Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks Prediction, 1/18/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks
Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (-1)
The New York Knicks (5-8) host the Orlando Magic (6-7) at Madison Square Garden on Monday. Orlando opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The O/U opens at 211.5.
The Orlando Magic played the Brooklyn Nets and ended up losing by a score of 122-115 in their last game. Orlando wrapped up the contest having earned a 46.3% FG percentage (44 out of 95) and buried 14 of their 46 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Magic converted 13 of 16 tries for a percentage of 81.3%. With regard to getting rebounds, they earned 38 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 28 assists for the game while getting 13 steals and 4 blocks. When it comes to the defense, Orlando let their opponent shoot 53.8% from the floor on 42 out of 78 shooting. Brooklyn distributed 24 dimes and had 9 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Nets grabbed 41 rebounds (4 offensive, 37 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Brooklyn ended up going 88.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 22 of their 25 tries. They also made 16 out of their 35 shots from long range.
Nikola Vučević is one guy who was a factor in the matchup. He had 34 points on 14 of 22 shooting. He saw the court for 35:42 mins and also grabbed 10 rebounds. Vučević went 63.6% from the floor and also totaled 7 assists. Someone else that was a determining factor in this contest for the Magic was Terrence Ross. He collected 3 boards and also collected 3 dimes. He ended up shooting 52.9% from the floor for the matchup by going 9-of-17 (23 points). When all was said and done, Ross played 31:45 min.
Orlando heads into this one with a record of 6-7 so far this year. They average 106.1 points per outing (26th in basketball) while going 43.6% from the floor. The Magic are connecting on 31.8% on shots from distance (127 of 400) and 79.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Orlando is collecting 46.1 boards per contest and has earned 273 dimes for the season, which ranks 24th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 13.4 times per contest and as a team they are committing 17.2 fouls per contest. On defense, the Magic are forcing 14.8 turnovers per game while drawing 19.0 fouls. They rank 21st in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 322 surrendered this season. The Magic defense is giving up a FG percentage of 48.6% (193 of 247) and they concede 45.2 rebounds per contest as a unit. They give up 37.6% on shots from distance and they are 20th in basketball in PPG allowed (112.2).
For their last game, the New York Knicks took a defeat with a final score of 106-103 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Knicks collected 32 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the matchup. They blocked 10 tries while getting 9 steals for this game. The Cavaliers committed 18 personal fouls in this contest which took the Knicks to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 87.5%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, New York made 9 of 25 attempts (36.0%). Overall, the Knicks shot 40 out of 82 from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.8%. The Knicks permitted the Cavaliers to make 36 of 79 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.6% in the matchup. They finished 33.3% from beyond the arc by connecting on 9 of 27 and finished the contest at 25 out of 34 at the charity stripe (73.5%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, New York permitted Cleveland to grab 48 in total (14 on the offensive side).
Julius Randle ended up being a major contributor for the Knicks in this matchup. He made 11 out of 20 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 55.0%, which got him 28 points. Randle pulled down 6 boards in his 38:03 minutes of playing time and tallied 6 dimes for the matchup. Someone else that ended up playing a role for New York was Immanuel Quickley. He left the arena with 23 points in his 27:33 mins on the court via 9 out of 17 shooting for the contest. Quickley ended the game having shot 52.9% from the floor while also collecting 4 dimes and 5 total rebounds.
New York has a win-loss mark of 5-8 for the campaign. As an offense, the Knicks are hitting on 44.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 18th in the NBA. New York has accounted for 1,313 points on the season (101.0 per game) and they pull in 45.5 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.0 times per game (28th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 15.1 times per contest. The Knicks commit 20.2 personal fouls per contest while shooting 74.7% from the free throw line. The Knicks on the defensive end are ranked 5th in the league in points given up per game with 106.3. The New York defense concedes 32.7% on 3-point shots (157 of 480) and their opposition knocks down 73.4% of their foul shots. They concede 23.3 assists and 45.2 boards per contest, which has them ranked 9th and 14th in basketball. They are forcing 12.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.1% from the floor (11th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando (-1)
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