Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks Prediction, 10/24/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks
Date: Monday, October 24, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Madison Square Garden is where the New York Knicks will go up against the Orlando Magic on Monday.
The Magic faced the Celtics and ended up losing by a score of 126-120 in their last game. Orlando walked away from the game having earned a 47.4% FG percentage (45 out of 95) and knocked down 15 out of their 34 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Magic knocked down 15 of 23 attempts for a rate of 65.2%. When talking about pulling down boards, they collected a total of 48 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 21 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 8 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In terms of the defense, Orlando let their opponent shoot 48.3% from the field on 42 out of 87 shooting. Boston earned 24 dimes and had 5 steals for this game. Additionally, Boston had 37 rebounds (7 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 7 blocks. Boston finished the game shooting 82.1% from the charity stripe by burying 23 of 28 shots. They also made 19 out of their 47 tries from beyond the arc. With respect to fouls, the Magic ended up with 24 while the Celtics accounted for 21 fouls.
Terrence Ross is someone who played a role in the matchup. He ended up scoring 29 points on 11 of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes and also snagged 4 boards. Ross went 68.8% from the floor and totaled 1 assist.
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Orlando steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 0-3 for the season. They turn it over 15.3 times per game and as a group are committing 22.3 fouls per contest. As a unit, Orlando is grabbing 46.7 boards per game and has 58 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 14th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Magic are hitting 34.7% on 3-point shots (34 of 98) and 73.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 109.0 points per contest (19th in the league) while hitting 46.0% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Magic are forcing 12.7 turnovers per game and they draw 21.3 fouls. They are ranked 26th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 81 conceded so far this year. The Magic defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 45.2% (122 of 270) and they surrender 41.3 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 39.7% on shots from downtown and they rank 20th in basketball in opponents PPG (115.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Knicks got the win with a final of 130-106 when they faced the Pistons. The Knicks were able to snag 39 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 50 for the game. They gave up possession 12 times, while earning 4 steals in this matchup. The Pistons had 21 personal fouls for this contest which got the Knicks to the charity stripe for 22 tries. They were able to make 14 of those for a rate of 63.6%. Concerning three-point shots, New York knocked down 16 out of their 38 tries (42.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Knicks finished 50 out of 95 from the floor which gave them a rate of 52.6%. The Knicks allowed the Pistons to bury 39 out of their 90 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 43.3% for this contest. They finished 25.0% from three-point range by connecting on 9 of 36 and ended up going 19 of 32 from the free throw line (59.4%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, New York permitted Detroit to snag 49 in all (13 on the offensive glass).
Immanuel Quickley was important for the Knicks for this game. He knocked down 8 of 14 in this game for a rate of 57.1%, and had 7 rebounds. Quickley recorded 20 points in his 27 minutes of playing time and added 7 assists in the game.
New York has a record of 1-1 so far this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Knicks are shooting 46.1% from the field, which is 18th in basketball. New York has earned 112 points on the season. They are dishing out assists 28.5 times per contest (3rd in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.0 times per contest. The Knicks are committing 26.0 fouls per contest and they hit 72.5% from the free throw line.
The Knicks on the defensive side of the court are 12th in the league in PPG given up with 110.5. They are able to force 14.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.9% from the field (4th in the league). The New York defense concedes 30.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (26 of 86) and opponents are knocking down 60.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 26.5 dimes and 56.5 total boards per game, which ranks them 20th and 30th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Orlando
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