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Knicks vs Magic Betting Matchup Report

Orlando MagicNew York Knicks
6-12December 06, 2013, 07:30 | Madison Square Garden4-13

Madison Square Garden will feature Knicks vs. Magic action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Magic will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 9-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Knicks are 5-12 ATS. Orlando is 9-9 against the total, while New York is 8-9 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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The visitors opened this morning as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 193.5 at BetOnline and other shops.

This game pits the Knicks, currently No. 18 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Magic, who rate No. 23 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 89-87 victory for the Magic.

The Magic were a 126-125 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the 76ers. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (251) made winners of OVER bettors. Arron Afflalo was dynamite, scoring 43 points and adding 6 rebounds but Philadelphia still won, 126-125, over Orlando on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center.

In their last action, New York was a 113-83 winner on the road against the Nets. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Brooklyn was run off the court by the Knicks on Thursday as New York blasted the Nets 113-83 at Barclays Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 24-ranked offense (94 PPG) against a Magic defense that ranks No. 26 at 102.28 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 42.89% from the field per game, less than the Magic have managed so far this season (46.28% on average).

Next up:
Orlando at Houston, Sunday, December 8th
New York home to Boston, Sunday, December 8th