Knicks vs Magic Pick: Wednesday, February 17th

Knicks vs Magic Pick – Wednesday, February 17th: Don’t look now, and if you do, you might not believe your eyes. The New York Knicks are currently in 6th place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference and are just 4.5 games back of Philadelphia for 1st place. The Knicks are 6-4 in their last 10 games, and have outscored their opponents by more than 5 points per game in that stretch. The Knicks are currently ranked the best defensive team in the NBA, allowing just 103.6 points per game, they are the best defensive shooting team from the field and from three, allowing just 43% on average from the field, and holding their opponents to a shooting average of just 31.5% from behind the arc. The Knicks are led by 6’8 power forward Julius Randle, who is averaging 23.1 points per game, and 11 rebounds per game in 29 games played this season.

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In stark contrast to the Knicks, the Orlando Magic sit in 12th place in the Eastern Conference, holding a 10-18 record, good enough for 4th place in the abysmal Southeast division. The Magic have won just 2 of their last 10 games, and are being outscored by a whopping 11.3 points per game in that stretch. The Magic will be in a lot of trouble against the Knicks #1 rated defense, as the Magic are the 3rd worse offensive team in basketball, putting up just 104.9 points per game, they are the worst field goal shooting team in basketball as well, shooting for just 42.9% on average this season.

Knicks vs Magic Odds

NBA Opening Odds Spread
Knicks -4.5
Magic +4.5
Total 210.5
Where/When Amway Center | 7:00 PM ET

The Magic are coming off a 109-90 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Monday night, and have failed to cover the spread in 2 of their last 13 games when coming off an outright loss of 10 points or more. As for the betting total, the Magic have gone ‘Under’ in 4 of their last 5 games, while the Knicks have a similar number to the Under, going below the total in 5 straight road games. The Knicks come into Wednesday night riding a 4-0 ATS streak, and have covered the spread by 12.5 points or more in 4 of their last 6 games.

Knicks vs Magic ATS Stats

NBA Team ATS Record ATS Margin
New York Knicks 16-13-0 +4.9
Orlando Magic 11-14-0 -4.2

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