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Knicks meet Magic in NBA betting

Orlando gets to see how they stack up in the East with three tough games in four nights and they are favored by a touchdown to start it well tonight against the visiting Knicks.

The Magic bring a 38-22 record (27-31-2 ATS) to the battle against the 30-27 Knicks, who are 34-21-2 ATS and are enjoying life with Carmelo Anthony. Orlando has won and covered four in a row against New York, all of which went OVER the total at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

View New York vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 213 at shops such as Sports Interaction (offering $125 bonus today).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Magic sit at No. 4 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Knicks are at No. 15 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Magic will win this game 107-102 - that would not be enough to cover the Magic Knicks point spread.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Orlando's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 100 PPG, against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 27 at 105.6 PPG. The Magic field goal percentage has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Knicks shooters have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 105.1 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for New York, they were a 91-86 winner as they battled the Heat on the road. The Knicks covered in the match as a 10-point underdog, while 177 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Knicks got a 29-point performance from Carmelo Anthony as New York ran past Miami 91-86 on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 100-86 winner as they battled the Bobcats at home. The Magic covered in the match as a 11-point favorite, while 186 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Charlotte was victimized for 20 points and 10 rebounds by Dwight Howard as the Magic defeated the Bobcats 100-86 in NBA action on Sunday.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing New Orleans are 2-8
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 7-3
After a win are 4-6


A few Knicks at Magic trends to consider:
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Orlando is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing New York
Orlando is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against New York
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games

Next up:
New York home to New Orleans, Wednesday, March 2
Orlando at Miami, Thursday, March 3

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