Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 2/6/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic
Date: Sunday, February 6, 2022
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Boston Celtics (29-25) are en route to Amway Center on Sunday where they will meet the Orlando Magic (12-41).
The Celtics faced the Pistons and took home the win by a score of 102-93 in their last contest. Boston wrapped up the game with a 45.1% FG percentage (37 of 82) and converted 9 of their 28 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Celtics made 19 of their 25 shots for a percentage of 76.0%. When discussing rebounding, they earned a total of 55 with 11 of them being offensive. They also dished out 23 assists for this game as well as forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Pertaining to defending, Boston allowed 32.7% from the floor on 34 of 104 shooting. Detroit distributed 56 dimes and had 18 steals for this contest. On top of that, Detroit pulled down 36 boards (20 offensive, 16 defensive) and added 9 blocks. Detroit finished the game at 75.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 15 of 20 tries. They also buried 10 out of their 26 attempts from 3-point land. When discussing personal fouls, the Celtics ended up with 17 while the Pistons totaled 11 personal fouls.
Robert Williams is one guy who played a role for the matchup. He accumulated 11 points on 5 out of 5 shooting. He played 32 minutes and grabbed 11 boards. Williams walked away from this one shooting 100.0% from the floor and also earned 4 assists.
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Boston enters this one with a win-loss record of 29-25 on the campaign. They are averaging 108.0 points per contest (19th in the league) while going 45.0% from the floor. The Celtics are hitting 34.1% on three-point shots (668 of 1,957) and 81.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Boston is grabbing 46.3 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,253 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 18th in the league in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.1 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.8 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Celtics have forced 13.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.3 personal fouls. They are ranked 2nd in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,170 surrendered so far this year. The Celtics defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.4% (2,064 of 4,757) and they surrender 44.8 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are conceding 34.3% on shots from downtown while they are 4th in the NBA in PPG allowed (104.4).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Magic walked away with a victory by a final of 119-118 against the Pacers. In relation to rebounds, Orlando permitted Indiana to pull down 39 in total (7 offensive). They wrapped up this game 43.8% from three-point range by shooting 14 of 32 and ended up shooting 16 out of 23 at the free throw line (69.6%). The Magic permitted the Pacers to convert 44 of 98 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 44.9% in the game. When all was said and done, the Magic ended up going 42 out of 95 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.2%. With respect to three-point attempts, Orlando knocked down 11 of 35 attempts (31.4%). They were able to knock down 24 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 92.3%. The Pacers earned 8 personal fouls in this contest which got the Magic to the charity stripe for 26 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while earning 5 steals in this contest. The Magic corralled 43 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 52 for the game.
Gary Harris was important for the Magic for this game. Harris scored 22 points in his 32 mins on the hardwood and added 5 assists for this contest. He made 6 out of 15 in the matchup for a rate of 40.0%, and added 3 rebounds.
Orlando has a record of 12-41 on the season. As an offense, the Magic are connecting on 43.3% from the field, which ranks 28th in the league. Orlando has tallied 5,464 points so far this season (103.1 per contest) and they average 43.5 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.0 times per contest (23rd in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per game. The Magic are responsible for committing 20.0 fouls per game and they connect on 78.7% from the charity stripe.
The Orlando defense allows 36.5% on shots from beyond the arc (678 of 1,857) and opponents are connecting on 77.2% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 24.5 assists and 46.2 rebounds per game, which ranks them 16th and 23rd in the league. The Magic on the defensive end are ranked 21st in the league in points allowed per game with 110.8. They are able to force 13.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.9% from the floor (18th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando
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