Monday, January 2, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Orlando Magic travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Monday, January 2, 2017. The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 15-19. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 98.8 points per game while giving up 103.0 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 16-17. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per game and surrendering 108.3, good for a point differential of -2.8.
Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nikola Vucevic averages 13 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 21.9 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 20.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Orlando averages 98.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 12.7 per game. The Magic allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
New York averages 105.5 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 54.8 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 18th with 14 per game. The Knicks allow 108.3 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 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 12th 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 103.3 and a defensive rating of 107.7. In terms of pace they average 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. 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 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 107.4 and they have a defensive rating of 110.3. They get 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.3 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 14-18-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 15-19-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 20-13-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 17-16-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
01/01/17 F Damjan Rudez Calf is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Indiana
01/01/17 G Evan Fournier Heel is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Indiana
New York Knicks Injuries
01/01/17 F Carmelo Anthony Knee injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Orlando
01/01/17 G Courtney Lee Wrist "?" Monday vs. Orlando
01/01/17 F Kristaps Porzingis Achilles "?" Monday vs. Orlando
01/01/17 F Kyle O'Quinn Flu "?" Monday vs. Orlando
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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