Free NBA Pick: Magic vs. Knicks NBA Odds
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2021 NBA Handicapping
(3-11) Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks (8-6)
Date: Wednesday, November 17th
Time: 07:30 PM (ET)
Venue: Madison Square Garden New York, + New York City, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Magic No Odds Knicks No Odds (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Magic 11.5 Knicks -11.5
NBA Betting Total: 209.0
This game will be the third matchup of the season between the Knicks and Magic. Earlier this season, the Knicks and Magic split a pair of back-to-back games, with each team winning on the other’s home court.
In game one, the Knicks won by 25 points, while in game two Orlando snuck out a 6 point win.
The Orlando Magic enter today’s game having lost 3 straight games. As of late, the Magic have really struggled to pick up wins, having won just 2 of their past 10 games
As the road team, Orlando travels to New York with a negative plus-minus of rating -6.4 points. Overall, the Magic are ranked 28th among NBA teams in point differential (-9.3).
Among NBA teams they have played the 23rd toughest schedule.
For bettors, taking the Orlando Magic to cover the spread has been a losing bet as they are covering the spread in 28.60% of their games. Their season-long plus-minus against the spread is -1.9.
On offense, the team’s leading scorer is PG Cole Anthony. So far, Anthony is averaging 20.21 points per game. This output places him 6th in his position group.
Anthony is also the team’s leading three-point shooter, connecting on 3.07 shots from downtown per game.
Wendell Carter Jr. has been in charge of cleaning up the glass, hauling in 9.86 boards per game.
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks enter today’s game, having won 5 of their past 10 games. When playing at home, the Knicks have played at a below .500 rate, having gone 3-4. This has come while playing the 18th toughest schedule.
As they take on the Magic at home, the Knicks have a negative home plus-minus of -2.7 points. Overall, the Knicks are ranked 13th among NBA teams in point differential (1.7).
For bettors, taking the New York Knicks to cover the spread has yet to pay off as they have covered in 50.00% of their games. Their season-long plus-minus against the spread is -2.7.
On offense, the team’s leading scorer is PF Julius Randle. So far, Randle is averaging 20.29 points per game. Randle is also the team’s top rebounder, grabbing 10.36 boards per game.
The Knicks’ best three-point shooter has been Kemba Walker, connecting on 2.38 shots from downtown per game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Magic are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up loss.
- Magic are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Knicks are 20-9 ATS in their last 29 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
Free Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction
In this game, I see the spread of 11.5 being a little too high to place a wager on the Knicks. Instead, I will be taking this game to finish below its over-under point total of 209.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Under 209
One reason, I expect this game to finish below its line of 209 points is the pace at which this game will be played. Both the Knicks and the Magic are among the slower-paced teams in the NBA. On average, when New York plays other slow-tempo teams, the game’s fall 6 possessions below expectation.
The key to this game will be the Knicks ‘ ability to defend. Look for the Magic to struggle to crack 100 points against one of the top defensive teams in the league.
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