Tue, Mar 1, 3:06pm by Kevin Pitstock
The Amway Center in Orlando, Florida will host an NBA match-up of the Orlando Magic and the New York Knicks. The game takes place on Tuesday, March 1st with the Knicks at 30-27 overall and 14-15 on the road. Meanwhile the Magic are 38-22 overall and 23-9 at home.
The Knicks have won 5 of their last 10 games and have a one game winning streak. Orlando has won 7 of their last 10 games and have a 2 game win streak. Before we check the odds courtesy of Iasbet let’s preview the teams and make our free pick for your bet.
Dwight Howard is the man in Orlando. He is their main reason for 38 wins this season. Howard leads the team in all the offensive categories but one. He averages 23.2 points per game, grabs 13.8 rebounds per game, shoots 57% from the field makes 1.3 steals per game and block over two shots per game. Jameer Nelson leads the team in assists with 6.2 per game and most of them to Howard.
On offense the Magic score 100 points per game and allow 94 points per game to their opponents. They fire 46% from the field and can free throws at 69% accuracy. They shoot 36% from the 3-point line and are 5th in rebounding in the NBA at 43.5 boards per game while allowing 40 per game.
New York Preview
Amar’e Stoudemire has some new playmates on the Knicks. While he has been leading the way, this week they received the 25 points per game of Carmelo Anthony and a solid guard in Chauncey Billups. Stoudemire averages 25.9 points per game, rebounds at a 8.6 boards per game, blocks 2.2 shots per game and hands out assists at the rate of 2.7 per game.
The Knicks average 106.2 points per game but give back 105.6 per game. They shoot 45.8 % from the field and are the 2nd best free throw shooting team in the NBA at 80.7%. The Knicks are out-rebounded by their opponents by 3 per game at 41-44 per game. From 3-point land they shoot a decent 36% and find the opposition firing 36% back at them.
Pick and Prediction
This isn’t the old New York Knicks. With those recent additions they have been playing very well. Carmelo Anthony has added a new dimension to the offense. Odds courtesy of Iasbet are for New York +7 for these two very good teams. Both teams put up lots of points but fail to defend. New York feel invincible and will be our pick to bet the Iasbet +7 Knicks.
Our Pick: Knicks +7 at Iasbet
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