Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 1/23/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Orlando Magic
Date: Sunday, January 23, 2022
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Amway Center is the location where the Orlando Magic (8-38) will take on the Chicago Bulls (28-15) on Sunday.
The Bulls faced the Cavaliers and walked away with a win by a score of 117-104 in their last contest. Chicago wrapped up the game with a 54.7% FG percentage (47 out of 86) and converted 10 out of their 22 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Bulls made 13 of 18 attempts for a rate of 72.2%. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 37 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 25 dimes in the game as well as forcing 4 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In terms of defending, Chicago allowed the other team to go 51.9% from the field on 40 out of 77 shooting. Cleveland doled out 38 assists and had 27 steals for this contest. On top of that, Cleveland snagged 29 rebounds (9 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Cleveland finished the contest at 68.2% from the free throw line by making 15 of 22 tries. They also converted 9 of their 27 tries from beyond the perimeter. When talking about personal fouls, the Bulls finished with 18 and the Cavaliers had 14 personal fouls.
Ayo Dosunmu is someone who was important in this contest. He ended up with 18 points on 7 out of 8 shooting. He saw the court for 39 mins and also totaled 3 rebounds. Dosunmu went 87.5% from the field and distributed 8 assists.
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Chicago will enter this contest with a record of 28-15 on the campaign. They turn it over 13.2 times per game and as a team are committing 18.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Chicago is grabbing 42.5 boards per contest and has earned 1,039 assists for the season, which has them ranked 22nd in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Bulls are connecting on 38.8% on shots from 3-point land (502 of 1,295) and 81.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 111.2 points per contest (9th in basketball) while shooting 47.5% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Bulls are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. They give up 36.0% on shots from distance and they rank 16th in the league in points per game from their opponents (108.8). The Bulls defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.3% (1,732 of 3,744) and they surrender 44.2 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 9th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,037 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Magic went home defeated by a final of 123-110 when they played the 76ers. The Magic corralled 34 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 43 in this contest. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 4 steals for the game. The 76ers committed 9 fouls in this matchup which took the Magic to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw tries for a clip of 75.0%. When it comes to shots from distance, Orlando made 18 of their 35 tries (51.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Magic went 40 for 90 from the field which had them sitting at 44.4%. The Magic allowed the 76ers to knock down 45 of 83 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 54.2% in this game. They went 35.7% from downtown by shooting 10 of 28 and ended up going 23 out of 27 from the free throw line (85.2%). In relation to rebounds, Orlando allowed Philadelphia to get 38 in all (6 offensive).
Mo Bamba ended up being a major contributor for the Magic in the game. He converted 12 out of 15 in this contest giving him a rate of 80.0%, and accounted for 4 rebounds. Bamba earned 32 points in his 30 minutes on the court and had 2 dimes for the game.
Orlando has a mark of 8-38 on the year. The Magic commit 19.9 fouls per game and they go 77.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.2 times per game (26th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.7 times per contest. Orlando has accumulated 4,680 pts so far this season (101.7 per contest) and they grab 43.9 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Magic are shooting 42.6% from the field, which is 28th in basketball.
The Magic are ranked 22nd in the league in PPG given up with 110.8. They are able to force 13.2 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 46.0% from the floor (19th in the league). The Orlando defense gives up 36.0% from downtown (594 of 1,648) and opponents are making 76.9% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 25.0 dimes and 46.4 rebounds per contest, which is 21st and 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando
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