San Antonio Spurs vs Orlando Magic 11/5/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Orlando Magic
Date: Friday, November 5, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Orlando Magic (2-7) are hosting the San Antonio Spurs (2-6) at Amway Center on Friday.
The Spurs took the court against the Mavericks and took a loss by a final of 109-108 in their last game. San Antonio finished the contest with a 48.9% FG percentage (43 out of 88) and made 7 of their 21 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Spurs knocked down 15 of their 20 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 40 with 5 of them being offensive. They also dished out 25 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and getting 10 steals. When talking about defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to shoot 43.0% from the floor on 40 of 93 shooting. Dallas recorded 56 dimes and had 21 steals in this game. Furthermore, Dallas pulled down 41 rebounds (15 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 10 blocked shots. Dallas finished 72.4% at the charity stripe by knocking down 21 of their 29 attempts. They also converted 8 of their 34 tries from beyond the arc.
Dejounte Murray is one guy who was a factor in the game. He totaled 23 points on 8 out of 18 shooting. He played for 34 minutes played and also totaled 9 rebounds. Murray went 44.4% from the floor and totaled 8 assists.
San Antonio enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 2-6 on the campaign. They turn it over 14.3 times per game and as a unit are committing 17.6 fouls per game. As a team, San Antonio is pulling down 44.0 boards per contest and has accumulated 226 dimes on the year, which ranks 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Spurs are shooting 34.3% on three-point shots (82 of 239) and 67.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 109.8 pts per game (14th in the NBA) while hitting 47.1% from the field. When they are on defense, the Spurs have forced 17.6 turnovers per game while drawing 19.5 personal fouls. The Spurs defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.4% (342 of 722) and they surrender 47.1 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are 16th in the NBA in giving up assists with 180 relinquished so far this year. They are giving up 33.9% on shots from distance while they are 21st in basketball in points per game allowed (110.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Magic took a loss by a score of 92-79 when they played the Celtics. The Magic snagged 38 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 46 in the game. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 8 steals for this contest. The Celtics were called for 11 fouls in the matchup which took the Magic to the charity stripe for a total of 20 tries. They were able to bury 16 of them for a clip of 80.0%. When discussing 3-point shots, Orlando knocked down 9 of 43 tries (20.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Magic shot 27 for 84 from the field which gave them a rate of 32.1%. The Magic allowed the Celtics to make 33 of their 79 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 41.8% in this game. They finished 27.0% from three-point range by going 10 of 37 and finished the game at 16 of 25 from the free throw line (64.0%). When discussing attacking the glass, Orlando permitted Boston to get 41 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Wendell Carter ended up having an impact for the Magic for this game. He made 5 of 12 in the game for a rate of 41.7%, and earned 13 rebounds. Carter earned 13 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 dimes in the matchup.
Orlando has a record of 2-7 on the season. The Magic are committing 21.1 personal fouls every game while shooting 76.2% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 20.8 times per game (26th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.8 times per contest. Orlando has tallied 910 pts so far this year (101.1 per game) and they pull in 45.3 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Magic are hitting on 42.2% from the floor, which ranks 26th in basketball. The Magic on defense are ranked 17th in the NBA in PPG given up with 109.3. They are forcing 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.9% from the floor (17th in the NBA). The Orlando defense surrenders 33.4% from downtown (117 of 350) and opponents are connecting on 71.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 25.0 assists and 44.4 total boards per game, which is 24th and 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando
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