Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 10/22/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Boston Celtics are headed to Amway Center on Saturday where they will take on the Orlando Magic.
The Celtics stepped onto the hardwood against the 76ers and took home the win by a score of 126-117 in their last game. Boston walked away from the contest with a 56.1% FG percentage (46 out of 82) and made 12 out of their 35 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Celtics converted 22 of 28 tries for a rate of 78.6%. With respect to grabbing boards, they earned a total of 36 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 24 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and getting 8 steals. Concerning defense, Boston allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 40 of 80 shooting. Philadelphia earned 16 assists and had 8 steals for the game. On top of that, Philadelphia grabbed 31 rebounds (4 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Philadelphia finished the game at 85.7% at the charity stripe by burying 24 of their 28 tries. They converted 13 of 34 shots from beyond the arc. When talking about personal fouls, the Celtics left the arena with 24 and the 76ers recorded 25 personal fouls.
Jayson Tatum is one guy who was a contributor for the contest. He accumulated 35 points on 13 of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 39 minutes and pulled down 12 rebounds. Tatum went 65.0% from the field and dished out 4 assists.
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Boston steps onto the court with a mark of 1-0 on the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 11.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 24.0 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Boston is snagging 36.0 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 24 assists so far this season, which is 16th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Celtics are connecting on 34.3% on three-point shots (12 of 35) and 78.6% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 126.0 points per outing (3rd in basketball) while hitting 56.1% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Celtics are forcing 14.0 turnovers per game while drawing 25.0 personal fouls. They surrender 38.2% from 3-point land and they are 27th in the league in points per game allowed (117.0). The Celtics defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 50.0% (40 of 80) and they surrender 31.0 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 1st in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 16 relinquished on the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Magic went home defeated by a final of 113-109 against the Pistons. The Magic were able to collect 38 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 48 for the game. They gave up possession of the ball 18 times, while earning 5 steals in this game. The Pistons had 21 personal fouls in this contest which took the Magic to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to make 14 of those for a percentage of 73.7%. Concerning shots from downtown, Orlando buried 11 out of their 30 attempts (36.7%). Overall, the Magic shot 42 for 86 from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.8%. The Magic allowed the Pistons to make 40 out of 94 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 42.6% in this game. They wrapped up this game 36.8% from three-point range by connecting on 14 of 38 and ended up going 19 out of 24 at the charity stripe (79.2%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Orlando allowed Detroit to grab 41 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Paolo Banchero pitched in for the Magic for the game. Banchero earned 27 points in his 35 minutes on the court and accumulated 5 assists in the matchup. He made 11 out of 18 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 61.1%, and totaled 9 rebounds.
Orlando has a mark of 0-1 this season. As an offensive unit, the Magic are shooting 48.8% from the field, which is ranked 7th in the NBA. Orlando has scored 109 points for the campaign. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.0 times per game (22nd in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 18.0 times per game. The Magic have committed 24.0 personal fouls per game and they connect on 73.7% from the charity stripe.
The Magic on the defensive end are ranked 19th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 113.0. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.6% from the field (10th in the NBA). The Orlando defense allows 36.8% on shots from distance (14 of 38) and opponents are connecting on 79.2% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 31.0 assists and 41.0 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 29th and 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando
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