Phoenix Suns vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 3/8/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Orlando Magic
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Orlando Magic (16-49) will try to beat the Phoenix Suns (51-13) at Amway Center on Tuesday.
The Suns faced the Bucks and took a loss by a final of 132-122 in their last contest. Phoenix walked away from the game with a 53.8% field goal percentage (50 of 93) and converted 14 out of their 31 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Suns knocked down 8 of their 11 tries for a rate of 72.7%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 27 with 6 of them being offensive. They also doled out 33 assists for the game as well as forcing 6 turnovers and having 8 steals. With regard to the defense, Phoenix allowed the other team to shoot 54.0% from the floor on 47 out of 87 shooting. Milwaukee doled out 48 dimes and had 31 steals in this game. In addition, Milwaukee collected 34 rebounds (14 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Milwaukee finished shooting 79.3% from the free throw line by making 23 of 29 tries. They converted 15 out of their 32 shots from long range. When talking about fouls, the Suns ended up with 20 and the Bucks recorded 14 fouls.
Deandre Ayton is a player who was a contributor for the game. He accounted for 30 points on 14 out of 19 shooting. He played 33 mins and totaled 8 rebounds. Ayton shot 73.7% from the field and distributed 2 dimes.
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Phoenix steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 51-13 so far this season. They average 113.9 points per outing (5th in the NBA) while shooting 48.3% from the field. The Suns are shooting 36.5% on shots from distance (737 of 2,020) and 79.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Phoenix is snagging 45.3 boards per game and has accounted for 1,740 dimes this season, which ranks 5th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.9 times per contest and as a team they are committing 19.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Suns are forcing their opponents into 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.2 personal fouls. They are surrendering 33.6% on shots from distance and they are 7th in the league in opponents points per game (106.2). The Suns are allowing a shooting percentage of 44.2% (2,511 of 5,679) and they concede 44.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 2nd in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,433 surrendered so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the Magic took a loss by a final score of 124-96 when they played the Grizzlies. Regarding cleaning the glass, Orlando allowed Memphis to collect 49 in all (6 on the offensive side). They finished 41.2% from 3-point land by connecting on 14 out of 34 and ended up going 18 of 27 from the charity stripe (66.7%). The Magic allowed the Grizzlies to bury 46 out of their 92 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 50.0% for this contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Magic finished shooting 37 out of 86 from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.0%. When it comes to shots from distance, Orlando made 11 out of 35 attempts (31.4%). They were able to convert 11 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 68.8%. The Grizzlies committed 7 fouls for this contest which took the Magic to the charity stripe for 16 attempts. They also coughed it up 12 times, while earning 7 steals in this game. The Magic recorded 40 defensive boards and 1 offensive boards for a total of 41 for the game.
Franz Wagner was important for the Magic for the matchup. He made 6 out of 9 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and tallied 5 rebounds. Wagner accumulated 15 points in his 24 mins on the court and had 6 dimes in this contest.
Orlando has a mark of 16-49 on the campaign. The Magic are responsible for committing 19.8 personal fouls every game and they hit 78.8% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 23.3 times per contest (22nd in the league) and they turn the ball over 14.7 times per contest. Orlando has scored 6,750 pts this season (103.8 per game) and they average 43.8 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Magic are shooting 43.4% from the floor, which ranks them 28th in the league.
The Magic on the defensive side of the court are 21st in basketball in points per game surrendered with 111.9. They are forcing 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.0% from the floor (17th in the league). The Orlando defense gives up 36.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (844 of 2,319) and their opposition knocks down 76.9% of their foul shots. They relinquish 24.7 dimes and 47.1 total rebounds per game, which ranks 17th and 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Phoenix
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