Predictions and Analysis: Thunder vs Magic Feb 13, 2024

Predictions and Analysis: Thunder vs Magic Feb 13, 2024

February 13, 2024


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On February 13, the Oklahoma City Thunder (36-17) will pay a visit to the Orlando Magic (29-24) at Kia Center. Follow this article for an in depth basketball analysis about this coming match.


Thunder Analysis: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is leading this team

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the focal point of Oklahoma City’s superior offense. Gilgeous-Alexander is having the best season of his career and was chosen for the All-NBA team the previous year. This season, the gifted guard is shooting 54.8% from the field and averaging 31.1 points and 6.6 assists per game. Gilgeous-Alexander has also appeared in 52 games in 2023–24 and recorded at least 30 points in 38 of them. The Thunder are among the top 5 in the NBA in terms of overall efficiency, scoring more than 1.19 points per possession under Gilgeous-Alexander’s leadership. Oklahoma City shoots extremely well; their field goal percentage (49.9%), 3-point percentage (39.3%), and free throw percentage (83.0%) are all among the highest in the league.


Magic Analysis: One of the strongest defenses in the league

One of Orlando’s 2-way advantages is its superior defense. With only 1.117 points allowed per possession, the Magic rank among the NBA’s top 5 in terms of defensive efficiency. Meanwhile, Orlando ranks among the top 3 in terms of turnovers caused (15.2 per game) and steals (8.2 per game). Orlando leads all NBA teams in assists allowed (24.0 per game), and the Magic rank among the top five in the league in terms of second-chance points allowed (12.6 per game) and defensive rebound percentage (72.9%). Conversely, Orlando ought to capitalize on Oklahoma City’s deficiencies in defensive rebounding, given that the Thunder are among the lowest in the league in terms of defensive rebound rate (68%) and second-chance points surrendered (15.7 per match).
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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Orlando Magic Game Info

  1. Date: 02/13/2024
  2. Time: 07:30 PM ET
  3. Location: Kia Center, Orlando, FL.
  4. How to Watch Thunder vs Magic: TNT
  5. Live Stream: NBA Game Pass

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