Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 2/2/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Indiana Pacers (19-33) will try to beat the Orlando Magic (11-40) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday.
The Magic took the court against the Mavericks and earned the victory with a final of 110-108 in their last game. Orlando wrapped up the game having earned a 51.2% FG percentage (43 out of 84) and converted 11 of their 34 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Magic made 13 of their 16 tries for a rate of 81.3%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 40 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 26 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When discussing the defense, Orlando allowed the other team to shoot 48.1% from the floor on 39 of 81 shooting. Dallas recorded 40 assists and had 22 steals in this game. Furthermore, Dallas collected 33 boards (7 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 1 block. Dallas finished the contest at 77.8% when shooting free throws by making 14 of their 18 shots. They also made 16 out of their 38 shots from distance. In relation to personal fouls, the Magic finished with 16 and the Mavericks recorded 18 personal fouls.
Chuma Okeke is one guy who came through in this game. Okeke finished the game at 70.0% from the floor and distributed 4 dimes. He played for 24 minutes and totaled 5 boards. He totaled 19 points on 7 of 10 shooting.
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Orlando will enter this matchup with a record of 11-40 on the campaign. They average 102.5 points per game (28th in the NBA) while connecting on 43.2% from the field. The Magic are shooting 32.7% from downtown (598 of 1,828) and 78.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, Orlando is grabbing 43.5 boards per game and has tallied 1,159 assists for the season, which ranks 22nd in the league in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.8 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.1 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Magic have forced 13.6 turnovers per game and they draw 18.5 fouls. They are 20th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,246 surrendered so far this year. The Magic are allowing a shooting percentage of 45.9% (2,050 of 4,471) and they relinquish 46.2 boards per contest as a team. They relinquish 36.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 20th in the league in points per game allowed (110.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Pacers got the win with a final of 122-116 when they faced the Clippers. In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Indiana permitted Los Angeles to get 31 overall (10 offensive). They shot 34.1% from distance by connecting on 15 of 44 and finished the contest at 11 of 13 at the charity stripe (84.6%). The Pacers permitted the Clippers to bury 45 out of their 96 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 46.9% for this contest. Overall, the Pacers walked away from this one shooting 50 for 95 from the field which had them shooting 52.6%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Indiana knocked down 14 out of their 29 tries (48.3%). They were able to convert 8 of the free throw tries for a rate of 66.7%. The Clippers committed 9 personal fouls in the game which took the Pacers to the charity stripe for 12 attempts. They turned it over 11 times, while earning 3 steals for the game. The Pacers recorded 39 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 50 in the game.
Isaiah Jackson was important for the Pacers in the matchup. Jackson had 26 points in his 29 mins on the court, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. He knocked down 12 out of 19 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 63.2%, and had 10 rebounds.
Indiana has a mark of 19-33 for the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Pacers are shooting 45.7% from the floor, which ranks them 15th in the league. Indiana has earned 5,663 points for the season (108.9 per game) and they grab 44.7 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 24.4 times per game (12th in the league) and they cough up possession 14.4 times per game. The Pacers are responsible for committing 20.4 fouls every game while shooting 76.5% from the free throw line.
The Pacers on the defensive side of the court are 22nd in the league in points given up per game with 110.8. They are forcing 13.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.9% from the floor (26th in the league). The Indiana defense allows 35.7% on three-point shots (583 of 1,632) and their opponents are knocking down 79.3% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 23.0 assists and 43.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 5th and 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando
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