Monday, December 21, 2015
Madison Square Garden
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The Orlando Magic travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Monday, December 21, 2015. The opening line for this game has New York as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 196.5.
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The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 15-11 and a road record of 6-7. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 100.7 points per game while giving up 98.3 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 14-14 and a home record of 7-7. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 98.4 points per game and surrendering 99, good for a point differential of -0.6.
Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Tobias Harris averages 14.6 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21.7 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Orlando averages 100.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 15.1 per game. The Magic allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
New York averages 98.4 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 9th with 14.2 per game. The Knicks allow 99 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 18.5 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Knicks force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 18-7-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 12-14-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 17-11-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 13-14-1 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
12/19/15 PG Elfrid Payton Ankle injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Atlanta
12/19/15 G Evan Fournier Finger injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Atlanta
12/13/15 PG C.J. Watson Calf out indefinitely
New York Knicks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando
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