Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 2/13/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Orlando Magic vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+5)
United Center is where the Chicago Bulls will take on the Orlando Magic on Monday. Chicago is 5-point favorites. The total comes in at 230.
The Magic faced off with the Heat and took a loss by a final of 107-103 in their last game. Orlando ended the game having earned a 42.5% FG percentage (37 of 87) and converted 11 of their 29 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Magic buried 18 of their 23 shots for a rate of 78.3%. With respect to pulling down boards, they collected 44 with 12 of them being offensive. They also doled out 22 assists in this game while creating 19 turnovers and getting 12 steals. When it comes to defending, Orlando allowed their opponent to shoot 43.5% from the field on 37 out of 85 shooting. Miami earned 24 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. Additionally, Miami totaled 46 boards (11 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Miami finished the contest at 91.3% from the free throw line by converting 21 of 23 shots. They buried 12 of 39 tries from beyond the arc. When discussing personal fouls, the Magic walked away with 24 while the Heat recorded 22 personal fouls.
Jalen Suggs is a guy who was a contributor in this game. Suggs went 71.4% from the field and totaled 2 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 28 mins but didn't pull down any rebounds. He notched 14 points on 5 out of 7 shooting.
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Orlando will take the court with a record of 23-34 this season. They are averaging 111.1 points per game (27th in the NBA) while hitting 47.1% from the floor. The Magic are shooting 35.0% on three-point attempts (611 of 1,748) and 78.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Orlando is pulling in 42.8 boards per game and is sitting with 1,291 assists for the season, which is 29th in the league in terms of passing. They turn it over 15.1 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 20.4 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Magic are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game and they draw 20.4 personal fouls. They relinquish 34.8% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 17th in basketball in points per game allowed (113.9). The Magic defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 47.4% (2,354 of 4,967) and they surrender 42.1 rebounds per game as a group. They are 24th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,470 surrendered this season.
The last time they took the court, the Bulls walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 97-89 against the Cavaliers. In relation to attacking the glass, Chicago allowed Cleveland to snag 39 in total (10 offensive). They finished 25.7% from three-point range via 9 out of 35 and finished the contest at 16 out of 19 from the free throw line (84.2%). The Bulls allowed the Cavaliers to convert 36 of 86 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.9% for the matchup. When all was said and done, the Bulls finished the game shooting 36 out of 74 from the field which gave them a rate of 48.6%. With regard to shots from downtown, Chicago converted 5 of 21 tries (23.8%). They were able to convert 12 of them for a percentage of 80.0%. The Cavaliers had 15 personal fouls for the contest which took the Bulls to the charity stripe for 15 shots. They also gave up possession 22 times, while getting 7 steals for the game. The Bulls were able to collect 38 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 44 in this game.
Patrick Williams ended up being a factor for the Bulls in this matchup. Williams totaled 13 points in his 33 mins of playing time and totaled 3 dimes in the matchup. He buried 6 of 10 in the matchup giving him a rate of 60.0%, and had 6 rebounds.
Chicago has a win-loss record of 26-30 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Bulls are hitting on 49.0% from the floor, which is ranked 5th in the league. Chicago has scored 6,368 pts this year (113.7 per contest) and they grab 42.8 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 24.4 times per game (21st in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per contest. The Bulls commit 19.5 fouls per contest and they connect on 81.1% from the free throw line.
The Bulls are ranked 15th in the league in points per game surrendered with 113.6. They are able to force 14.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.0% from the field (10th in basketball). The Chicago defense gives up 35.3% on shots from beyond the arc (722 of 2,048) and opponents are knocking down 78.3% of their foul shots. They have conceded 25.9 dimes and 43.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 24th and 14th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando (+5)
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