Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks Odds
NBA betting interest will be piqued on Wednesday when the Magic of Orlando hit the hard court against the Knicks of New York.
The Knicks sit at 27-15 (22-20 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Magic are currently 14-30 (21-23 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 21-19-2 OU, and Orlando is 24-19-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Knicks at No. 14 and the Magic at No. 23 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 102-94 result in favor of the Knicks.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 10-ranked offense (100.4 PPG) against a Magic defense that ranks No. 19 at 98.9 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 44.2% from the field per game, less than the Magic have managed so far this season (45.5% on average).
Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.6 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Orlando was a 97-77 loser on the road against the Nets. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (174) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Orlando was run off the court by the Nets on Monday as Brooklyn blasted them 97-77 at Barclays Center.
New York won its last outing, a 106-104 result against the Hawks on January 27. The Knicks failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite, while the 210 combined points took the game OVER the total. Atlanta was victimized by Carmelo Anthony for 42 points as the Knicks defeated the Hawks 106-104 in NBA action on Sunday.
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 9-1
After playing Brooklyn are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing Atlanta are 8-2
After a win are 3-7
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 6 of Orlando's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Orlando's last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Orlando's last 12 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 5 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games
New York is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 10 of New York's last 12 games when playing Orlando
Orlando at Boston, Friday, February 1
New York home to Milwaukee, Friday, February 1