Sacramento Kings vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 1/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Orlando Magic
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento (+2)
The Sacramento Kings (6-10) go to Amway Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Orlando Magic (8-10). The spread on this game has Orlando as 2-point favorites. The over/under is set at 221.5.
The Sacramento Kings faced off with the New York Knicks and went home with a win by a final score of 103-94 in their last game. Sacramento finished having earned a 41.8% FG percentage (38 out of 91) and buried 12 out of their 34 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Kings made 15 of 21 tries for a percentage of 71.4%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 55 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 21 assists for this contest while earning 6 steals and 14 blocked shots. When talking about defending, Sacramento allowed their opponent to shoot 38.3% from the field on 36 of 94 shooting. New York recorded 19 dimes and had 2 steals in this game. Moreover, the Knicks pulled down 57 boards (16 offensive, 41 defensive) and had 6 blocks. New York finished shooting 68.0% from the free throw line by converting 17 of 25 attempts. They buried 5 of 22 tries from distance.
De'Aaron Fox is someone who was a factor for this game. He finished with 22 points on 7 out of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 37:19 minutes and also snagged 3 rebounds. Fox finished the game at 35.0% from the field and totaled 7 assists. Another guy that played a role in this contest for the Kings was Harrison Barnes. He pulled down 8 rebounds and also collected 7 dimes. He finished the contest at 38.5% from the field in this game via 5-of-13 (21 points). When the game finished, Barnes played 35:09 min.
Sacramento heads into this one with a mark of 6-10 so far this season. The Kings are connecting on 37.3% on shots from 3-point land (188 of 504) and 71.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 112.4 pts per game (15th in basketball) while connecting on 46.9% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 13.7 times per contest and as a squad they commit 20.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Sacramento is pulling down 42.9 boards per game and is sitting with 398 dimes so far this season, which is 17th in the league in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end, the Kings are able to force 13.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.8 personal fouls. The Kings are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 49.4% (210 of 333) and they surrender 45.1 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 24th in the NBA in giving up assists with 429 surrendered for the campaign. They are giving up 39.9% on 3-point shots and they rank 29th in the NBA in opponents points per game (121.2).
In their last game, the Orlando Magic took home the win by a final score of 117-108 against the Charlotte Hornets. The Magic pulled down 39 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 49 for the matchup. They also blocked 3 tries while earning 10 steals in this game. The Hornets had 20 personal fouls in this contest which took the Magic to the free throw line for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to bury 14 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 63.6%. Concerning shooting from downtown, Orlando converted 19 out of 37 tries (51.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Magic finished 42 out of 88 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.7%. The Magic permitted the Hornets to convert 39 of 89 tries from the floor which had them shooting 43.8% in the game. They wrapped up this game 28.9% from beyond the arc by shooting 11 out of 38 and finished the game at 19 of 27 at the free throw line (70.4%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Orlando allowed Charlotte to collect 41 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Nikola Vučević ended up being a major contributor for the Magic in this game. He converted 11 out of 23 in this contest giving him a rate of 47.8%, which gave him 28 points. Vučević pulled down 12 rebounds in his 36:17 minutes of playing time and added 7 assists for the contest. Another guy that was important for Orlando was Cole Anthony. He was able to score 21 points in his 30:54 minutes played by going 8 out of 12 shooting in the matchup. Anthony walked away from this one going 66.7% from the field as well as totaling 3 assists and 5 rebounds.
Orlando has a record of 8-10 so far this season. As an offense, the Magic are connecting on 43.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 29th in the NBA. Orlando has accumulated 1,899 points for the season (105.5 per game) and they pull in 46.6 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 22.4 times per game (28th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.6 times per game. The Magic are responsible for committing 17.7 personal fouls per game while shooting 77.1% from the free throw line. The Magic on defense are ranked 12th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 110.1. The Orlando defense concedes 36.5% on 3-pointers (226 of 620) and their opposition makes 74.1% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 24.4 dimes and 45.1 boards every game, which ranks them 13th and 15th in the league. They have forced 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 47.3% from the field (24th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Sacramento (+2)
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