knocking down 81.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 21.2 assists and 42.2 boards per game, which is ranked 9th and 2nd in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando (+7)
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