New York Knicks vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 4/3/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Orlando Magic
Date: Sunday, April 3, 2022
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The New York Knicks (34-43) are traveling to Amway Center on Sunday where they will meet the Orlando Magic (20-58).
The Knicks stepped onto the hardwood against the Hornets and took a loss by a score of 125-114 in their last contest. In the matter of personal fouls, the Knicks ended up walking away with 19 while the Hornets had 11 personal fouls. They made 12 of 35 shots from three-point range. Charlotte shot 88.2% from the free throw line by burying 15 of their 17 shots. Additionally, Charlotte snagged 32 boards (8 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 5 blocks. Charlotte dished out 40 dimes and had 39 steals in this contest. With regard to defense, New York let their opponent shoot 54.4% from the floor on 49 out of 90 shooting. They also recorded 23 assists in this contest while forcing 3 turnovers and getting 5 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected 43 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Knicks knocked down 18 of 26 shots for a rate of 69.2%. New York wrapped up the game having earned a 47.1% FG percentage (40 out of 85) and made 16 of their 44 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Evan Fournier is someone who was a contributor in the matchup. He ended up with 30 points on 10 of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 35 mins and also totaled 4 rebounds. Fournier ended up going 62.5% from the floor and totaled 1 assist.
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New York enters this one with a record of 34-43 for the season. They turn it over 13.4 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.5 personal fouls every game. As a unit, New York is pulling down 46.2 boards per game and has totaled 1,664 assists this season, which is 30th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Knicks are shooting 35.6% on three-point attempts (1,010 of 2,835) and 74.5% from the charity stripe. They average 106.4 points per outing (27th in the league) while going 43.7% from the floor.
Defensively, the Knicks are forcing 12.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.4 fouls. They concede 34.3% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 8th in the NBA in PPG allowed (107.0). The Knicks defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 44.8% (2,968 of 6,630) and they concede 43.7 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 12th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,862 surrendered on the campaign.
For their last game, the Magic took a loss by a final score of 102-89 when they played the Raptors. The Magic recorded 36 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 45 in this game. They coughed it up 19 times, while earning 6 steals for the contest. The Raptors had 10 personal fouls in the game which got the Magic to the charity stripe for a total of 11 attempts. They were able to make 10 of the free throw tries for a clip of 90.9%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Orlando converted 11 out of 35 attempts (31.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Magic walked away from this one shooting 34 out of 80 from the field which gave them a rate of 42.5%. The Magic allowed the Raptors to convert 36 of 86 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.9% for the matchup. They shot 31.0% from distance by going 13 out of 42 and finished the game at 17 of 20 from the free throw line (85.0%). Concerning attacking the glass, Orlando allowed Toronto to grab 32 overall (10 offensive).
Mo Bamba ended up being a major contributor for the Magic for this game. He buried 6 of 11 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and added 10 rebounds. Bamba racked up 15 points in his 33 mins on the court and accumulated 6 assists for this contest.
Orlando has a mark of 20-58 so far this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Magic are connecting on 43.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 28th in the NBA. Orlando has accumulated 8,113 pts on the season (104.0 per game) and they collect 44.3 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.6 times per contest (22nd in the league) and they turn the ball over 14.7 times per contest. The Magic are committing 19.8 fouls per contest and they shoot 79.1% from the free throw line.
The Orlando defense allows 36.2% on shots from distance (1,020 of 2,815) and opponents are making 77.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 24.8 dimes and 46.9 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 17th and 27th in the NBA. The Magic on defense are ranked 19th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 111.9. They are able to force 13.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.7% from the field (15th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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