Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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The New York Knicks travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 24-36. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.2 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 109.1 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 22-38. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 99.7 points per game and surrendering 105.8, good for a point differential of -6.2.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 23.5 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Derrick Rose averages 17.6 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
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Elfrid Payton averages 12.5 points per game while playing 29 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Nikola Vucevic averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.1 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
New York averages 105.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.22 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.2 per game. The Knicks allow 109.1 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 11th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Orlando averages 99.7 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 20th with 13.5 per game. The Magic allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Magic force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Knicks have an offensive rating of 108.2 and a defensive rating of 111.5. In terms of pace they average 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. New York turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Magic rating on offense is 103 and they have a defensive rating of 109.4. They get 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 31-29-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 31-29-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 24-34-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 27-33-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
02/28/17 PG Derrick Rose Shoulder probable Wednesday vs. Orlando
02/28/17 C Joakim Noah Knee out for season
02/28/17 F Kristaps Porzingis Ankle probable Wednesday vs. Orlando
02/27/17 PG Brandon Jennings Waived has been waived
Orlando Magic Injuries
02/24/17 PG C.J. Watson Achilles out indefinitely
02/01/17 G CJ Wilcox Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
01/19/17 G Jodie Meeks Thumb out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando -2.5
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