Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks - 10/30/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Knicks (1-3) at Orlando Magic (1-2)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -8.5 -- Over/Under: 209
The New York Knicks and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The New York Knicks look for another win to build on their slow 1-3 start to the NBA season. The New York Knicks are averaging 105 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting. RJ Barrett is averaging 20.5 points and 7.5 rebounds while Julius Randle is averaging 15.5 points and 11.5 rebounds. Marcus Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Knox II is grabbing four rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost five of their last six road games.
The Orlando Magic need a win here to get back to a .500 record. The Orlando Magic are averaging 96 points on 38.7 percent shooting and allowing 97.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 19 points and 3.3 rebounds while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 14 points and 10.7 rebounds. Markelle Fultz is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathan Isaac is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 26 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 27.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won each of their last 10 home games.
The Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 6-20 ATS in their last 26 Wednesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Magic are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Orlando. The under is 7-3 in Magic last 10 home games. The under is 6-1-1 in Knicks last 8 overall.
The New York Knicks are playing like we all expected, as they compete but don't have the top tier talent to turn close games into victories. The Orlando Magic have been one of the better home teams dating back toward the end of last season and it's only a matter of time before the offense starts making some shots with more consistency. The Magic have won six of the last eight games against the Knicks and five of those six wins were by double digits. I'll lay the buckets with the home team.