Sacramento Kings at Orlando Magic - 8/2/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Sacramento Kings (28-37) at Orlando Magic (31-35)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 6:00 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Orlando Magic -2 -- Over/Under: 218 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Sacramento Kings and Orlando Magic meet Sunday in NBA action at the HP Field House.
The Sacramento Kings look for a bounce back showing after a rough loss to the San Antonio Spurs. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 109.2 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 20.8 points and 6.7 assists while Buddy Hield is averaging 19.6 points and 4.8 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Harrison Barnes is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic look for another bubble victory after beating the Brooklyn Nets in their opener. The Orlando Magic are averaging 106.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.5 points and 11 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 18.9 points and 2.5 rebounds. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Sacramento Kings had trouble closing out last season when they had a chance to make the playoffs and they're not off to a great start in the bubble where they didn't play a lick of defense against the Spurs. It feels like the Kings are just too young and a year away from really making a run at the postseason. The Orlando Magic beat up on the Nets, which they're supposed to do given Brooklyn's G League roster, but they've been one of the better offensive clubs over their last 11 regular season games and they need to keep winning if they want to avoid the eighth seed and having to play the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round.
I'll lay the bucket with the Magic.