New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic
The New York Knicks look to build on their momentum as they host the Orlando Magic from Madison Square Garden. The Knicks are -2 point favorites over the Magic with an over/under point total set at 186.
Head to head, the Magic are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings in New York, while the favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, 14-3 ATS in their last 17 home games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Magic on the other hand are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall, but just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games.
Playing some of their best basketball of the season, the injury bug has hit the New York Knicks at the wrong time. Winners of seven of their past eight games, New York now faces an uphill battle with several key players questionable for tonight’s game. With Amare Stoudamire already confirmed out, Jeremy Lin and Carmelo Anthony might join him on the sidelines as they are both battling injuries themselves.
Due to the many uncertainties on the Knick roster for this evening I am leaning strongly to taking the Magic plus the 2 points here.
Orlando Magic +2 New York Knicks