Orlando Magic at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/3/2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Orlando Magic travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 3 point favorites.
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The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 9-14. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.7 as they are averaging 108.1 points per game while giving up 111.8 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 11-10. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 103.8, good for a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 11-12-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 13-10-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 13-8-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 9-12-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/01/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is "?" Sunday vs New York
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/02/17 PG Frank Ntilikina Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Orlando
12/02/17 F Kristaps Porzingis Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Orlando
Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Nikola Vucevic averages 16 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Kristaps Porzingis averages 25.8 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Enes Kanter averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.4 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 108.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 15.1 per game. The Magic allow 111.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 25.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 18th in the league with 104.5 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.76. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Knicks are 8th in turnovers per game with 16.2. The Knicks surrender 103.8 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 22.7 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 39.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season.
The Magic are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Orlando is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
New York is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Knicks are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 107.7, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 16th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York -3
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