Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 1/23/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic
Date: Monday, January 23, 2023
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Amway Center is the location where the Orlando Magic will take on the Boston Celtics on Monday.
The Celtics faced the Raptors and took home the win by a score of 106-104 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Celtics ended up walking away with 17 while the Raptors accounted for 13 fouls. They also converted 7 of 19 tries from 3-point land. Toronto walked away from this one shooting 71.4% at the free throw line by converting 5 of 7 tries. Additionally, Toronto totaled 41 rebounds (6 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 8 blocks. Toronto recorded 24 dimes and had 7 steals for this game. In reference to defending, Boston allowed the other team to shoot 53.5% from the field on 46 of 86 shooting. They also recorded 25 assists for the game as well as forcing 14 turnovers and having 9 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 41 with 11 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Celtics made 14 of 15 attempts for a rate of 93.3%. Boston walked away from the game with a 44.7% FG percentage (38 of 85) and converted 16 of their 35 three-point shots.
Jaylen Brown is a guy who was a contributor for this contest. He ended up scoring 27 points on 10 of 23 shooting. He saw the court for 42 minutes played and also snagged 8 rebounds. Brown ended up going 43.5% from the floor and also dished out 6 dimes.
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Boston steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 35-12 for the year. They are turning it over 13.4 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.7 fouls per contest. As a unit, Boston is grabbing 44.7 rebounds per contest and has totaled 1,257 assists so far this year, which ranks 6th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Celtics are hitting 37.1% on shots from 3-point land (729 of 1,963) and 83.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 118.5 pts per contest (2nd in the league) on 47.5% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Celtics have forced 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.7 fouls. They are relinquishing 35.6% on shots from distance and they rank 11th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (112.2). The Celtics are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.9% (1,988 of 4,235) and they concede 43.6 rebounds per contest as a squad. They rank 3rd in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,067 conceded this year.
For their last game, the Magic took a loss by a score of 138-118 against the Wizards. When discussing rebounding, Orlando permitted Washington to grab 46 in all (9 offensive). They wrapped up this game 52.9% from 3-point land by shooting 18 of 34 and finished the contest at 18 out of 25 from the charity stripe (72.0%). The Magic allowed the Wizards to convert 51 of their 95 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 53.7% for the contest. When this game wrapped up, the Magic ended up going 42 out of 90 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.7%. Pertaining to 3-point attempts, Orlando made 14 out of their 34 attempts (41.2%). They were able to knock down 20 of those for a percentage of 83.3%. The Wizards committed 18 fouls for the contest which took the Magic to the charity stripe for 24 tries. They turned the ball over 10 times, while earning 3 steals in the matchup. The Magic collected 32 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 41 for the matchup.
Markelle Fultz was important for the Magic for the matchup. Fultz totaled 23 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood and had 8 assists for this contest. He buried 8 out of 14 for the game for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and had 5 rebounds.
Orlando has a mark of 17-29 for the season. The Magic have committed 20.6 fouls per game and they connect on 79.4% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 22.5 times per game (27th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.3 times per game. Orlando has scored 5,102 points on the season (110.9 per contest) and they pull down 42.8 boards per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Magic are shooting 47.0% from the floor, which is 19th in the NBA.
The Magic are ranked 17th in the league in points per game surrendered with 114.7. They are able to force 14.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.4% from the field (17th in the league). The Orlando defense allows 34.4% on 3-point attempts (599 of 1,743) and their opposition knocks down 77.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 25.9 assists and 42.6 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 23rd and 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston
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