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Magic visit Knicks in hoops battle

Orlando MagicNew York Knicks
Jan 16, 1:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks Odds

8-3TEAM RECORD6-6

The Knicks will hit the floor running against the visiting Orlando Magic on Monday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season the Knicks are 6-6 overall and 3-9 ATS against the number, while the Magic are 8-3 and 7-4 ATS. As for the totals, New York is 3-9 on the OU, and Orlando is 5-6.

View Orlando vs New York Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Knicks rated this week at No. 25 and the Magic sitting at No. 21. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 100-94 result in favor of the Magic today.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 18-ranked offense (94 PPG) against a Magic defense that ranks No. 10 at 93.3 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 41.7% from the field per game, less than the Magic have managed so far this season (46.2% on average).

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.8 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.

The Magic were a 117-109 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Warriors. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (226) made winners of OVER bettors. Dwight Howard poured in 45 points for Orlando on Thursday, as they defeated Golden State 117-109 at Oracle Arena.

The Knicks were a 104-92 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (196) made winners of UNDER bettors. New York suffered a 104-92 loss against Oklahoma City on Saturday, getting 14 points from Amar'e Stoudemire in a losing effort at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Charlotte are 9-1
After playing Golden State are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Phoenix are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Magic at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing New York
Orlando is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing New York
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing at home against Orlando
New York is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Orlando home to Charlotte, Tuesday, January 17
New York home to Phoenix, Wednesday, January 18

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