Αγωνιστική Preview: Νιου Γιορκ Νικς εναντίον Ορλάντο Μάτζικ - Asianconnect88

Αγωνιστική Preview: Νιου Γιορκ Νικς εναντίον Ορλάντο Μάτζικ

Die hard Knick fans got a sneak peek of Derrick Fisher’s strategy as a head coach for a few games already including the preseason. At this moment, the Knicks have 2 wins and 6 losses with a five-game losing streak. Despite playing in the Mecca of Basketball, a place that produces basketball legends, the New York Knicks struggles yet again for the past few years. This is not a cause of concern according to the new President of operations Phil Jackson who is responsible for the Fisher-hiring, Melo-signing, and the Triangle-playing Knicks. They may be struggling but the Knicks are believed to be a sleeper and might slip their way into the playoffs.

Probable Starters

New York Knicks
PF Carmelo Anthony
SF Tim Hardaway Jr.
C Samuel Dalembert
SG Iman Shumpert
PG Shane Larkin

Orlando Magic
PF Channing Frye
SF Tobias Harris
C Nikola Vucevic
SG Evan Fournier
PG Elfrid Payton

Head to Head Matchup

ABOUT THE MAGIC (2-6): Orlando was far more productive on boards 39-40 in the 104-100 loss in Toronto on Tuesday, different for what they did last season when they are 23rd in the league in rebound margin. Forward Tobias Harris is off to a strong start averaging 17.5 points and 8.8 boards after a sub-par performance last year. Nicola Vucevic and Evan Fournier average almost 34 points combined for the Magic, who are shooting 46.5 percent from the field – in the top 10 in the league.

ABOUT THE KNICKS (2-6): New York has plummeted to last in the league in scoring (91.1) and a losing margin of (-7.3) in the first few weeks of the 2014-2015 campaign after missing the playoffs for the first time last year since Carmelo Anthony came to the Knicks. Amare Stoudemire only scored 4 points and fouled out during their game against the Hawks last Monday. Consistent scoring form Anthony (20.3ppg) and an emerging Iman Shumpert (14.3ppg more than his output for his whole career of 7.9ppg) are the only Knicks who is still providing some light for the troubled Knicks.

The Stat Sheet
The New York Knicks are slight 51% favorites over the Orlando Magic. The Magic are shooting 46.5 percent from the field and the Knicks are forecasted to shoot 45.5 percent. The Magic have the rebounding advantage at 43.3 to 40. Turnovers are pretty even with the Magic projected for 12.6 turnovers vs. 12.2 for the Knicks. The Magic are making 5.2 three pointers on 32% from three point range. The Knicks are making 7.4 three pointers on 37.7%. SPORTSODDS: Sportsbooks and handicappers have set the line at 0/0 even. FULL TIME ASIAN HANDICAP -6.5 Knicks 1.91 Magic 1.91 OVER/UNDER +186.5 Over 1.57 Under 2.28 and 1X2 Knicks 1.48 Draw 13.00 Magic 3.40