Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 1/3/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Monday, January 3, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Chicago Bulls (24-10) will play the Orlando Magic (7-29) at United Center on Monday.
The Magic played the Bucks and took a loss by a final of 136-118 in their last game. Orlando walked away from the contest having earned a 48.3% FG percentage (42 of 87) and converted 13 of 36 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Magic converted 21 of their 27 attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 33 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 26 assists for the contest as well as forcing 6 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When talking about the defense, Orlando let their opponent shoot 49.5% from the floor on 45 out of 91 shooting. Milwaukee earned 50 dimes and had 24 steals in this matchup. In addition, Milwaukee collected 36 boards (14 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 1 block. Milwaukee walked away from this one shooting 91.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 33 of 36 attempts. They also knocked down 13 out of their 33 attempts from beyond the perimeter. When talking about personal fouls, the Magic ended up finishing with 26 and the Bucks finished the game with 13 personal fouls.
Wendell Carter is a guy who was a major factor for the matchup. Carter finished the game shooting 45.5% from the field and also recorded 5 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 33 minutes and grabbed 10 rebounds. He totaled 14 points on 5 out of 11 shooting.
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Orlando enters this game with a record of 7-29 so far this season. They are averaging 101.7 points per outing (28th in basketball) while hitting 42.7% from the floor. The Magic are hitting 32.4% on 3-point shots (430 of 1,328) and 77.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Orlando is pulling in 43.8 rebounds per contest and has racked up 790 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 24th in the league in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.9 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.7 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Magic are able to force 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.2 fouls. They concede 36.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 25th in the league in PPG allowed (111.5). The Magic defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.2% (1,478 of 3,199) and they surrender 46.2 boards per game as a squad. They are 27th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 923 surrendered so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Bulls took home the win by a final score of 120-119 when they played the Wizards. The Bulls recorded 38 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 44 for the contest. They turned it over 15 times, while getting 4 steals for this game. The Wizards were called for 11 fouls for the game which took the Bulls to the charity stripe for a total of 25 shots. They were able to bury 21 of the free throw tries for a rate of 84.0%. When talking about shots from downtown, Chicago converted 17 out of 34 tries (50.0%). Overall, the Bulls went 41 for 84 from the floor which had them shooting 48.8%. The Bulls allowed the Wizards to make 46 out of their 87 tries from the floor which had them at 52.9% for this game. They finished shooting 22.2% from distance by shooting 6 of 27 and ended up going 21 out of 26 at the free throw line (80.8%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Chicago allowed Washington to snag 37 in total (6 on the offensive side).
Zach LaVine ended up having an impact for the Bulls for this game. He made 11 out of 22 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 5 rebounds. LaVine scored 35 points in his 38 mins of playing time and accumulated 3 dimes for the game.
Chicago has a record of 24-10 on the year. The Bulls have committed 18.8 personal fouls per contest and they hit 81.6% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 23.6 times per contest (14th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.2 times per contest. Chicago has totaled 3,773 pts for the year (111.0 per game) and they grab 42.8 boards per game. As an offense, the Bulls are shooting 47.4% from the field, which is ranked 2nd in the NBA.
The Chicago defense allows 35.6% on shots from 3-point land (388 of 1,089) and their opposition makes 79.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 23.0 assists and 44.2 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 9th and 10th in the league. The Bulls on the defensive end are ranked 14th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 107.3. They are able to force 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.5% from the floor (16th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando
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