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Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks Odds
The Knicks will hit the floor running against the visiting Orlando Magic on Wednesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Magic will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 31-37 ATS against the number this season, while the Knicks are 32-32-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Orlando is 37-30-1 on the totals; New York is 30-33-2.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 12-rated Knicks and the No. 26-rated Magic in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 100-91 win for the Knicks on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 98.7 PPG, against a Magic defense that ranks No. 23 at 100.9 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 43.9% so far, less than the Magic shooters have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.
Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.8 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Orlando was a 95-73 loser on the road against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (168) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Orlando was run off the court by the Pacers on Tuesday as Indiana blasted them 95-73 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Knicks were a 90-83 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (173) made winners of UNDER bettors. J.R. Smith scored 20 points leading the Knicks to a 90-83 victory over Utah at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday.
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Utah are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
A few Magic at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Orlando's last 13 games when playing New York
Orlando is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Orlando is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games on the road
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 5 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 11 of New York's last 13 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New York's last 11 games
Orlando home to Oklahoma City, Friday, March 22
New York at Toronto, Friday, March 22