Orlando Magic vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 1/7/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Orlando Magic vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
The Orlando Magic are headed to Chase Center on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Golden State Warriors.
The Magic played the Grizzlies and took a loss by a score of 123-115 in their last contest. Orlando finished the game having earned a 46.4% FG percentage (39 out of 84) and made 11 out of their 36 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Magic converted 26 of their 30 attempts for a rate of 86.7%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected 39 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 23 assists for this contest while creating 12 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With regard to defense, Orlando allowed the other team to go 52.2% from the floor on 48 of 92 shooting. Memphis doled out 24 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. On top of that, Memphis snagged 49 boards (9 offensive, 40 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Memphis finished the game shooting 65.2% from the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of their 23 shots. They converted 12 of their 36 tries from 3-point land. In reference to personal fouls, the Magic walked away with 22 and the Grizzlies finished the game with 22 personal fouls.
Paolo Banchero is someone who was a factor for the game. Banchero shot 50.0% from the floor and also earned 3 assists. He was on the court for 36 minutes and pulled down 9 boards. He totaled 30 points on 10 of 20 shooting.
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Orlando heads into this matchup with a record of 14-25 for the season. They currently have an average of 110.3 pts per contest (27th in basketball) while shooting 46.8% from the floor. The Magic are connecting on 34.3% on 3-pointers (414 of 1,208) and 79.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Orlando is snagging 43.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 865 assists so far this season, which ranks 27th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 15.6 times per game and as a team they commit 20.9 fouls per game.
Defensively, the Magic are able to force 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.2 personal fouls. They rank 20th in the NBA in giving up assists with 993 conceded so far this year. The Magic are giving up a shooting percentage of 47.2% (1,615 of 3,420) and they surrender 41.9 boards per game as a basketball team. They give up 34.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 17th in basketball in PPG allowed (114.2).
When they last played, the Warriors took a loss by a final score of 122-119 when they played the Pistons. When it comes to cleaning the glass, Golden State allowed Detroit to get 41 in total (11 on the offensive side). They finished 44.4% from 3-point land by connecting on 16 out of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 16 of 23 at the free throw line (69.6%). The Warriors permitted the Pistons to knock down 45 of 92 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.9% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Warriors ended up going 45 for 87 from the field which gave them a rate of 51.7%. When discussing shots from downtown, Golden State buried 15 out of their 40 tries (37.5%). They were able to make 14 of them for a percentage of 93.3%. The Pistons committed 11 personal fouls for the contest which got the Warriors to the charity stripe for a total of 15 attempts. They turned it over 14 times, while earning 3 steals for this contest. The Warriors collected 31 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 40 for the matchup.
Klay Thompson pitched in for the Warriors in this contest. He converted 11 out of 23 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 47.8%, and had 2 rebounds. Thompson earned 30 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 3 dimes in this game.
Golden State has a win-loss record of 20-19 so far this season. The Warriors are committing 22.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 79.6% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 29.4 times per contest (1st in the league) and they turn it over 16.8 times per game. Golden State has scored 4,569 points for the year (117.2 per game) and they average 43.8 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Warriors are connecting on 47.4% from the floor, which is ranked 13th in the league.
The Golden State defense gives up 35.5% on shots from beyond the arc (507 of 1,429) and their opponents are knocking down 77.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 25.5 assists and 44.4 boards per game, which is ranked 19th and 23rd in the NBA. The Warriors on the defensive end are ranked 27th in the league in points given up per game with 117.6. They are able to force 14.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.7% from the floor (10th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State
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