Orlando Magic vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 3/14/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Orlando Magic vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest-San Antonio
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (-6)
The Orlando Magic are hitting the road to AT&T Center on Tuesday where they will go up against the San Antonio Spurs. San Antonio opens this game as 6-point dogs. The over/under is set at 234.
The Magic took the court against the Heat and earned the victory with a final of 126-114 in their last game. Orlando walked away from the game having earned a 48.5% FG percentage (48 of 99) and converted 13 out of their 37 3-pointers. When they shot from the free throw line, the Magic buried 17 of their 20 tries for a percentage of 85.0%. In terms of pulling down boards, they compiled 54 with 15 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 34 assists for this contest while forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and getting 10 steals. When it comes to defense, Orlando allowed 44.7% from the floor on 42 out of 94 shooting. Miami totaled 19 assists and had 8 steals for the game. In addition, Miami collected 35 rebounds (5 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 10 rejections. Miami finished the game at 95.0% when shooting free throws by making 19 of 20 tries. They also made 11 out of their 37 shots from long range. In relation to personal fouls, the Magic ended up walking away with 20 while the Heat totaled 17 personal fouls.
Wendell Carter Jr. is one player who was a major factor for the contest. He ended up scoring 27 points on 12 out of 17 shooting. He played for 42 minutes and also collected 11 boards. Carter went 70.6% from the field and dished out 2 dimes.
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Orlando enters this one with a record of 28-40 on the year. They lose possession via turnover 15.1 times per contest and as a team they commit 20.3 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Orlando is snagging 42.9 rebounds per game and has accumulated 1,556 dimes on the year, which ranks 28th in the league in terms of passing. The Magic are shooting 34.8% on shots from downtown (727 of 2,091) and 78.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 111.6 points per contest (27th in the league) while connecting on 47.1% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Magic have forced 14.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.6 fouls. They rank 24th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,753 relinquished on the season. The Magic defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 47.8% (2,821 of 5,907) and they concede 41.9 boards per contest as a squad. They are relinquishing 35.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 17th in the league in points per game allowed (114.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Spurs took a loss by a score of 102-90 when they played the Thunder. When it comes to how they rebounded, San Antonio permitted Oklahoma City to grab 55 in total (12 offensive). They wrapped up this game 25.6% from downtown by hitting 10 of 39 and finished the game at 20 out of 23 from the free throw line (87.0%). The Spurs permitted the Thunder to convert 36 out of 95 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 37.9% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Spurs ended up going 33 out of 88 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.5%. When it comes to shots from distance, San Antonio made 10 out of 36 attempts (27.8%). They were able to convert 14 of them for a rate of 73.7%. The Thunder were called for 19 personal fouls for this contest which took the Spurs to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 18 times, while earning 3 steals in the game. The Spurs corralled 40 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 50 in this matchup.
Zach Collins ended up being a factor for the Spurs for the game. Collins earned 23 points in his 30 minutes on the court and had 4 assists in this matchup. He buried 7 of 14 for this game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and added 11 rebounds.
San Antonio has a record of 17-50 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Spurs are shooting 46.7% from the floor, which ranks 22nd in the league. San Antonio has scored 7,502 points so far this year (112.0 per game) and they pull in 43.2 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 26.8 times per contest (5th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 15.6 times per contest. The Spurs are committing 20.2 personal fouls every game while shooting 74.7% from the free throw line.
The San Antonio defense surrenders 39.3% on 3-point attempts (827 of 2,107) and opponents are connecting on 77.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 26.4 dimes and 44.3 boards per contest, ranking them 30th and 20th in the league. The Spurs on the defensive end are ranked 30th in the league in points given up per game with 122.0. They are able to force 14.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 50.6% from the field (30th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Antonio (+6)
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