Orlando Magic at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 4/3/2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Orlando Magic travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 2.5 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 22-54. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.9 as they are averaging 103.8 points per contest while giving up 108.7 per game. The Knicks have an overall record of 27-50. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 108.1, good for a point differential of -3.6.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 34-41-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 31-45-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 36-41-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 39-36-2 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
03/24/18 F Jonathon Simmons Wrist is out indefinitely
03/09/18 G Evan Fournier Knee is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
04/01/18 C Enes Kanter Back is "?" Tuesday vs Orlando
03/31/18 G Courtney Lee Foot is "?" Tuesday vs Orlando
03/31/18 G Frank Ntilikina Illness is "?" Tuesday vs Orlando
02/07/18 F Kristaps Porzingis ACL is out for season
Aaron Gordon averages 18 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 17 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 9.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%.
Enes Kanter averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 11 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Tim Hardaway averages 17.5 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 108.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league. Orlando averages 103.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.86 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks surrender 108.1 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest, and 16th with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season. New York is 18th in the league with 104.5 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 44.1 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 23.1. The Knicks are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Magic are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Orlando is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
New York is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Knicks are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 7th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York -2.5
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