New York Knicks vs Orlando Magic Expert NBA Picks 10/30/2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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Nikola Vucevic and the Orlando Magic (1-2, 3rd in the Southeast Division) host the New York Knicks (1-3, 5th in the Atlantic Division) at Amway Center on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Orlando opens this game as 7.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 210.
The Knicks are covering the spread 75.0% of the time, having gone 3-1-0 ATS. Orlando is covering the spread 0% of the time, going 0-3-0 against the spread.
Key New York Knicks Injuries
10/28/2019 Elfrid Payton PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
10/28/2019 Kadeem Allen SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Oct 30
10/27/2019 Jr PG Personal Expected to be out until at least Oct 30
7/22/2019 Reggie Bullock SG Back Expected to be out until at least Nov 10
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Marcus Morris comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 93%. Julius Randle averages 15.5 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 11.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 14.0 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Evan Fournier averages 19.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 105.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 49.0 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 20.8 per game. The Knicks allow 112.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 17.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 30th in the league with 9.3 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 39%, while their average scoring margin is -1.3. They shoot 26% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 20.3. The Magic are 28th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Magic surrender 97.3 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 20.3 assists allowed per contest and 26th with 52.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per game.
The Knicks are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 101.6 is ranked 23rd. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 19th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. New York is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Orlando is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Magic are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 96.3, and their offensive rating of 95 is ranked 3rd. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 43% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando -7.5
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