Utah Jazz vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 2/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Jazz vs Orlando Magic
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Utah (-11)
Amway Center is the site where and the Orlando Magic (13-20) will take on the Utah Jazz (26-6) on Saturday. The line on this matchup has Utah as 11-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 217.5.
The Utah Jazz faced the Los Angeles Lakers and walked away with a win by a score of 114-89 in their last game. Utah walked away from the game having earned a 47.1% FG percentage (41 of 87) and knocked down 22 out of their 48 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Jazz made 10 of their 15 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they earned 53 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 28 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing 14 turnovers and earning 7 steals. With regard to defending, Utah allowed the other team to go 40.0% from the floor on 34 out of 85 shooting. Los Angeles distributed 17 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. Moreover, Los Angeles had 45 rebounds (12 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Los Angeles finished shooting 65.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 13 of their 20 attempts. They also knocked down 8 out of their 33 attempts from three-point range.
Rudy Gobert is one guy who was a contributor in this contest. He recorded 18 points on 8 of 12 shooting. He played for 26:54 minutes played and pulled down 9 rebounds. Gobert finished shooting 66.7% from the field but wasn't able to get an assist. An additional guy that had an impact in this contest for the Jazz was Bojan Bogdanovic. He pulled down 2 rebounds in 26:25 minutes on the basketball court. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the field for this game by going 5-of-10 (15 points). In all, Bogdanovic had 2 assists.
Utah steps onto the court with a mark of 26-6 on the season. The Jazz are hitting 39.9% on 3-pointers (544 of 1,364) and 77.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 116.0 pts per contest (3rd in the league) while hitting 46.9% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 14.5 times per game and as a team are committing 18.8 fouls every game. As a unit, Utah is grabbing 48.4 boards per game and has accounted for 758 dimes for the campaign, which is 21st in the NBA in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Jazz are forcing their opponents into 11.7 turnovers every game while drawing 19.6 fouls. They are giving up 34.7% on three-point shots and they are 2nd in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (105.9). The Jazz defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.1% (374 of 627) and they surrender 41.9 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 4th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 694 relinquished on the campaign.
In their last game, the Orlando Magic took a loss by a score of 129-92 when they played the Brooklyn Nets. The Magic collected 31 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 in this matchup. They coughed up the ball 18 times, while earning 8 steals for the game. The Nets committed 18 personal fouls in the game which took the Magic to the charity stripe for 15 tries. They were able to convert 13 of those for a percentage of 86.7%. In relation to three-point attempts, Orlando converted 9 of their 36 tries (25.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Magic walked away from this one shooting 35 out of 87 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.2%. The Magic permitted the Nets to make 49 of 92 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 53.3% for the game. They wrapped up this game 44.4% from downtown by shooting 20 of 45 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 14 at the free throw line (78.6%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, Orlando allowed Brooklyn to collect 51 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Nikola Vucevic ended up being a factor for the Magic for the matchup. He made 12 out of 23 for the matchup giving him a rate of 52.2%, and had 12 rebounds. Vucevic earned 28 points in his 31:59 mins on the court and earned 2 dimes in this game. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Orlando was James Ennis. He finished this one with no assists in 16:12 minutes played, and he put in 5 of 5 from the floor. Ennis ended the game having shot 100.0% from the floor and also earning 15 points and 3 rebounds.
Orlando has a win-loss record of 13-20 so far this year. Orlando has earned 3,457 pts this season (104.8 per game) and they average 46.8 rebounds per contest. The Magic are committing 16.9 personal fouls per game while shooting 78.3% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Magic are connecting on 42.9% from the floor, which ranks them 30th in the league. They are getting an assist 22.5 times per game (27th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.5 times per contest. The Magic on the defensive end are ranked 11th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 111.2. They have surrendered 25.5 dimes and 46.3 rebounds every game, which is ranked 23rd and 24th in the NBA. The Orlando defense gives up 36.9% on three-point shots (438 of 1,188) and their opponents are knocking down 77.7% of their foul shots. They are forcing 13.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.9% from the floor (18th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Utah (-11)
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