New York Knicks at Orlando Magic Expert NBA Picks 4/3/2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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The New York Knicks head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 10.5 point favorites.
The Knicks have a record of 15-62. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of -9.1 as they average 104.9 points per game while giving up 114.1 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 38-40 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 106.4 points per game and surrender 106.5, good for a point differential of -0.1.
Valuable New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 31-44-2 against the spread this season
The New York Knicks are 35-42-0 against the over/under this year
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 40-35-3 against the spread this season
The Orlando Magic are 34-44-0 against the over/under this year
Key New York Knicks Injuries
04/03/19 G Allonzo Trier Groin is questionable Wednesday vs Orlando
04/03/19 C DeAndre Jordan Rest is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Orlando
04/02/19 F Noah Vonleh Ankle is downgraded to out Wednesday vs Orlando
04/02/19 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Back is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Orlando
03/29/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is out for season
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/11/19 PG Isaiah Briscoe Knee is out indefinitely
02/05/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is out indefinitely
Emmanuel Mudiay comes into this game averaging 14.8 points per contest while playing 27.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Kevin Knox averages 12.7 points per contest in 28.5 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Nikola Vucevic scores 20.6 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 12.0 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Aaron Gordon averages 15.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.3 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 104.9 points per contest, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 44.7 boards per contest and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 14.1 per game. The Knicks allow 114.1 points per contest, which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.2 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they allow 25.7 assists per game which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 25th in the NBA with 106.4 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.3 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 25.4. The Magic are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Magic give up 106.5 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 45.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Knicks are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.7, and their defensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. New York is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league.
Orlando is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Magic are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.1, and their offensive rating of 108 is ranked 8th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York +10.5
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