Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks Prediction
The Amway Center plays host to a matchup between the Orlando Magic (22-32) and New York Knicks (29-26) on Tuesday. The New York Knicks enter the game with the Eastern Conference’s seventh seed, six spots ahead of the 13th-placed Orlando Magic. The New York Knicks currently have the edge in the series, having won the first regular season game between these teams. This will be the second time they face off.
Form Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic made it three wins in four games by beating the Charlotte Hornets 113-119. They are 3-2 in the last five home bouts and 6-4 in the last 10 matches overall.
The Orlando Magic have been having trouble scoring points this season. Their average of 111.4 points per game is one of the lowest in the NBA going into Tuesday’s matchup. Compared to the rest of the league, the home defense is below average after allowing 114.4 points per game on average and 115.5 points at Amway Center.
Last year, the Orlando Magic failed to qualify for the playoffs after a 22-60 regular season. They ended up 15th in the Eastern Conference and fifth in the Southeast Division. Their chances of reaching postseason play this season don’t look good either, with the home side 22-32 so far.
Chuma Okeke is the only reported injury concern for the Orlando Magic ahead of Tuesday’s game.
Form New York Knicks
The New York Knicks secured a second win in three games by overcoming the Philadelphia 76ers in a 108-97 contest. They are 4-6 in their past 10 matches and 2-3 in their last five on the road.
The New York Knicks average 114.4 points per contest, putting them near the middle of the pack among NBA teams for most points. On the defensive end of the floor, the away team has given up 117.2 points in the last five outings and 112.7 points on average for the season.
Last year, the New York Knicks failed to qualify for the playoffs after a 37-45 regular season. They ended up 11th in the Eastern Conference and fifth in the Atlantic Division. However, with a 29-26 record this season, they hold the Eastern Conference’s seventh seed, leaving them set for the Play-In Tournament.
Mitchell Robinson is the only reported injury concern for the New York Knicks ahead of Tuesday’s game.
The New York Knicks had the upper hand in the previous standoff with the Orlando Magic, winning by a 115-102 margin at the Madison Square Garden on October 2022. Playing the Orlando Magic on the road has delivered some memorable performances from the New York Knicks. In the last four road games alone, the away team came out as the victor three times.
The Orlando Magic tallied 97.6 points on average per game from their ten most recent head-to-head games against the New York Knicks. The latter managed an average of 103.7 points in comparison.
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- Moneyline (ML): New York Knicks (-125) | Orlando Magic (+105)
- Against the spread (ATS): New York Knicks -1.5 (-110) | Orlando Magic +1.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 227.0 (-110) | (-110)
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Bet on the New York Knicks to win (1.80) on the moneyline.
The Orlando Magic are on an impressive run of form. Their 113-119 win over the Charlotte Hornets improved their record for the last 10 games to 6-4 last time out. However, with +105 odds on the moneyline, they head to Amway Center as the home underdogs. The New York Knicks defeated the Orlando Magic 115-102 in their only regular season matchup thus far. They take to the road for the rematch as favorites, according to the -125 moneyline odds. This implies a 56% chance of a road win for the visitors, who have gone 4-6 recently.
Bet on the New York Knicks for the outright moneyline win. The visitors have gone 7-3 in their past ten matchups against the Orlando Magic, winning the last game 115-102 at Madison Square Garden on October 2022.
Against the Spread
Take the New York Knicks -1.5 (1.91) as they are the best bet.
The New York Knicks open as the 1.5-point road favorites over the Orlando Magic. Given how closely the oddsmakers have placed the spread, we could be in for a real even-stevens encounter here. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 12.1 points.
In the last four games against the New York Knicks, the Orlando Magic have failed to utilize their home-court advantage, losing three times at the Amway Center by an average of 22.7 points. The hosts are 6-4 ATS from their past ten games at home, going 7-3 ATS in their last ten games overall.
The New York Knicks have gone 17-9 ATS on the road. Their overall record for the season is 28-25-2 ATS. In their past 10 matches, the New York Knicks went 4-6 ATS and also ended up 6-4 ATS from their ten most recent road trips.
Total over 227.0 (1.91) is our pick on the total.
Based on the recent head-to-head record between the Orlando Magic and the New York Knicks, we shouldn’t expect a points galore. The total averaged 201.3 points in their past ten meetings, while the last five at Amway Center produced 202.5 points on average.
For this latest showdown, the total line is available at 227.0. This is 21.0 points higher than the combined 206-point average the Orlando Magic and the New York Knicks put up in their last five meetings. Betting on the Under in the total market returns odds of -110.
The total has averaged 230.4 points in the last ten Orlando Magic games. The Orlando Magic have gone over the total in at least four out of the last five home games, resulting in a 5-5 record on the over/under for their last 10 games both at home and on the road.
In four of the five most recent matches on the road for the New York Knicks, the total went over. It is worth mentioning that the total went over in four of the last five New York Knicks road games, resulting in a win. In all, the visitors went 6-4 in the over/under in their last 10 matches overall.