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Knicks vs Magic NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: New York Knicks at Orlando Magic
  • Where: Orlando at Amway Center
  • Date: Tuesday, February 7th
  • Betting Odds ORL +1.5, NY -124 | ORL +102 O/U 227.0

The Knicks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 29-26. So far, the team has gone 28-26-1 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, New York has an overall record of 2-1, including going 2-1 against the spread.

The Knicks are coming off a 108-97 win over the 76ers. This away win came despite entering the game as the 4 point underdogs. Even though New York did not immediately put a dent in their halftime deficit as they trailed by 3 points heading into 4th, they still managed to come out on top. In the win, Julius Randle led the team in scoring with 24 points on a field goal percentage of 42.1%.

The Magic come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 22-32. So far, the team has gone 31-22-1 against the spread. In today’s game, Orlando will look to extend their 2 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 6.5 points.

The Magic are coming off a 119-113 win over the Hornets. This win came despite entering the game as the 2 point underdogs. Orlando went on to win the game, as they led by 4 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Paolo Banchero, as he contributed 22 points while hitting 30.0% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the Knicks averaged 110.25 points per game vs the Magic. Similar to the Knicks, the Magic scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs New York, the team averaged 99.5 points per game. In terms of betting, New York has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous 5 matchups vs Orlando. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +11 points per game in favor of the Knicks. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 2-3. Combined, they averaged 211 points in these games.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 55 games, the Knicks are averaging 114.4 points per contest, placing them 17th in the NBA. So far, the Knicks are averaging 97.7 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. If the Knicks offense is going to turn things around, they will need to either generate more possessions or improve their overall efficiency. Currently, they are just 23rd ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.

Against the Magic, the Knicks will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 6th ranked unit at 106.6 points per game.

Power-Foward Julius Randle currently leads the Knicks at 24.7 points per game. For the season, he is 30th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.2% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Randle is averaging 10.8 boards and 4.2 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 19th ranked defense at defending power-fowards. Jalen Brunson enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 51 games, he is averaging 23.1 and is 62nd in the league in player efficiency rating.

Through 54 games, the Magic are averaging 111.4 points per contest, placing them 27th in the NBA. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Magic are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.9 per contest. Right now, the Magic offense is in search of answers, as not only do they tend to play at a slow pace, but they are just 20th in effective field goal percentage.

On defense, the Magic will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 20th ranked unit in points allowed per game.

This season, the Magic offense has primarily worked through Franz Wagner and Paolo Banchero who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 53 games, Wagner is 60th in the NBA at 19.5 points per game. So far, him and Banchero have accounted for 36% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 39.8 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Paolo Banchero is grabbing 6.6 rebounds for Orlando to go along with 3.7 assists.

Knicks vs Magic Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Magic +1.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 227.0