New York Knicks vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 2/17/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Orlando Magic
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-4)
Amway Center is the venue where and the Orlando Magic (10-18) will play the New York Knicks (14-15) on Wednesday. Orlando opens this matchup as 4-point dogs. The O/U opens at 219.
The New York Knicks faced off with the Atlanta Hawks and went home with a win by a final score of 123-112 in their last contest. New York ended with a 50.6% field goal percentage (42 of 83) and made 17 out of their 34 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Knicks converted 22 of their 27 tries for a percentage of 81.5%. Regarding rebounding, they compiled a total of 42 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 22 dimes for the game while earning 5 steals and 6 blocked shots. Regarding defending, New York allowed 42.4% from the floor on 36 out of 85 shooting. Atlanta recorded 17 dimes and had 5 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Hawks collected 42 rebounds (11 offensive, 31 defensive) and earned 6 rejections. Atlanta shot 90.6% when shooting free throws by converting 29 of 32 attempts. They converted 11 of their 33 attempts from 3-point land.
Julius Randle is someone who came through in the matchup. He accounted for 44 points on 14 of 22 shooting. He saw the court for 40:56 mins played and snagged 9 rebounds. Randle finished the contest at 63.6% from the floor and totaled 5 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in the matchup for the Knicks was RJ Barrett. He collected 6 boards and tallied 3 assists. He ended up shooting 57.1% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 8-of-14 (21 points). At the conclusion of this game, Barrett played for 32:36 minutes.
New York will enter this game with a mark of 14-15 on the year. They lose possession via turnover 13.4 times per contest and as a group are committing 21.0 personal fouls every game. As a team, New York is pulling down 47.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 612 assists this season, which is 27th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Knicks are shooting 36.1% on three-point attempts (290 of 804) and 76.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 104.0 points per game (29th in basketball) while hitting 45.3% from the field. Defensively, the Knicks are forcing 11.4 turnovers per game while drawing 18.6 personal fouls. They are 8th in basketball in giving up assists with 638 relinquished so far this season. The Knicks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 43.0% (331 of 539) and they concede 44.5 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 31.5% on 3-point attempts while they are 1st in the NBA in points per game allowed (103.6).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Orlando Magic took a defeat with a final score of 109-90 when they faced the Phoenix Suns. The Magic snagged 39 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 48 for the matchup. They also rejected 6 tries while earning 4 steals for the game. The Suns had 17 personal fouls in this game which took the Magic to the free throw line for 22 shots. They were able to knock down 18 of the free throws for a rate of 81.8%. When discussing shots from downtown, Orlando converted 6 of 35 attempts (17.1%). Overall, the Magic finished the game shooting 33 out of 89 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.1%. The Magic permitted the Suns to knock down 41 of 92 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.6% in the game. They finished 32.4% from three-point range by going 12 of 37 and finished the game at 15 of 16 at the free throw line (93.8%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Orlando allowed Phoenix to pull down 59 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Terrence Ross was important for the Magic for the contest. He converted 9 of 23 for this contest for a rate of 39.1%, which gave him 23 points. Ross grabbed 6 rebounds in his 36:01 minutes of time on the court and had 5 dimes in this contest. Someone else who came through for Orlando was Dwayne Bacon. He walked away with 19 points in 32:44 mins played by way of 6 of 12 shooting for the game. Bacon finished going 50.0% from the floor and also totaling 2 assists and 2 boards.
Orlando has a win-loss record of 10-18 for the campaign. The Magic are committing 17.1 fouls per game and they hit 78.3% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 22.1 times per contest (27th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.5 times per contest. Orlando has totaled 2,936 pts so far this year (104.9 per game) and they pull in 46.8 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Magic are connecting on 42.9% from the floor, which is 30th in the league. The Magic on defense are ranked 15th in the NBA in PPG given up with 111.8. They have forced 13.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.3% from the floor (22nd in the NBA). The Orlando defense gives up 37.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (371 of 1,000) and their opposition makes 77.7% of their free throw attempts. They concede 25.5 assists and 46.0 rebounds per game, ranking them 23rd and 23rd in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-4)
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