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(24-36) New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic (22-38)
Date: Wednesday March 01
Time: 10:00PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden – New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Orlando -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 215
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The New York Knicks have been a trainwreck this season, and while the Orlando Magic have certainly underachieved based on their preseason expectations, their brand of losing basketball has at least come without extracurricular off-court drama.
*All statistics, standings, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28.
New York Knicks
If it’s not one thing, it’s something else with these Knicks.
If it’s not Derrick Rose disappearing without warning, it’s former Knicks legends getting arrested and kicked out of Madison Square Garden.
If it’s not an antiquated triangle offense, it’s forgetting to develop resident unicorn Kristaps Porzingis at his natural position at the 5.
If it’s not Carmelo Anthony trade rumors, it’s Joakim Noah undergoing surgery this week that will likely end his season.
The Knicks, perpetually afraid to build for the future, have mentioned this week that they’re beginning to look around the league at players they believe fit their system.
That’s the good news — they’re actually looking ahead instead of scanning the Association for quick fixes.
The problem, of course, is that their system is that same antiquated triangle offense that no players have offered positive reviews on over the last two season.
It’s the same system that has the Knicks currently sitting in 12th place out East, and it’s the same system they’ll try to take the Magic down with on Wednesday night.
As we mentioned earlier, the Magic, despite their poor play this season, have not had the off-court issues we’ve seen in New York. But that hasn’t stopped Orlando from admitting it has failed — not in its words, but in its actions.
This past summer, Orlando swooped in on the early stages of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s rebuild and sent out rookie big man Domantas Sabonis and borderline All-Star point guard Victor Oladipo for Serge Ibaka.
The move looked like a decent one at the time knowing you were getting an established veteran in return, not to mention one who could defend the rim with the best of them.
The catch was that the Magic then went on to add Bismack Biyombo and Jeff Green to their lineup, all while knowing Aaron Gordon — a true power forward — still needed to develop.
Long story short(ish), this team has already sent Ibaka packing to the Toronto Raptors in return getting Terrence Ross.
This is a team that had playoff ambitions entering the year. Now it’s just trying to make up for bad decisions this past offseason.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Knicks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Knicks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Magic are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 Wednesday games.
- Magic are 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Magic are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
Free New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction:
If you’re looking for positives from these two teams (and there aren’t many), the Knicks are actually half a game under .500 when it comes to their record against the spread.
That’s something we can’t say about the Magic, who are 24-35 ATS this season — not to mention just 9-20 ATS at home and 3-10 ATS over their last 10 overall.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: New York ATS
We’re giving this victory to the Knicks in a close one, because as much as their season has been a joke, they do have the more talented roster.
NBA Free Score Prediction: New York 99 – Orlando 96
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