New York Knicks at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 11/18/2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
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The New York Knicks travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Sunday, November 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 3 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 4-12. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -6.4 as they average 107.3 points per game while giving up 113.7 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 7-8 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 104.4 points per game and surrender 108.5, good for a point differential of -4.1.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 8-7-1 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 7-7-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 5-10-0 against the over/under
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/07/18 SF Lance Thomas Knee is out indefinitely
11/02/18 G Courtney Lee Neck is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/07/18 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
Tim Hardaway averages 23.4 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Enes Kanter comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 25.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 11.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 18.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.7 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Aaron Gordon averages 16.5 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks allow 113.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. New York averages 107.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 14th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic surrender 108.5 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 47.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game. Orlando is 25th in the league with 104.4 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -4.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 43.3 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 25.5. The Magic are 26th in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Knicks are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 112.6, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 25th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. New York is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Orlando is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league. The Magic are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.6, and their defensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando -3
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