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(5-4) New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic (6-4)
Date: Wednesday November 8
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Magic -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 213.5
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An inter-conference battle features two squads who entered the season expected to be vying for lottery berths. Since the New York Knicks play the night prior *a win would find them entering the contest with a mirror image record to that of the Orlando Magic.
Last season the squads played four times with the Knicks taking the series 3-1, but the all-time record is split evenly 53-53.
New York Knicks
Whispers of another wasted season began when the Knicks lost their first three games. But, those losses came against quality teams in the Thunder, Pistons and Celtics.
Over the next 6 games New York has won five times and registered quality victories over the Cavaliers and Nuggets. *The lone loss in this period came versus the Rockets. As a result it’s fair to say the Knicks are competitive against teams outside the upper core.
Notably, speculation ran rampant regarding how long it might take for Kristaps Porzingis to acclimate as the leader in the media frenzied New York market. Not only has Porzingis answered the Mecca’s pundits, he’s done so with an exclamation mark. The Latvian arrives in Florida leading the Knicks in points (30.2) and blocks (2.2).
The other standout is trade acquisition Enes Kanter who is averaging a double-double of 13.6 points and 11.3 rebounds.
Offensively the Knicks rank 17th and 20th on defense.
Initially the young Magic squad got off to a hot 4-1 start including wins over the San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers. Since then the Magic have evened out going 2-3 in their next five games.
This because opponents aren’t napping on Orlando’s improvements and subsequently are better prepared to address the revamped Magic offense.
To wit, the scorching three-point shooting efficiency which topped out at 72.7% was held to 27.5% in Orlando’s last three losses. Whereas the Magic shot just short of 46% in their two latest wins.
Aaron Gordon continues to put up strong numbers with a healthy stat line of 19.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 steals and continues to shoot from deep with a high efficiency (55.9% on 4.3 attempts).
As a reserve Evan Fournier is producing 20.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.2 steals and is shooting 47.4% from deep.
Fournier is making a solid case to replace supposed 3 and D specialist Terrence Ross who is struggling producing a feeble 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and pathetic 23.8% from deep.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Knicks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6
- In the last 12 meetings the underdog is 8-3-1 ATS
- Over Under is 4-6 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction:
Part of the reason for the Magic’s offensive woes is tied to the point guard position. D.J. Augustine who was captaining the stellar offense has missed the last two games due to a hamstring injury. Relief may be en route as Elfrid Payton is listed as questionable after an eight game absence.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Magic -5.5
With the Knicks arriving on the second night of a back-to-back it bodes well for the Magic. Ultimately however, New York’s perimeter defense will play the greatest factor (Knicks 36.5% ranks 19th) in stopping Orlando. The combination of these two keys will lead to 103-98 Magic victory.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Magic 103 – Knicks 98
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