Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks 12/3/2017 Odds, Picks & Preview

The ORLANDO and the NEW YORK will both be gunning for a victory on 12/3/2017 at 3:35 PM when they meet in a game matchup.

ORLANDO vs NEW YORK
When: 3:30 PM  ET, Sunday, December 3, 2017
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

ROT TEAM PS OU ML
701 ORLANDO -1.5 (-110) 214 (-110) 100
-120
702 NEW YORK

TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, FS Florida (Orlando), MSG (New York)
LINE: -1.5
PREDICTION: Magic 109, Knicks 107

Oddsmakers currently have the NEW YORK listed as -1.5 point favorites versus the ORLANDO, while the game’s total is sitting at 214.

NEW YORK — Two days after allowing three Golden State Warriors to score 20-plus points in a 21-point loss, the Orlando Magic travel to New York on Sunday afternoon to face a Knicks team that could be missing its most dangerous weapon.

Kristaps Porzingis’ status remains in doubt for the Knicks’ tilt with the Magic, whose big loss to the Warriors followed one of their best wins of the season, a 121-108 victory against Oklahoma City that snapped a nine-game losing streak.

Porzingis sprained his right ankle less than three minutes into the Knicks’ 115-86 home win versus the Miami Heat on Wednesday night, and he told reporters on Friday that swelling remained.

Porzingis was in good spirits after his injury following Wednesday’s game and pledged to return quickly.

“They call me the lizard because I recover so quickly from things,” he said with a smile. “So hopefully it’s nothing too big and I’m going to get treatment, and hopefully the lizard will be ready for Sunday.”

On Saturday, Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported that the Knicks’ top player and the NBA’s fifth-leading scorer was also battling an illness.

“He’s still young,” Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters. “He is 7-foot-3 and there are going to be times he has bumps and bruises and stuff like that. It was kind of a pride thing back in the day to play all 82. They’re spreading games out, eliminating four games in five nights. So barring any injuries there is no reason to rest anymore.”

With Porzingis sidelined for much of the team’s blowout of the Heat, the Knicks thrived with the return of center Enes Kanter, who had missed the previous three games — all losses — with back spasms. Kanter had a team-high 22 points and 14 rebounds in the win, but perhaps more importantly for New York, he brought his interior defense back to MSG. The Knicks held the Heat to 38 percent field-goal shooting and 26.3 percent from 3-point range while no Miami starter scored more than 13 points.

The Knicks will need a similar effort to contain emerging Magic star Aaron Gordon, who had one of the league’s best games of the season in the team’s win over Oklahoma City. Gordon had 40 points on 13-of-23 shooting, including going 6 of 12 from 3-point range, and added 15 rebounds, four assists and four steals in 44 minutes.

“I was just aggressive, taking opportunities, not passing anything up,” Gordon said after the win against the Thunder. “If the open pass presented itself, then I was making the right read.”

New York also could be without first-round pick Frank Ntilikina, who also has a sprained ankle — his left — and is listed as questionable.

The Knicks already know what it’s like to face the Magic this season without Porzingis. Porzingis, who is averaging 25.8 points on the year, missed the Knicks’ 112-99 loss at Orlando on Nov. 8 with ankle and elbow ailments.

Gordon, Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic combined for 68 points with the Knicks’ stalwart out of the lineup, shooting 26 of 43 from the field.

STATS AND RECORDS

TEAM COMPARISON

W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Orlando 9-14 L1 5-5 4-9 0-0 9-14 1-1 4-8
New York 11-10 W1 10-4 1-6 0-0 11-10 2-2 6-6

LAST MEETING

Orlando New York
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
11/8/17 NY 99 ORL 112 112 29 53.8 99 42 52.5

PLAYER STATS

PREVIOUS MATCHUP
Points Player Total FG% FTM
ORL N. Vucevic 24 56.2 3
NY T. Hardaway Jr. 26 52.4 3
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
ORL E. Payton 6 2 4
NY T. Hardaway Jr. 11 1 10
Assists Player
ORL E. Payton 11
NY F. Ntilikina 9
SEASON
Points Player Total FG% FTM
ORL E. Fournier 448 48.1 60
NY K. Porzingis 505 46.6 114
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
ORL N. Vucevic 192 33 159
NY E. Kanter 190 69 121
Assists Player
ORL E. Payton 96
NY J. Jack 113

LAST MEETING

Golden State Miami
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
11/6/17 MIA 80 GS 97 97 51 36.8 80 44 36.1

PLAYER STATS

PREVIOUS MATCHUP
Points Player Total FG% FTM
GS K. Durant 21 38.5 10
MIA J. Johnson 21 46.7 4
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
GS D. Green 9 2 7
MIA J. Johnson 9 1 8
Assists Player
GS K. Durant 6
MIA J. Johnson 6
SEASON
Points Player Total FG% FTM
GS S. Curry 545 46.4 128
MIA G. Dragic 390 45.3 66
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
GS D. Green 160 26 134
MIA H. Whiteside 202 44 158
Assists Player
GS D. Green 154
MIA G. Dragic 103

LAST MEETING

L.A. Clippers Minnesota
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
3/8/17 LAC 91 MIN 107 91 36 42.2 107 50 48.8

PLAYER STATS

PREVIOUS MATCHUP
Points Player Total FG% FTM
LAC D. Jordan 20 81.8 2
MIN K. Towns 29 66.7 0
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
LAC D. Jordan 13 5 8
MIN K. Towns 14 4 10
Assists Player
LAC C. Paul 10
MIN R. Rubio 12
SEASON
Points Player Total FG% FTM
LAC B. Griffin 448 42.5 107
MIN K. Towns 487 52.4 90
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
LAC D. Jordan 293 98 195
MIN K. Towns 272 64 208
Assists Player
LAC B. Griffin 96
MIN J. Teague 154

LAST MEETING

San Antonio Oklahoma City
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
11/17/17 OKC 101 SA 104 104 44 44.2 101 41 43.8

PLAYER STATS

PREVIOUS MATCHUP
Points Player Total FG% FTM
SA L. Aldridge 26 57.1 10
OKC C. Anthony 20 52.9 0
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
SA L. Aldridge 9 5 4
OKC R. Westbrook 9 3 6
Assists Player
SA K. Anderson 6
OKC R. Westbrook 9
SEASON
Points Player Total FG% FTM
SA L. Aldridge 507 51.6 100
OKC R. Westbrook 462 40.0 101
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
SA P. Gasol 194 36 158
OKC R. Westbrook 192 33 159
Assists Player
SA P. Gasol 85
OKC R. Westbrook 203

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