Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 12/11/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Amway Center is the site where the Orlando Magic will try to defeat the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.
The Raptors faced the Lakers and notched a win by a score of 126-113 in their last game. Toronto walked away from the game having earned a 44.3% field goal percentage (47 of 106) and knocked down 12 of their 43 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Raptors converted 20 of 24 tries for a percentage of 83.3%. With respect to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 54 with 17 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 25 dimes for this game while forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and getting 10 steals. When discussing the defense, Toronto allowed the other team to go 42.5% from the field on 37 of 87 shooting. Los Angeles doled out 16 dimes and had 6 steals for the game. Furthermore, Los Angeles snagged 46 rebounds (10 offensive, 36 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Los Angeles ended up going 91.4% from the charity stripe by making 32 of their 35 attempts. They also made 7 out of their 33 attempts from beyond the arc. When discussing personal fouls, the Raptors left the arena with 22 and the Lakers finished the game with 17 personal fouls.
Pascal Siakam is one player who was a factor in the game. He accumulated 25 points on 10 out of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 32 mins played and also pulled down 10 boards. Siakam finished shooting 50.0% from the field and also earned 7 assists.
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Toronto enters this matchup with a mark of 13-12 on the year. They cough up possession 13.2 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 20.6 fouls per game. As a unit, Toronto is pulling in 44.2 rebounds per contest and has 579 assists on the season, which is 26th in the league in terms of passing. The Raptors are shooting 32.8% on 3-pointers (267 of 815) and 77.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 111.4 pts per contest (19th in basketball) while hitting 45.0% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Raptors are forcing 17.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.9 personal fouls. They are giving up 34.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 7th in the NBA in points per game allowed (109.9). The Raptors defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 48.1% (992 of 2,062) and they surrender 42.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 19th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 649 conceded on the year.
When they last played, the Magic walked away with a victory by a final of 116-111 against the Clippers. In regard to team rebounding, Orlando permitted Los Angeles to collect 53 in total (17 offensive). They shot 36.6% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 15 out of 41 and finished the contest at 18 out of 26 at the free throw line (69.2%). The Magic allowed the Clippers to convert 39 of their 95 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 41.1% in the game. When the game finished, the Magic ended up going 40 out of 95 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.1%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Orlando converted 8 of their 28 tries (28.6%). They were able to knock down 28 of the free throw tries for a rate of 90.3%. The Clippers were called for 19 fouls in this game which got the Magic to the charity stripe for 31 shots. They gave up possession 12 times, while getting 8 steals in this matchup. The Magic earned 37 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive rebounds for a total of 53 for the contest.
Moritz Wagner ended up being a factor for the Magic for this contest. Wagner recorded 20 points in his 36 mins on the court and had 3 dimes in this matchup. He converted 7 out of 13 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 53.8%, and had 13 rebounds.
Orlando has a win-loss record of 6-20 for the campaign. The Magic commit 20.8 personal fouls every game while shooting 79.6% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 21.1 times per contest (30th in basketball) and they turn it over 16.3 times per contest. Orlando has accumulated 2,805 points for the season (107.9 per game) and they pull in 42.9 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Magic are connecting on 46.4% from the field, which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
The Magic defensively are ranked 19th in basketball in PPG allowed with 114.0. They have forced 14.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.7% from the field (23rd in the NBA). The Orlando defense allows 34.2% on shots from distance (331 of 967) and opponents are connecting on 77.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 25.7 assists and 41.7 rebounds every game, which ranks them 17th and 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto
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