Orlando Magic vs Miami Heat Prediction, 1/27/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Orlando Magic vs Miami Heat
Date: Friday, January 27, 2023
Location: FTX Arena in Miami, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Miami Heat will go up against the Orlando Magic at FTX Arena on Friday.
The Magic faced the Pacers and walked away with a win by a score of 126-120 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Magic ended up with 22 while the Pacers totaled 20 fouls. They also made 15 of 35 attempts from three-point range. Indiana ended up going 79.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 23 of 29 attempts. Moreover, Indiana grabbed 32 rebounds (10 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 7 blocks. Indiana doled out 25 assists and had 14 steals for the game. With regard to defense, Orlando let their opponent shoot 48.2% from the field on 41 of 85 shooting. They also dished out 34 assists in this game while forcing 14 turnovers and having 8 steals. With respect to getting rebounds, they collected 34 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the free throw line, the Magic converted 19 of their 25 attempts for a percentage of 76.0%. Orlando wrapped up the contest having earned a 56.1% field goal percentage (46 out of 82) and made 15 of their 28 shots from downtown.
Paolo Banchero is one player who played a role for this contest. Banchero finished the contest at 42.9% from the floor and also dished out 4 assists. He played 36 mins and also pulled down 3 rebounds. He was able to score 23 points on 6 of 14 shooting.
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Orlando heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 19-29 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 111.3 points per game (27th in the NBA) while going 47.3% from the field. The Magic are connecting on 35.3% on 3-point shots (526 of 1,492) and 79.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Orlando is pulling in 42.6 rebounds per game and has totaled 1,089 assists for the season, which ranks 28th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 15.3 times per contest and as a group they commit 20.4 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Magic are forcing 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. They currently rank 20th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,239 conceded for the year. The Magic are allowing a FG percentage of 47.3% (1,995 of 4,218) and they concede 42.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They are giving up 34.6% on 3-pointers while they are 17th in the league in PPG from their opponents (114.5).
When they last played, the Heat went home victorious with a score of 98-95 against the Celtics. The Heat were able to collect 37 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards totaling 51 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 7 times, while recording 7 steals in this game. The Celtics earned 22 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Heat to the charity stripe for 23 tries. They were able to convert 18 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 78.3%. In relation to shooting from downtown, Miami converted 12 of 33 tries (36.4%). Overall, the Heat went 34 out of 94 from the floor which had them shooting 36.2%. The Heat allowed the Celtics to bury 32 out of 74 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 43.2% for the game. They finished 31.3% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 10 out of 32 and finished the game at 21 of 27 at the free throw line (77.8%). When discussing rebounding, Miami allowed Boston to snag 44 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Bam Adebayo was important for the Heat in the game. He made 12 out of 22 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and tallied 15 rebounds. Adebayo had 30 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and added 1 assist in the matchup.
Miami has a mark of 27-22 for the year. As an offense, the Heat are hitting on 45.3% from the floor, which is 27th in the league. Miami has accounted for 5,313 points this year (108.4 per game) and they pull down 41.6 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 23.5 times per contest (23rd in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.6 times per contest. The Heat commit 18.8 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 82.6% from the charity stripe.
The Heat on the defensive end are ranked 2nd in basketball in points allowed per game with 108.2. They are forcing 16.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 47.4% from the field (19th in the league). The Miami defense allows 36.9% on shots from 3-point land (648 of 1,758) and their opponents are knocking down 77.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 25.1 dimes and 42.2 rebounds per game, ranking them 13th and 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando
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