Indiana Pacers vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 2/28/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Orlando Magic
Date: Monday, February 28, 2022
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Orlando Magic (14-47) will play the Indiana Pacers (20-41) at Amway Center on Monday.
The Pacers faced off with the Thunder and took a loss by a score of 129-125 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Pacers ended up walking away with 19 and the Thunder totaled 11 fouls. They knocked down 11 out of their 31 attempts from downtown. Oklahoma City finished the contest at 75.0% from the free throw line by converting 18 of their 24 shots. On top of that, Oklahoma City pulled down 42 rebounds (11 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 11 rejections. Oklahoma City earned 53 dimes and had 23 steals in this contest. Concerning defense, Indiana allowed the other team to shoot 49.5% from the field on 50 out of 101 shooting. They also dished out 31 dimes for the matchup as well as creating 2 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 51 with 12 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Pacers made 13 of their 22 shots for a rate of 59.1%. Indiana wrapped up the game with a 49.0% field goal percentage (49 out of 100) and converted 14 out of their 37 shots from beyond the arc.
Buddy Hield is a guy who was a contributor for this contest. He totaled 29 points on 12 out of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 43 minutes played and also pulled down 7 rebounds. Hield finished shooting 57.1% from the floor and also recorded 5 assists.
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Indiana comes into this matchup with a mark of 20-41 this season. They cough up possession 14.3 times per contest and as a team they commit 20.4 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Indiana is pulling in 44.6 boards per game and has accumulated 1,503 assists on the campaign, which ranks 11th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Pacers are shooting 33.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (720 of 2,147) and 75.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 109.6 points per contest (15th in basketball) while going 45.8% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Pacers have forced 13.0 turnovers per game and they draw 19.5 personal fouls. They give up 36.2% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 23rd in the league in PPG from their opponents (112.2). The Pacers are allowing a field goal percentage of 47.3% (2,526 of 5,338) and they concede 43.3 boards per game as a group. They rank 11th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,436 relinquished for the year.
The last time they took the court, the Magic walked away with a victory by a final of 119-111 when they played the Rockets. With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Orlando allowed Houston to get 31 in total (10 on the offensive side). They went 29.8% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 14 of 47 and ended up shooting 9 out of 20 from the free throw line (45.0%). The Magic permitted the Rockets to make 44 out of 94 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.8% in this game. Overall, the Magic shot 42 out of 83 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.6%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, Orlando made 13 of 36 attempts (36.1%). They were able to make 22 of them for a rate of 75.9%. The Rockets had 13 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Magic to the charity stripe for 29 attempts. They also turned the ball over 18 times, while getting 7 steals for the matchup. The Magic recorded 44 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 54 in the matchup.
Chuma Okeke ended up being a major contributor for the Magic for the game. He converted 9 of 13 in this contest giving him a rate of 69.2%, and totaled 9 rebounds. Okeke scored 26 points in his 31 mins on the hardwood and had 4 dimes for this contest.
Orlando has a mark of 14-47 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Magic are hitting on 43.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 27th in basketball. Orlando has totaled 6,318 pts this year (103.6 per game) and they collect 43.6 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 23.2 times per contest (22nd in the league) and they turn it over 14.7 times per contest. The Magic have committed 19.7 personal fouls every game and they shoot 78.7% from the free throw line.
The Orlando defense gives up 36.4% on shots from 3-point land (791 of 2,175) and their opposition makes 77.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 24.8 assists and 46.9 total rebounds per game, ranking them 17th and 26th in the league. The Magic on the defensive side of the court are 21st in the NBA in points given up per game with 111.9. They have forced 13.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.1% from the field (18th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando
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