Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 11/21/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic
Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+3)
The Toronto Raptors (6-7) are on their way to Amway Center on Tuesday where they will attempt to beat the Orlando Magic (8-5). Toronto opens this matchup as 3-point dogs. The total comes in at 226.
The Raptors faced off with the Pistons and went home with a win by a final score of 142-113 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Raptors ended up walking away with 23 while the Pistons recorded 23 fouls. They made 9 of their 26 tries from beyond the arc. Detroit finished 74.3% from the charity stripe by knocking down 26 of 35 shots. Additionally, Detroit collected 41 rebounds (7 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Detroit earned 25 dimes and had 3 steals for the contest. In reference to the defense, Toronto allowed the other team to go 47.0% from the floor on 39 of 83 shooting. They also doled out 44 assists for the game as well as forcing 17 turnovers and earning 10 steals. When discussing grabbing boards, they earned a total of 47 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Raptors buried 18 of 29 attempts for a percentage of 62.1%. Toronto wrapped up the contest having earned a 53.9% FG percentage (55 out of 102) and buried 14 of 36 three-point shots.
Pascal Siakam is a guy who was a major factor in the game. Siakam shot 55.6% from the floor and also earned 6 assists. He played for 29 mins and also grabbed 7 boards. He totaled 23 points on 10 of 18 shooting.
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Toronto enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 6-7 this year. They turn it over 14.5 times per game and as a group they commit 19.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Toronto is collecting 46.5 rebounds per game and has tallied 374 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 5th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Raptors are shooting 33.6% on shots from distance (148 of 441) and 71.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 110.8 points per contest (23rd in the league) while shooting 46.2% from the field.
On defense, the Raptors are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers per game and they draw 19.1 personal fouls. They give up 35.4% from beyond the arc and they rank 11th in the NBA in points per game allowed (110.8). The Raptors defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.3% (532 of 1,148) and they surrender 44.3 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are 8th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 319 conceded so far this year.
In their last game, the Magic got the victory with a final of 128-116 against the Pacers. The Magic were able to collect 34 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 in this contest. They coughed up the ball 15 times, while getting 10 steals for the game. The Pacers committed 32 fouls for the matchup which got the Magic to the charity stripe for a total of 42 attempts. They were able to make 35 of the free throws for a rate of 83.3%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Orlando knocked down 7 out of 20 attempts (35.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Magic finished the game shooting 43 for 87 from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.4%. The Magic allowed the Pacers to convert 42 of 95 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 44.2% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 25.8% from three-point range by going 8 out of 31 and ended up going 24 out of 31 at the free throw line (77.4%). With respect to team rebounding, Orlando allowed Indiana to collect 40 in total (11 offensive).
Paolo Banchero ended up being a factor for the Magic in the game. He converted 9 out of 14 in this game for a rate of 64.3%, and had 3 rebounds. Banchero tallied 24 points in his 27 mins on the court, but left the arena with no assists.
Orlando has a record of 8-5 so far this year. The Magic are committing 20.9 fouls per contest and they connect on 75.8% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 23.5 times per game (28th in the league) and they turn it over 16.2 times per contest. Orlando has tallied 1,422 points this year (109.4 per game) and they pull in 44.5 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Magic are shooting 45.3% from the field, which has them ranked 25th in basketball.
The Magic are ranked 4th in basketball in PPG given up with 106.6. They are forcing 17.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.3% from the field (15th in the league). The Orlando defense allows 34.7% on shots from beyond the arc (148 of 427) and opponents are making 73.9% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 21.8 dimes and 40.3 boards on a nightly basis, which is 1st and 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (+3)
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