New York Knicks vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 10/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Orlando Magic
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-4.5)
Amway Center is the location where the Orlando Magic (0-1) will compete against the New York Knicks (1-0) on Friday. Orlando opens this game as 4.5-point dogs. The over/under comes in at 212.
The Knicks played the Celtics and walked away with a win by a score of 138-134 in their last contest. New York ended the game having earned a 48.6% field goal percentage (51 of 105) and converted 17 of their 45 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Knicks knocked down 19 of 27 tries for a percentage of 70.4%. Pertaining to rebounding, they compiled 55 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 27 assists in the game in addition to forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and getting 9 steals. Pertaining to the defense, New York allowed the other team to shoot 41.0% from the field on 48 out of 117 shooting. Boston earned 56 dimes and had 34 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Boston pulled down 41 boards (15 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 10 blocked shots. Boston went 73.9% at the charity stripe by burying 17 of their 23 tries. They made 21 of 57 tries from beyond the perimeter.
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Evan Fournier is someone who played a role for the contest. He ended up with 32 points on 13 out of 25 shooting. He played 44 minutes and totaled 6 rebounds. Fournier finished the game shooting 52.0% from the floor and also distributed 3 assists.
New York steps onto the court after finishing with a mark of 1-0 last year. They averaged 107.0 points per outing (26th in the league) while going 45.6% from the floor. The Knicks shot 39.2% on 3-point shots (847 of 2,163) and 78.4% from the free throw line. As a squad, New York pulled in 45.1 rebounds per contest and had 1,541 assists last year, which ranked 29th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They lost possession by turning the ball over 12.9 times per contest and as a unit committed 20.5 personal fouls every game. On defense, the Knicks forced 12.8 turnovers per game while drawing 17.9 fouls. They surrendered 33.7% on shots from downtown while they were 1st in basketball in points per game from their opponents (104.7). The Knicks defensively gave up a field goal percentage of 44.0% (2,730 of 6,209) and they conceded 44.1 rebounds per game as a squad. They were 6th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,696 conceded last year.
In their last game, the Magic took a loss by a score of 123-97 against the Spurs. The Magic were able to pull down 31 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 44 in this matchup. They turned the ball over 16 times, while recording 6 steals for the game. The Spurs were called for 8 fouls in the matchup which took the Magic to the charity stripe for a total of 23 shots. They were able to bury 18 of the free throw tries for a rate of 78.3%. When it comes to 3-point shots, Orlando buried 9 of 29 tries (31.0%). Overall, the Magic finished shooting 35 for 86 from the floor which had them shooting 40.7%. The Magic permitted the Spurs to knock down 49 out of 98 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.0% for the game. They shot 43.3% from distance by hitting 13 of 30 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 18 from the charity stripe (66.7%). When discussing rebounding, Orlando allowed San Antonio to snag 30 in total (13 offensive).
Mohamed Bamba ended up being a major contributor for the Magic for the contest. He converted 6 out of 8 in this game giving him a rate of 75.0%, and had 4 rebounds. Bamba earned 18 points in his 27 minutes on the court and accounted for 4 dimes in this game.
Orlando had a win-loss record of 0-1 last season. The Magic were responsible for committing 17.2 fouls per game while shooting 77.5% from the free throw line. They assisted teammates 21.8 times per game (28th in the league) and they lost possession via turnover 12.8 times per game. Orlando earned 7,488 points last season (104.0 per game) and they averaged 45.4 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Magic hit 42.9% from the floor, which had them ranked 30th in the NBA. The Magic on defense were ranked 20th in the league in points allowed per game with 113.3. They gave up 26.0 dimes and 47.4 rebounds every game, which ranked them 27th and 28th in the league. The Orlando defense gave up 37.3% on shots from 3-point land (987 of 2,649) and their opponents knocked down 78.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They were able to force 12.7 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (21st in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando (+4.5)
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