Friday, February 26, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Orlando Magic travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Friday, February 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has New York as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 25-30 and a road record of 10-16. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 100.1 points per game while giving up 101.2 per contest. Orlando is 3-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 14-20. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Knicks have an overall record of 24-35 and a home record of 14-16. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 99.2 points per game and surrendering 101.8, good for a point differential of -2.6. New York has a division record of 6-6 and a conference record of 15-23. In their last 10 games they are 1-9.
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Victor Oladipo averages 14.6 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21.4 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Orlando averages 100.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.7 per game. The Magic allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
New York averages 99.2 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 9th with 13.5 per game. The Knicks allow 101.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Knicks force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Magic average 98.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 112 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4 per contest. The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.9 and a defensive rating of 105.1. In terms of pace they average 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Knicks score 100.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 101 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -7.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -1.1 points per game. The Knicks rating on offense is 105.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108. They get 93.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 31-23-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 28-27-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 31-28-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 30-28-1 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando
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