Orlando Magic at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/11/2018
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Orlando Magic travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Sunday, November 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 3.5 point favorites.
The Magic have a record of 5-7. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -7.1 as they average 102.6 points per game while giving up 109.7 per contest. The Knicks have an overall mark of 4-8. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 107.3 points per contest and give up 109.9, which is a point differential of -2.6.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 5-7-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 4-8-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 7-4-1 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/07/18 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
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
Aaron Gordon averages 16.3 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Enes Kanter averages 15.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.7 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Tim Hardaway averages 24.3 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 109.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.0 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. Orlando averages 102.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 25.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 21st and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks surrender 109.9 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 22.4 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game. New York is 22nd in the league with 107.3 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game and 30th in assists per contest with 19.7. The Knicks are 17th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Magic are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 18th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 27th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Orlando is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
New York is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Knicks are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 110 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York -3.5
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