New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic - 2/6/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Orlando Magic (22-29) at New York Knicks (15-36)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Orlando Magic and New York Knicks meet Thursday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Orlando Magic need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 103.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 18.8 points and 10.9 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 18.6 points and 2.6 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing three rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last eight road games.
The New York Knicks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Marcus Morris is averaging 19.6 points and 5.4 rebounds while Julius Randle is averaging 18.9 points and 9.5 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost five of their last six home games.
The Magic are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a road favorite, 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 15-5-1 in Magic last 21 overall. The under is 7-3 in Knicks last 10 overall. The Magic are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New York and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in New York.
I know the Orlando Magic are on the end of a back to back and aren't playing well, but I need more points than this if I'm going to get involved with the Knicks. The New York Knicks have been profitable on the season, but they get rocked more times than not and are losing at home by an average of 5.5 points. The Magic should win this game, and they need to if they're serious about making the playoffs this season.