Orlando Magic at New York Knicks Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 2/26/2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The Orlando Magic travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 5.5 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 28-33. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -0.8 as they average 106.0 points per contest while giving up 106.8 per game. The Knicks have an overall mark of 12-48. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 105.7 points per contest and give up 114.1, which is a point differential of -8.4.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 31-26-3 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 28-32-0 against the over/under
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 25-32-2 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 27-32-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/05/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/24/19 C DeAndre Jordan Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Orlando
02/09/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is out indefinitely
Aaron Gordon comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Nikola Vucevic averages 20.6 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 12.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Kevin Knox averages 12.7 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Dennis Smith averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 106.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 25.0 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.5 per game. The Magic allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 26th in the league with 105.7 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 19.9. The Knicks are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Knicks surrender 114.1 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.5 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 47.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game.
The Magic are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 9th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 22nd. 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. Orlando is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA.
New York is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Knicks are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.1, and their defensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 99.9 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 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando -5.5
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