Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 2/2/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-1.5)
The Toronto Raptors (8-12) head to Amway Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Orlando Magic (8-13). The spread on this game has Toronto as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 221.5.
The Toronto Raptors faced the Magic and notched a win by a score of 115-102 in their last contest. Toronto finished the contest with a 45.6% FG percentage (41 out of 90) and converted 12 of their 39 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Raptors made 21 of 22 attempts for a rate of 95.5%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 48 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 27 assists in this contest in addition to earning 8 steals and 5 blocked shots. Concerning the defense, Toronto allowed the other team to shoot 40.2% from the field on 33 out of 82 shooting. Orlando recorded 22 assists and had 8 steals for the game. Furthurmore, the Magic grabbed 42 boards (6 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Orlando walked away from this one shooting 82.1% at the charity stripe by making 23 of their 28 attempts. They knocked down 13 out of their 36 tries from three-point range.
Pascal Siakam is a player who was important for this game. He racked up 30 points on 12 of 23 shooting. He played for 33:54 minutes and totaled 10 rebounds. Siakam finished shooting 52.2% from the field and earned 3 dimes. One more player that came through in this matchup for the Raptors was Kyle Lowry. He snagged 6 rebounds and earned 15 assists. He shot 30.8% from the floor for the game by connecting on 4-of-13 (12 points). When this game wrapped up, Lowry saw the court for 36:37 min.
Toronto will play this game with a mark of 8-12 so far this season. They have an average of 111.3 points per outing (17th in the NBA) while connecting on 44.0% from the floor. The Raptors are hitting 37.5% on 3-pointers (318 of 848) and 81.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Toronto is grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game and has 490 dimes on the year, which ranks 11th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 14.7 times per game and as a unit are committing 22.2 fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Raptors are forcing 16.8 turnovers every game and they draw 19.1 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 36.8% on three-point shots and they are ranked 13th in the NBA in PPG allowed (110.3). The Raptors defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.3% (336 of 382) and they concede 45.3 boards per game as a unit. They are 27th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 526 surrendered on the season.
In their loss to Toronto, the Magic recorded 36 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 for the contest. They blocked 5 attempts while earning 8 steals in this contest. The Raptors had 22 fouls for this game which took the Magic to the charity stripe for a total of 28 shots. They were able to make 23 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 82.1%. In regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Orlando knocked down 13 of 36 attempts (36.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Magic shot 33 for 82 from the field which had them at 40.2%. The Magic allowed the Raptors to make 41 out of 90 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 45.6% in the matchup. They shot 30.8% from distance via 12 of 39 and finished the game at 21 out of 22 from the charity stripe (95.5%). In reference to rebounds, Orlando permitted Toronto to pull down 48 in all (9 offensive).
Cole Anthony ended up having an impact for the Magic in the matchup. He made 5 of 10 in the matchup for a rate of 50.0%, which earned him 16 points. Anthony grabbed 5 rebounds in his 32:22 mins of time on the court and totaled 6 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Orlando was Nikola Vučević. He accumulated 15 points in his 35:16 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 of 18 from the floor in this matchup. Vučević ended the game having shot 27.8% from the field while totaling 4 assists and 14 total rebounds.
Orlando has a win-loss record of 8-13 for the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Magic are connecting on 42.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 30th in the league. Orlando has totaled 2,198 points for the season (104.7 per contest) and they pull in 46.5 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 22.4 times per game (27th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.6 times per contest. The Magic are committing 17.7 fouls every game while shooting 78.6% from the charity stripe. The Magic defensively are ranked 15th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 111.1. The Orlando defense surrenders 36.4% on 3-pointers (265 of 729) and their opponents are making 75.4% of their foul shots. They relinquish 24.9 assists and 45.7 boards per contest, which ranks them 18th and 20th in basketball. They are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.4% from the floor (25th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (-1.5)
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