Orlando Magic vs Denver Nuggets Prediction, 2/14/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Denver Nuggets
Date: Monday, February 14, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+12)
The Orlando Magic (13-45) are headed to Ball Arena on Monday where they will try to beat the Denver Nuggets (31-25). Denver opens as 12-point favorites. The total comes in at 225.
The Magic played the Suns and took a loss by a score of 132-105 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Magic ended up walking away with 9 while the Suns totaled 7 personal fouls. They also made 15 of 34 shots from 3-point land. Phoenix ended up shooting 70.0% from the free throw line by converting 7 of their 10 shots. On top of that, Phoenix collected 45 rebounds (7 offensive, 38 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Phoenix distributed 52 dimes and had 40 steals for the contest. In reference to the defense, Orlando allowed the other team to shoot 52.4% from the field on 55 out of 105 shooting. They also distributed 25 assists for the game while forcing the opposition into 2 turnovers and getting 2 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 44 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Magic knocked down 16 of their 24 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. Orlando wrapped up the game with a 42.5% FG percentage (37 of 87) and made 15 of 41 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jalen Suggs is a guy who was important for this contest. He scored 20 points on 7 of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 26 minutes and also pulled down 6 rebounds. Suggs walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field and recorded 10 assists.
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Orlando comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 13-45 on the campaign. They cough up possession 14.7 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.7 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Orlando is pulling in 43.4 rebounds per game and has accumulated 1,347 dimes for the year, which is 19th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Magic are hitting 33.1% on 3-pointers (692 of 2,090) and 78.4% from the free throw line. They average 103.1 points per game (28th in the league) while going 43.3% from the field.
Defensively, the Magic have forced 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.3 personal fouls. They are giving up 36.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 21st in basketball in opponents points per game (111.5). The Magic are allowing a shooting percentage of 45.9% (2,365 of 5,148) and they relinquish 46.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 24th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,441 conceded on the campaign.
In their last game, the Nuggets went home victorious with a score of 110-109 against the Raptors. The Nuggets collected 38 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 50 for the contest. They also turned it over 17 times, while getting 5 steals in the game. The Raptors were called for 7 fouls in this game which took the Nuggets to the charity stripe for 21 tries. They were able to bury 18 of them for a rate of 85.7%. In relation to 3-point shots, Denver converted 14 of 37 tries (37.8%). Overall, the Nuggets shot 39 for 84 from the floor which had them sitting at 46.4%. The Nuggets allowed the Raptors to bury 43 of their 88 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 48.9% for the game. They finished 35.3% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 12 of 34 and ended up shooting 11 of 17 from the free throw line (64.7%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Denver allowed Toronto to snag 27 in all (8 offensive).
Nikola Jokic ended up being a major contributor for the Nuggets for this contest. Jokic earned 28 points in his 35 mins on the court and earned 6 dimes in this matchup. He converted 10 of 16 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 62.5%, and tallied 15 rebounds.
Denver has a record of 31-25 for the year. The Nuggets have committed 19.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 78.6% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 27.1 times per contest (3rd in basketball) and they cough up possession 14.1 times per contest. Denver has accumulated 6,135 points this season (109.6 per contest) and they average 43.7 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Nuggets are connecting on 47.3% from the floor, which is ranked 3rd in basketball.
The Denver defense gives up 34.0% on three-point shots (655 of 1,926) and their opponents are connecting on 75.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 24.5 assists and 42.9 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 15th and 5th in basketball. The Nuggets on defense are ranked 12th in basketball in PPG given up with 107.6. They have forced 13.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.5% from the floor (22nd in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando (+12)
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