Orlando Magic vs Utah Jazz Prediction, 4/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Utah Jazz
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+12.5)
The Utah Jazz (36-11) host the Orlando Magic (17-31) at Vivint Arena on Saturday. Orlando opens this matchup as 12.5-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 223.
The Orlando Magic took the court against the New Orleans Pelicans and took home the win by a score of 115-110 in their last game. Orlando finished the game having earned a 42.5% field goal percentage (45 out of 106) and converted 5 of their 25 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Magic made 20 of their 23 shots for a percentage of 87.0%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned 49 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 20 dimes for this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 23 turnovers and getting 16 steals. In terms of defending, Orlando allowed their opponent to shoot 43.6% from the field on 41 out of 94 shooting. New Orleans distributed 26 dimes and had 7 steals for this contest. In addition, New Orleans collected 55 rebounds (12 offensive, 43 defensive) and had 5 rejections. New Orleans finished the game shooting 84.2% at the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of 19 tries. They also converted 12 of 29 tries from 3-point land.
Chasson Randle is a guy who was important in this matchup. He ended up finishing with 15 points on 5 out of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 35:14 mins and also snagged 6 rebounds. Randle ended up shooting 31.3% from the field and totaled 2 assists. Someone else that was a contributor in the matchup for the Magic was Dwayne Bacon. He collected 3 rebounds in his 32:40 minutes on the basketball court. He ended up going 38.5% from the field in this contest by going 5-of-13 (14 points). When the game finished, Bacon had accumulated 2 assists.
Orlando heads into this game with a win-loss record of 17-31 for the campaign. They are giving up possession 13.1 times per game and as a squad they are committing 16.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Orlando is pulling down 46.5 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,086 assists on the season, which is 25th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Magic are connecting on 35.4% on three-point shots (563 of 1,589) and 78.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 104.5 points per game (29th in the NBA) while going 43.0% from the floor. Defensively, the Magic are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.0 fouls. They are conceding 36.5% on three-point shots while they are 10th in basketball in points per game allowed (110.6). The Magic defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.5% (621 of 866) and they surrender 46.4 boards per contest as a squad. They are 24th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,225 surrendered on the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Utah Jazz got the victory with a final of 111-107 against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Jazz pulled down 35 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 46 in the game. They gave up possession 14 times, while getting 10 steals for the contest. The Grizzlies were called for 20 personal fouls in the game which got the Jazz to the free throw line for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to knock down 19 of those for a percentage of 76.0%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, Utah converted 16 of their 49 attempts (32.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Jazz ended up going 38 for 89 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.7%. The Jazz permitted the Grizzlies to bury 42 of their 90 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 46.7% for this contest. They went 27.8% from downtown by shooting 5 of 18 and ended up going 18 out of 23 at the free throw line (78.3%). When talking about how they rebounded, Utah permitted Memphis to snag 46 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Mike Conley ended up having an impact for the Jazz for the contest. He made 11 out of 18 in this contest giving him a rate of 61.1%, and earned 4 rebounds. Conley recorded 26 points in his 35:19 mins on the court and tallied 7 dimes for the matchup. Someone else that was pivotal for Utah was Bojan Bogdanovic. He accumulated 3 dimes in his 32:13 mins on the hardwood, and he converted 6 of 17 from the floor. Bogdanovic ended the game having shot 35.3% from the field and also notching 23 points and 5 boards.
Utah has a record of 36-11 on the campaign. As an offense, the Jazz are shooting 46.7% from the floor, which is 14th in the NBA. Utah has scored 5,491 points on the campaign (116.8 per game) and they pull in 48.3 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 23.7 times per game (21st in the league) and they cough up possession 14.3 times per game. The Jazz have committed 18.7 personal fouls per game and they shoot 78.5% from the charity stripe. The Jazz on defense are ranked 5th in the league in PPG given up with 107.5. They are forcing 11.6 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (3rd in the NBA). The Utah defense allows 34.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (500 of 1,445) and their opponents are connecting on 77.4% of their foul shots. They have allowed 22.4 assists and 42.9 rebounds per game, which is 2nd and 10th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Utah (-12.5)
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