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NBA odds preview - Knicks vs. Magic

New York KnicksOrlando Magic
April 5, 7:00 PM | Amway Center

New York Knicks vs Orlando Magic Odds

27-27TEAM RECORD32-22

New York pays a visit to Orlando on Thursday, hoping to send the Magic to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Amway Center.

The Magic currently sports a record of 32-22, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 28-26 ATS. The Knicks are 27-27 and 27-27 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Magic post a 29-24-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Knicks have gone 21-33 against the number.

View New York vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Magic sat as 5-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 999.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Magic and the No. 7-ranked Knicks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 97-96 result in favor of the Knicks.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 13-rated squad against New York's No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 1 in the league with 10.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 7.2 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Knicks own the league's No. 15-rated mark, allowing 96.9 points per game when on the road. Orlando, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in home scoring.

New York lost its last outing, a 112-104 result against the Pacers on April 3. The Knicks failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 216 combined points took the game OVER the total. New York got 39 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to a 112-104 loss at the hands of New York on Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Magic were a 102-95 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (197) made winners of OVER bettors. Glen Davis was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 10 rebounds but Detroit still won, 102-95, over Orlando on Tuesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Knicks at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando
New York is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New York's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing New York
Orlando is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing at home against New York

Next up:
New York home to Chicago, Sunday, April 8
Orlando at Philadelphia, Saturday, April 7