Thursday, December 22, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Orlando Magic travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Thursday, December 22, 2016. The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 13-17. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.8 as they are averaging 98.1 points per game while giving up 102.8 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 15-13. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.3 points per game and surrendering 108.0, good for a point differential of -2.7.
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 10.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 62%. Evan Fournier averages 17.7 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Kristaps Porzingis averages 20.2 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Carmelo Anthony averages 22.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Orlando averages 98.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 12.7 per game. The Magic allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
New York averages 105.3 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 16th with 13.9 per game. The Knicks allow 108 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Knicks force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 102.6 and a defensive rating of 107.5. In terms of pace they average 95 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 107.8 and they have a defensive rating of 110.6. They get 97 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 12-16-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 13-17-0 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 15-13-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
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New York Knicks Injuries
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Guy's Pick: Take New York
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