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Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic Predictions and Preview for 4/1/2022

Toronto Raptors takes on Orlando Magic on 4/1/2022 at 7:10PM.

The Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic face off in an important game for both teams. Toronto Raptors has a record of 44-32 this regular season. Orlando Magic is 20-57 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Toronto Raptors Team Defense Preview


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Their defensive efficiency is 110.5, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

This team has strong on-ball defenders and players who can attack the passing lanes.

Toronto Raptors Team Offense Preview




You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 112.9, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. This is a team that likes to play grinders. They want to execute in half court and frustrate opponents in their offensive half court situations.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .543 which is terrible. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .511, which is terrible. They attempt .373 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .352 of their shots from three point range. This team is dreadful from beyond the arc, they have shooters, but they need makers. They made .754 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe.

They were able to get back 28.5% of their missed shots. They are a strong offensive rebounding team.

Orlando Magic Team Defense Preview

You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 112.3, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. Their defensive efforts at keeping offenses from getting to the rim should not go unnoticed. Making the easy shots hard is what this team does to opponents, among the best in the NBA.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Orlando Magic Team Offense Preview


They have a completely dreadful offense that makes announcers try to spin things positively and fans cringe. An offensive effiency rating of 104.4 can certainly do that. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. This is a team that is basically of average tempo.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .537 which is terrible. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .501, which is terrible. They attempt .412 of their shots from three point range. They fall right around average in the NBA. They made .329 of their shots from three point range. This team is dreadful from beyond the arc, they have shooters, but they need makers. They made .790 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team.

They have an abysmal offensive rebounding rate of 20.1% this season. Offensive rebounding is not their thing, it should be important. They are socially distancing on the offensive glass!

The Toronto Raptors Roster

The Players to Watch for Toronto Raptors

Scottie Barnes 6-9 227 PF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. He is a below average three point shooter. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Pascal Siakam 6-9 230 PF

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Fred VanVleet 6-1 197 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He likes to drift out there on offense, he is not very active near the rim. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

The Orlando Magic Roster

The Players to Watch for Orlando Magic

Franz Wagner 6-9 225 SF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Cole Anthony 6-2 185 PG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Wendell Carter Jr. 6-10 270 C

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Toronto Raptors 111 Orlando Magic 102

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