New York Knicks vs Orlando Magic NBA Betting Prediction

NBA New York Knicks vs Orlando Magic Prediction 2/14/2024

The New York Knicks (33-21) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (29-25) on Wednesday, February 14th. This game will be played at Kia Center in Orlando and televised on BSF. Both the Knicks and Magic will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

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The Knicks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Knicks will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Rockets with a final score of 105-103. Alongside their straight-up loss, the Knicks couldn’t cover as +1 point underdogs. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 208 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 224.5.

Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Magic, the Knicks have a winning record above .500 at 33-21. On the road, the Knicks are 14-13 compared to their 19-8 home record.

In terms of the spread, New York currently holds an ATS record of 31-23, which is above .500. The Knicks have been unable to cover the spread in their last two games as favorites, and they hold a 10-12 record against the spread when playing as underdogs.

The Magic Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Magic lost to the Thunder with a final score of 127-113. The Magic managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 60-52.

Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Knicks, the Magic have an above .500 record of 29-25. At home, the Magic are 17-8 compared to their 12-17 record on the road this season.

Presently, Orlando boasts an ATS record of 35-19, which is above .500 against the spread. On the road, the Magic have an ATS record of 18-11 compared to a 17-8 record vs. the spread at home.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

The Knicks come into today’s game as the 16th ranked scoring offense at 114.8 points per game.

So far this season, the Knicks have been a below-average offensive team, ranking 16th in scoring at 114.8 points per game. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 14th in made threes at 13 per game but are just 15th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%.

When it comes to scoring on the road, the Knicks are averaging 115.3 points per game compared to 114.2 at home. In terms of pace, they are 29th in the NBA at 96.1 possessions per game.

Overall, the Knicks have been an average shooting team this season, ranking 21st in field goal percentage at 46%. In terms of assists, they are 29th in the league at 23.8 per game.

Magic Offense Breakdown

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Through 54 games games, Orlando is averaging 111.6 points per game (26th).

When playing at home this season, the Magic have been scoring 114.5 points per game, which is 19th in the league. Overall, they are 26th in scoring at 111.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Orlando is 20th in the NBA at 47%.

One area where the Magic have excelled this season is getting to the free-throw line. They are 2nd in the league in free throw attempts at 25.9 per game. In terms of three-point shooting, Orlando is 29th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.

Coming into tonight’s game, the Magic have outscored the NBA scoring average in 33.3% of their games. They have also outscored their own scoring average in their last three games. On the season, Orlando is 22nd in pace at 98 possessions per game.

Knicks Team Defense

This season, the Knicks’ defense is the 3rd ranked defense in the NBA at 3rd PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 68.5% of their games. In the terms of takeaways, Knicks are causing 12.4 turnovers per game, ranking 10th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 28th in rejections, averaging 3.9 blocked shots each game.

Magic Team Defense

On defense, the Magic come into the game ranked 7th in the league in points allowed at 111.1 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 115.3 points per contest (18th). In the terms of takeaways, Magic are causing 13.9 turnovers per game, ranking 22nd in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 16th in rejections, averaging 5.2 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Knicks And Magic

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Jalen Brunson as the primary point contributor for the Knicks, finishing with 27 points while maintaining a 10/20 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 27.5 points per game, in addition to 3.9 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Paolo Banchero to be the top scorer for the Magic. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 45.6% and is averaging 22.8 points per contest.

Knicks vs Magic Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, New York has an ATS record of just 5-5. However, their overall record was 5-5 while averaging 115 points per game.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Magic offense has averaged 105 points per game while allowing an average of 107. Orlando posted an overall record of 4-6 while going 6-4 ATS.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Knicks have a straight up record of 2-3 and an ATS mark of 2-3.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Orlando has an ATS mark of 7-3 while going 7-3 straight up.

Knicks vs Magic Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Magic to secure the win, with an expected final score of 137-100. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -3.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 213, and our model predicts the Knicks and Magic to score a combined 237 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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