Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic 11/13/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (-2)
The Orlando Magic (3-9) are welcoming the Washington Wizards (8-3) at Amway Center on Saturday. Washington is 2-point favorites. The total has been set at 204.5.
The Wizards took the court against the Cavaliers and took home the win by a score of 97-94 in their last game. With respect to fouls, the Wizards ended up with 20 while the Cavaliers recorded 14 fouls. They also made 9 of 31 tries from beyond the perimeter. Cleveland finished the game shooting 71.4% from the free throw line by burying 15 of their 21 shots. Furthermore, Cleveland snagged 34 rebounds (6 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Cleveland earned 40 dimes and had 21 steals for the matchup. With regard to defending, Washington allowed the other team to shoot 46.1% from the field on 35 of 76 shooting. They also dished out 25 assists in the game while forcing 4 turnovers and having 9 steals. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they collected 49 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Wizards converted 17 of 17 tries for a rate of 100.0%. Washington ended the game with a 41.7% field goal percentage (35 out of 84) and knocked down 10 of 28 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Montrezl Harrell is a guy who was a factor for this contest. He finished with 22 points on 8 of 12 shooting. He played for 26 mins and also pulled down 11 rebounds. Harrell finished the game at 66.7% from the field and also totaled 3 assists.
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Washington heads into this game with a record of 8-3 on the campaign. They have an average of 109.1 pts per contest (14th in the league) while shooting 45.9% from the floor. The Wizards are shooting 33.4% on three-point shots (117 of 350) and 80.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Washington is collecting 47.8 boards per game and is sitting with 252 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 23rd in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 14.2 times per game and as a group they commit 18.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Wizards are forcing 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.5 fouls. They are giving up 29.2% on 3-point shots and they rank 11th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (104.8). The Wizards defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 43.4% (436 of 1,005) and they relinquish 45.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 5th in the league in giving up assists with 230 conceded so far this year.
In their last game, the Magic went home defeated by a final of 123-90 when they faced the Nets. The Magic were able to snag 37 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 49 in the game. They turned it over 17 times, while earning 10 steals in this contest. The Nets were called for 15 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Magic to the charity stripe for a total of 24 shots. They were able to knock down 16 of them for a rate of 66.7%. In the matter of 3-pointers, Orlando converted 4 of their 33 tries (12.1%). Overall, the Magic went 35 out of 92 from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.0%. The Magic permitted the Nets to knock down 46 out of 91 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.5% for the matchup. They finished 43.2% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 16 of 37 and ended up shooting 15 of 17 from the charity stripe (88.2%). When discussing how they rebounded, Orlando permitted Brooklyn to get 41 in all (8 offensive).
Mohamed Bamba was important for the Magic for the game. Bamba accumulated 14 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 2 assists in the matchup. He buried 5 out of 11 for this game for a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and accumulated 9 rebounds.
Orlando has a mark of 3-9 this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Magic are shooting 42.2% from the field, which is 26th in basketball. Orlando has accumulated 1,196 points this season (99.7 per game) and they pull down 44.9 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 21.1 times per game (25th in basketball) and they turn it over 16.6 times per contest. The Magic are committing 20.3 fouls every game while shooting 75.2% from the charity stripe.
The Magic on defense are ranked 19th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 109.1. They are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (15th in the league). The Orlando defense gives up 32.8% on shots from distance (147 of 448) and their opposition knocks down 75.3% of their foul shots. They concede 24.8 dimes and 45.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 22nd and 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando (+2)
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