Magic vs Knicks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/6/2020
Game: Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando -2.5
Madison Square Garden is the site where Marcus Morris and the New York Knicks (15-36, 5th in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Orlando Magic (22-28, 2nd in the Southeast Division) on Thursday. New York opens this game as 2.5 point underdogs. The total has been set at 228.
The Magic are covering 45.8% of the time, having gone 22-26-2 ATS. New York is covering the spread 52.9% of the time, going 27-24-0 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
02/03/20 C Khem Birch Back is questionable Wednesday vs Boston
01/17/20 PG D.J. Augustin Knee is out 3-4 weeks
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out for season
01/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out indefinitely
Key New York Knicks Injuries
02/04/20 PF Marcus Morris Illness is questionable Thursday vs Orlando
01/17/20 SF RJ Barrett Ankle is out indefinitely
Aaron Gordon comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 65%. Nikola Vucevic averages 18.8 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 10.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Marcus Morris averages 19.6 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Julius Randle averages 18.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.5 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 103.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.5 per game. The Magic allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 23.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 28th in the league with 104.5 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -7.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 21.4. The Knicks are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Knicks surrender 111.7 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game.
The Magic are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Orlando is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league.
New York is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 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 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. 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 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando -2.5
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