San Antonio Spurs vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 4/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Orlando Magic
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio (-5.5)
The Orlando Magic (17-35) play the San Antonio Spurs (24-26) at Amway Center on Monday. Orlando opens this game as 5.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 219.
The San Antonio Spurs faced the Denver Nuggets and went home with a loss by a final score of 121-119 in their last game. San Antonio ended with a 46.2% field goal percentage (43 out of 93) and knocked down 9 of their 27 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Spurs knocked down 24 of their 28 attempts for a rate of 85.7%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they earned 38 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 33 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and earning 10 steals. When talking about the defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to go 54.4% from the field on 43 of 79 shooting. Denver distributed 32 assists and had 5 steals in this game. Furthermore, Denver had 46 boards (9 offensive, 37 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Denver finished the game shooting 91.3% when shooting free throws by making 21 of their 23 attempts. They also buried 14 of their 27 attempts from downtown.
Derrick White is someone who came through for this contest. He left the arena with 25 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He played 34:13 minutes played and snagged 1 rebound. White shot 56.3% from the floor and recorded 3 dimes. An additional guy that was a major factor in this game for the Spurs was DeMar DeRozan. He snagged 3 rebounds in 36:35 min played on the night. He finished 57.1% from the field for the contest by shooting 8-of-14 (24 points). When this game wrapped up, DeRozan accounted for 12 assists.
San Antonio steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 24-26 on the season. The Spurs are shooting 35.5% on three-point attempts (519 of 1,463) and 78.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 110.4 points per outing (21st in the NBA) while shooting 45.8% from the floor. They turn the ball over 11.4 times per game and as a group are committing 17.7 fouls per contest. As a team, San Antonio is grabbing 43.9 boards per game and has totaled 1,223 dimes this season, which has them ranked 24th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Spurs have forced 13.5 turnovers per game and they draw 18.5 personal fouls. The Spurs defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.0% (676 of 927) and they relinquish 47.7 boards per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 8th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,245 relinquished this year. They are giving up 38.0% from 3-point land and they are 18th in the league in PPG from their opponents (112.1).
In their last game, the Orlando Magic took a loss by a score of 111-106 against the Indiana Pacers. The Magic corralled 38 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 50 for this game. They gave up possession 15 times, while getting 3 steals for this contest. The Pacers earned 24 fouls for the contest which got the Magic to the charity stripe for 31 attempts. They were able to knock down 24 of those for a rate of 77.4%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Orlando converted 6 out of their 24 tries (25.0%). When all was said and done, the Magic ended up shooting 38 for 90 from the floor which had them sitting at 42.2%. The Magic allowed the Pacers to make 38 out of their 92 tries from the floor which had them shooting 41.3% in the game. They went 33.3% from downtown by shooting 11 out of 33 and ended up shooting 24 out of 28 from the free throw line (85.7%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Orlando allowed Indiana to pull down 49 in all (11 on the offensive side).
James Ennis ended up being important for the Magic for the game. He converted 3 of 6 for this game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and had 5 rebounds. Ennis tallied 14 points in his 33:02 minutes on the court and had 4 dimes for the contest. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Orlando was Michael Carter-Williams. He ended up walking away with 3 assists in 22:28 mins played, and he put in 3 of 8 from the floor. Carter-Williams finished going 37.5% from the field in addition to contributing 9 points and 2 rebounds.
Orlando has a record of 17-35 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Magic are connecting on 43.1% from the field, which is 30th in the league. Orlando has earned 5,438 pts for the campaign (104.6 per contest) and they grab 46.0 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 22.5 times per contest (27th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 13.0 times per game. The Magic are committing 17.0 fouls per game while shooting 78.2% from the charity stripe. The Magic are ranked 15th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 111.7. The Orlando defense gives up 37.0% on shots from 3-point land (717 of 1,940) and their opposition knocks down 78.5% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 25.9 dimes and 46.5 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 25th and 24th in basketball. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.8% from the floor (17th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Antonio (-5.5)
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