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(13-17) Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks (15-13)
Date: Thursday December 22
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Knicks -6
NBA Betting Total: 212.5
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New York has been a surprise in terms of keeping themselves above that .500 mark. They have also been good against the number at 17-11 ATS.
I still do not like Orlando much but they are coming off a spirited 2OT win at Miami.
Orlando could be in a prime bet against spot here. Especially with a home game Friday night to get back
When you play a couple of overtimes and score 136 points someone is going to put up some numbers. For Orlando it was Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic who each scored 26 points.
Vucevic had a double-double with 12 boards while finishing with 5 fouls.
He and Serge Ibaka both found themselves on the verge of elimination but it still did not create an opportunity to Aaron Gordon to be a contributor in this game. I know it seems like I keep harping on this guy but he was a major whiff.
Elfrid Payton used to be my whipping boy on the Magic but he has found a role coming off the bench. His hair is ridiculous but he scored 22 points and has just one turnover. He may not be starting but he is finishing games for Orlando.
The 136 point outburst was rare for a team that isn’t even averaging 100ppg on the season. They are over 100 in regulation too so it was not just overtime that helped them out.
How to use that information is tricky. Maybe shade them under in this one as there could be a market recency effect.
New York Knicks
New York snapped a three game losing streak when they returned home to beat Indiana on Tuesday night. They are treading water and trending to the playoffs it looks like.
That is a nice development but in my mind it is not because of their big offseason acquisitions, Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah. Both have been OK but hardly transcendant.
The more important pickup might have been Brandon Jennings. He leads the team in assists and makes it so Rose does not have to do everything.
Courney Lee was also a good get. He is shooting the ball better than he ever has this season.
Carmelo Anthony continues to deliver and in my mind always gets a bad rap. He might lead the team in scoring at 22ppg but every article is about what he doesn’t do. In my mind he is in the top 5 pure scorers in the league.
Kristaps Porzingis looks even better as a second year player wit his numbers up across the board. His rebounding numbers should still grow I think – dude is 7’3″
New York is lying in the weeds right now in the East. Division maters Brooklyn and Philly are terrible so they get the luxury of some easy spots as they push for the playoffs.
This is definitely a good matchup for them. So watch the line here closely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 4-0 in Magic last 4 games following a ATS win.
- Under is 6-1 in Magic last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Magic are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- Over is 4-0 in Knicks last 4 games following a straight up win.
- Over is 5-0 in Knicks last 5 games following a ATS win.
- Over is 6-1 in Knicks last 7 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
The Magic come in with some momentum off the win which is good because they got hammered by Toronto recently. Still it might have taken something out of them to fight for it so hard.
New York is at home and they should be able to counter whatever Orlando can muster.
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NBA Free Score Prediction: New York 108 – Orlando 98
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