Dallas Mavericks vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 11/9/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Orlando Magic
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Amway Center is the location where the Orlando Magic will meet the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.
The Mavericks played the Nets and earned the victory with a final of 96-94 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Mavericks ended up finishing with 20 and the Nets finished the game with 26 personal fouls. They knocked down 10 of their 29 attempts from beyond the arc. Brooklyn shot 73.7% when shooting free throws by burying 14 of their 19 tries. In addition, Brooklyn totaled 34 rebounds (14 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Brooklyn distributed 22 dimes and had 13 steals in this matchup. With respect to defense, Dallas allowed their opponent to shoot 43.8% from the floor on 35 of 80 shooting. They also doled out 18 assists in this matchup as well as creating 13 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In the matter of hauling in boards, they collected 41 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Mavericks buried 20 of 24 tries for a rate of 83.3%. Dallas ended the contest with a 44.4% field goal percentage (32 out of 72) and buried 12 out of their 28 3-point attempts.
Luka Doncic is someone who was a contributor in the matchup. He ended up scoring 36 points on 11 out of 22 shooting. He played 38 mins and grabbed 6 rebounds. Doncic walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field and also earned 6 assists.
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Dallas will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 6-3 for the year. They currently have an average of 113.0 points per game (13th in the NBA) while going 47.9% from the field. The Mavericks are connecting on 35.7% on shots from downtown (117 of 328) and 75.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, Dallas is pulling down 40.1 boards per contest and has earned 176 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 30th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 14.4 times per contest and as a unit they commit 21.3 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Mavericks have forced 15.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 24.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 2nd in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 205 conceded this year. The Mavericks defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 47.0% (355 of 755) and they concede 39.1 rebounds per contest as a group. They are surrendering 33.3% on shots from distance and they are 6th in basketball in points per game allowed (107.4).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Magic walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 134-127 when they faced the Rockets. The Magic were able to pull down 26 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 in this matchup. They turned the ball over 19 times, while earning 7 steals in the matchup. The Rockets earned 23 personal fouls in the game which took the Magic to the free throw line for a total of 31 shots. They were able to make 25 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 80.6%. In terms of shots from beyond the perimeter, Orlando buried 12 out of 25 tries (48.0%). In all, the Magic shot 45 out of 82 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 54.9%. The Magic allowed the Rockets to bury 46 out of their 87 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 52.9% for the game. They finished 50.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 24 out of 48 and ended up going 18 out of 25 at the free throw line (72.0%). With respect to rebounding, Orlando allowed Houston to snag 40 overall (14 offensive).
Franz Wagner pitched in for the Magic for this game. Wagner accumulated 23 points in his 33 mins on the court and had 7 dimes in this contest. He converted 9 out of 12 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and accumulated 5 rebounds.
Orlando has a win-loss mark of 2-9 for the season. As an offensive team, the Magic are hitting on 47.8% from the field, which is ranked 4th in the NBA. Orlando has earned 1,227 pts for the year (111.5 per game) and they pull down 45.4 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 21.2 times per game (27th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 16.5 times per contest. The Magic are committing 22.8 personal fouls every game and they shoot 78.6% from the charity stripe.
The Orlando defense surrenders 37.0% from downtown (157 of 424) and opponents are making 74.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 25.5 dimes and 40.7 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 17th and 4th in basketball. The Magic defensively are ranked 23rd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 116.1. They are forcing their opponents into 13.7 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 46.7% from the field (17th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando
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