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New York KnicksOrlando Magic
21-33February 21, 2014, 07:00 | Amway Center16-40

Orlando will look to improve on its 16-40 record on Friday when they host New York in NBA odds action at Amway Center.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Magic are 16-40 so far on the season, and 23-32-1 ATS vs. the number. The Knicks, meanwhile, are 21-33 and 23-31 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Orlando go 24-32 and the Knicks go 30-24 on the totals.

View New York Knicks vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Knicks before tip-off in this one found them as -1-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 195.5 at TopBet.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Magic at No. 27 and the Knicks at No. 13 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 89-86 result in favor of the Knicks.

New York won its last outing, a 98-91 result against the Pelicans on February 19. The Knicks covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 189 combined points took the game UNDER the total. New York got 42 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to a 98-91 victory over New Orleans on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

The Magic were a 101-93 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (194) made winners of UNDER bettors. Arron Afflalo scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Magic to victory (they lost 101-93 to Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 23-rated squad against New York's No. 27-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 20 in the league with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 8.89 per outing.

A few Knicks at Magic trends to consider:
New York is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of New York's last 17 games
New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
New York is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Orlando is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games
Orlando is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Orlando's last 12 games
Orlando is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
New York at Atlanta, Saturday, February 22nd
Orlando at Toronto, Sunday, February 23rd