Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 11/18/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Friday, November 18, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
The Chicago Bulls will take on the Orlando Magic at United Center on Friday.
The Magic played the Hornets and took a loss by a final of 112-105 in their last contest. Orlando ended the game with a 40.9% field goal percentage (36 of 88) and made 14 of their 36 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Magic knocked down 19 of their 23 tries for a rate of 82.6%. With regard to grabbing boards, they earned a total of 48 with 22 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 23 assists for the game while forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and getting 3 steals. Regarding defending, Orlando allowed the other team to go 47.7% from the floor on 42 out of 88 shooting. Charlotte recorded 22 dimes and had 15 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Charlotte collected 37 rebounds (14 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 7 blocks. Charlotte finished shooting 87.5% from the charity stripe by converting 21 of their 24 attempts. They made 7 out of their 35 shots from distance. In relation to personal fouls, the Magic ended up finishing with 18 while the Hornets recorded 23 personal fouls.
Wendell Carter Jr. is one guy who had an impact in this matchup. Carter Jr. finished the game at 62.5% from the field and totaled 4 assists. He saw the court for 32 minutes and totaled 5 rebounds. He totaled 20 points on 5 of 8 shooting.
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Orlando enters this game with a win-loss record of 4-10 for the season. They are averaging 110.0 points per contest (21st in the league) while hitting 47.7% from the floor. The Magic are connecting on 34.3% from downtown (144 of 420) and 78.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Orlando is grabbing 46.1 boards per game and has racked up 299 assists so far this year, which is 29th in the NBA in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 17.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 21.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Magic are able to force 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.3 personal fouls. They are surrendering 34.6% on three-point shots and they rank 14th in basketball in points per game allowed (112.4). The Magic defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.7% (575 of 1,259) and they relinquish 39.4 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 14th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 341 surrendered on the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Bulls took a loss by a score of 126-103 against the Nuggets. Concerning rebounding, Chicago allowed Denver to collect 36 in all (5 on the offensive side). They went 48.1% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 13 of 27 and finished the contest at 17 of 21 at the charity stripe (81.0%). The Bulls allowed the Nuggets to make 48 of 80 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 60.0% in this matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Bulls ended up shooting 40 out of 81 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.4%. When discussing shooting from beyond the arc, Chicago buried 6 of their 22 tries (27.3%). They were able to make 17 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 81.0%. The Nuggets were called for 17 fouls for the matchup which got the Bulls to the charity stripe for a total of 21 shots. They coughed up the ball 18 times, while getting 9 steals in the game. The Bulls corralled 28 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 36 for the matchup.
Zach LaVine ended up having an impact for the Bulls in this matchup. LaVine had 21 points in his 34 mins of playing time and added 4 assists for this contest. He buried 8 out of 15 for this game for a field goal rate of 53.3%, and had 5 rebounds.
Chicago has a mark of 6-8 so far this season. The Bulls are committing 20.3 fouls every game and they connect on 84.9% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.2 times per game (18th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.8 times per contest. Chicago has accounted for 1,551 points on the year (110.8 per contest) and they collect 43.1 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bulls are hitting on 46.6% from the field, which ranks them 16th in basketball.
The Bulls defensively are ranked 11th in the league in points per game surrendered with 110.9. They are forcing 16.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.5% from the floor (22nd in the league). The Chicago defense allows 37.3% from downtown (165 of 442) and opponents are connecting on 79.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 27.1 dimes and 42.3 boards per contest, which is ranked 27th and 7th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando
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