New York Knicks at Orlando Magic Betting Odds

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The New York Knicks (23-36), who are currently riding an eight-game losing streak, will attempt to get back in the win column when they travel to Amway Center to meet the Orlando Magic (18-39). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 211.5 points with Orlando opening as a 3.5-point favorite. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 22, 2018, and it can be seen on Fox SportsNet Florida.

New York Knicks at Orlando Magic Odds Preview

In the Knicks’ last contest, they fell to the Washington Wizards, 118-113. New York’s Enes Kanter contributed 24 points, 14 rebounds and five assists in the game. Washington did a terrific job of making free throws (15-19; 78.9 percent). New York, meanwhile, held the Wizards to an offensive rebounding percentage of 16.2 (below their season average of 23.2).

The Magic are hoping for a better outcome after their 104-102 loss to the Charlotte Hornets in their last game. Mario Hezonja was Orlando’s high scorer with 21 points on 10-for-20 shooting. Charlotte forced the Magic into a turnover percentage of 17.6 (above their season average of 12.9). Orlando, meanwhile, held the Hornets to an offensive rebounding percentage of 17.0 (below their season average of 22.6).

The offensive glass should be a major advantage for New York in this meeting. The Knicks currently rank fifth in offensive rebounding percentage (24.4 percent), while Orlando ranks 29th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.3 percent).

Of New York’s 59 games, 29 have finished over the projected point total, while 32 of Orlando’s 57 games have finished under the O/U total. The Knicks have the substantial advantage straight up (SU) (23-36 vs. 18-39), but both teams have similar against the spread (ATS) records. New York is 28-31 ATS, while Orlando is 27-29-1 ATS.

Hezonja has been on fire over the last five games for Orlando, averaging 17.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game.

These two teams have already met twice this year, with the Magic winning both. In the most recent contest, Nikola Vucevic scored a game-high 34 points and the Magic beat the Knicks 105-100, covering as 2.5-point favorites. He also put up 12 rebounds. The two teams combined to score 205 points, which was 7 points below the projected point total of 212 points. Orlando did a fantastic job of getting and making free throws (25-29; 86.2 percent). New York, meanwhile, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (22.7 vs. 18.6).

New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic Prediction

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Magic, ATS Winner – Magic, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Magic rank 13th in three pointers attempted per game (29.3) while the Knicks rank 29th (22.1).
  • New York ranks 14th in assists per game (22.8) while Orlando ranks 25th in assists allowed per game (24.3).
  • New York ranks 10th in rebounds allowed per game (42.2) while Orlando ranks 25th (45.4).
  • Orlando averages 15.5 points off turnovers per game, which ranks 21st in the NBA. New York ranks 23rd in points off turnovers allowed per game (17.8).
  • New York is 12-19 ATS on the road, while Orlando is 11-16 ATS at home.
  • In 31 road games, the Knicks have 16 overs, 14 unders and 1 push.
  • Of the Magic’s 27 home games, they have 17 unders and 10 overs.
  • Orlando is 9-3 when they allow less than 100 points, while New York is 11-3.
  • The Magic are 18-22 when they reach the century mark, while the Knicks are 22-18.
  • The Knicks average 5.3 blocks per game, which ranks fifth in the NBA. The Magic rank 17th in blocks allowed per game (4.9).
  • New York ranks fifth in points allowed in the paint per game (42.2) while Orlando ranks last (49.2).
  • The Knicks rank fifth in second chance points per game (13.6) while the Magic rank 24th (10.7).
  • The Magic rank 18th in steals per game (7.4) while the Knicks rank 28th (6.7).
  • Orlando ranks 12th in fast break points per game (12.9) while New York ranks 29th (7.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • Orlando is 4-1 ATS with 4 unders and 1 over in their last five games.
  • Over their last five games, New York is 0-5 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs.
  • The Magic have outscored opponents by an average of 1.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Orlando has been defeated by an average of 4.2 points.
  • During their last five games, the Knicks have scored an average of 99.0 points per game (4.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 112.6 points per game (6.5 above their season average).