Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 2/1/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Chicago Bulls (31-18) will take on the Orlando Magic (11-40) at United Center on Tuesday.
The Magic faced off with the Mavericks and went home with a win by a final score of 110-108 in their last contest. Orlando finished the game having earned a 51.2% FG percentage (43 out of 84) and knocked down 11 of their 34 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Magic converted 13 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 81.3%. With regard to rebounding, they earned 40 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 26 assists in this matchup in addition to creating 4 turnovers and having 8 steals. When it comes to defense, Orlando let their opponent shoot 48.1% from the field on 39 out of 81 shooting. Dallas recorded 40 assists and had 22 steals for the game. On top of that, Dallas snagged 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 1 block. Dallas finished shooting 77.8% when shooting free throws by knocking down 14 of 18 shots. They also knocked down 16 of 38 attempts from beyond the arc. In relation to personal fouls, the Magic left the arena with 16 while the Mavericks recorded 18 personal fouls.
Chuma Okeke is a player who was a contributor in the matchup. He walked away with 19 points on 7 of 10 shooting. He played for 24 mins and pulled down 5 rebounds. Okeke went 70.0% from the field and distributed 4 assists.
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Orlando steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 11-40 on the year. They lose possession via turnover 14.8 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 20.1 fouls every game. As a unit, Orlando is pulling in 43.5 rebounds per game and has totaled 1,159 dimes this season, which has them ranked 22nd in the league in terms of passing. The Magic are shooting 32.7% on shots from beyond the arc (598 of 1,828) and 78.3% from the free throw line. They average 102.5 pts per game (28th in the NBA) while going 43.2% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Magic are forcing 13.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.5 fouls. They give up 36.4% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 20th in the league in PPG from their opponents (110.4). The Magic are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.9% (2,050 of 4,471) and they concede 46.2 rebounds per contest as a team. They are ranked 22nd in the NBA in allowing assists with 1,246 surrendered so far this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Bulls went home victorious with a score of 130-116 against the Trail Blazers. The Bulls collected 36 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 44 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 7 times, while getting 10 steals in the game. The Trail Blazers committed 12 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Bulls to the charity stripe for a total of 18 tries. They were able to make 17 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 94.4%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, Chicago made 13 of their 32 attempts (40.6%). In all, the Bulls went 50 for 90 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.6%. The Bulls permitted the Trail Blazers to make 43 out of 83 tries from the field which had them shooting 51.8% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 46.2% from 3-point land by shooting 18 out of 39 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 16 at the free throw line (75.0%). When talking about rebounds, Chicago permitted Portland to get 31 overall (5 on the offensive glass).
DeMar DeRozan was important for the Bulls in this contest. DeRozan had 23 points in his 34 minutes on the court and accumulated 10 dimes in this contest. He knocked down 9 of 13 for the contest for a field goal rate of 69.2%, and accounted for 4 rebounds.
Chicago has a record of 31-18 for the campaign. As an offense, the Bulls are connecting on 47.6% from the floor, which is ranked 2nd in basketball. Chicago has scored 5,439 points so far this year (111.0 per contest) and they collect 42.8 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 24.3 times per contest (12th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per contest. The Bulls are responsible for committing 18.9 personal fouls every game and they shoot 81.1% from the free throw line.
The Bulls on defense are ranked 16th in the league in points allowed per game with 109.2. They are forcing 13.9 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 46.4% from the floor (22nd in basketball). The Chicago defense gives up 36.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (571 of 1,572) and opponents are making 79.4% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 24.4 dimes and 43.8 total boards per game, which has them ranked 18th and 12th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago and under the total points
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