New York Knicks at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 11/8/2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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The New York Knicks head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 5.5 point favorites.
The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 5-4. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 104.7 points per game while giving up 104.9 per contest. The Magic have an overall mark of 6-4. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 109.0 points per contest and giving up 106.3, which is a point differential of 2.7.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 5-4-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 4-5-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 5-5-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 4-6-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/21/17 C Joakim Noah Suspension 12-game suspension (eligible to return 11/13 vs. Cleveland)
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/05/17 PG D.J. Augustin Hamstring is "?" Wednesday vs. NY Knicks
11/05/17 PG Elfrid Payton Hamstring is "?" Wednesday vs. NY Knicks
Enes Kanter comes into this game averaging 13.6 points per contest while playing 25.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 11.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 30.2 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 7.8 rebounds per contest for New York. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Nikola Vucevic has scored 17.9 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per game this season for the Magic. He hauls in 7.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Evan Fournier averages 20.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.7 rebounds per game and 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 96%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 104.7 points per contest this year, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.22 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 46.1 boards per contest and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 16.3 per game. The Knicks allow 104.9 points per contest which is 13th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 21.4 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 7th in the NBA with 109 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.7. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.3 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 24.3. The Magic are 12th in turnovers per contest with 16. The Magic give up 106.3 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 13th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 23.5 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 46.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 23rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per contest this year.
The Knicks are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 107.6, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 12th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. New York is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Orlando is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Magic are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 104, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 21st. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York +5.5
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