Free NBA Hoops Pick: Magic vs Knicks Lines
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(25-30) Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks (24-35)
Date: Friday February 26
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden in New York, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Knicks -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 206.5
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This Eastern Conference competition includes two of the worst teams in the East being led primarily by youth.
The Orlando Magic is led by Victor Oladipo as they continue to try and rebuild.
The New York Knicks are being led by Kristaps Porzingus who has surprisingly been a great pick besides having many doubters.
The Magic have not been playing bad as of late and are near the middle of the Eastern Conference. The Magic are currently 3-2 in their last five games. During that span they have been putting the ball in the bucket, scoring 109.8 on average while giving up 106.4 per contest.
With Tobias Harris and Channing Frye departing, the Magic are looking to sail into the offseason.
The Magic have been led by big man Nikola Vucevic who is averaging a solid 17.5 points per game to go with 9.1 boards on average. Victor Oladipo has been having a down year since his rookie year, averaging 14.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists per contest.
The Magic were last in action in Philadelphia, where they were victorious 124-115.
They were led by the big man Vucevic who poured in 35 points and 9 rebounds against the big inside game that Philly has.
Oladipo was also able to produce 22 points in the W
Orlando looks to improve their Eastern Conference woes, where they currently stand in 11th place in the East.
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks have been struggling all season and the same routine has been occurring as of late. The Knicks are riding a 5 game streak with only one win.
During that span they have been averaging 101.8 points per game, and giving up 109 points per matchup.
New York is led in scoring by Carmelo Anthony as of late, averaging 21.4 points per game to go with 8 boards.
The young big man Kristaps Porzingus is having a solid rookie season with 14.1 points to go with 7.4 rebounds per contest. Aaron Affalo also is producing 13.9 points per game.
The Knicks were last in action in Indiana where they were defeated 108-105. Jose Calderon led the Knicks with 20 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists
Porzingus led the Knicks in scoring with 22 points and Carmelo Anthony took down 7 boards with 14 points.
The Knicks are floating into the offseason where they will need to make a couple moves in order to be competitive in the NBA.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-1 in ORL last 8 vs. Eastern Conference.
- ORL are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- NY are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- NY are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Under is 11-5 in NY last 16 Fri. games.
- Over is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings in New York.
- Over is 23-8-1 in the last 32 meetings.
Free Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
This will be an ugly game for a Friday night game, with most attention probably going to Spike courtside. These two teams will keep the scoring low for most of the game.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: UNDER 206.5
I’m going to take the home team in this one, going with the Knicks in a close game.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Orlando 98 – New York 101
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