Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Knicks versus the Magic? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on BSF. The game will be played at Kia Center in Orlando, FL. The over/under for this game is set at 227.5 points, and the Magic are the home favorites against the Knicks in a Eastern conference matchup.
NEW YORK KNICKS VS ORLANDO MAGIC BETTING PICK
The Pick: New York Knicks +2
This game will be played at Kia Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, December 29th.
WHY BET THE NEW YORK KNICKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-111 in favor of the Knicks.
- Our projections have Jalen Brunson finishing with Jalen Brunson points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Knicks finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 14 threes.
Does New York Have A Chance at Kia Center?
In their last game, the Knicks fell to the Thunder by a score of 129-120. This game also resulted in an over as the over/under line was 242 heading into the game. New York was a 3.5-point underdog in the game but ended up losing by nine points.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Knicks are 2-point underdogs and have an overall record of 17-13, which has them in 7th place in the East. On the road, their record is 9-9, and their average scoring differential on the road is -0.1 points per contest.
Against the spread, New York has gone 17-13, including an ATS record of 10-8 on the road. When playing on the road, the Knicks have an over/under record of 10-8.
New York has combined with their opponents to score an average of 228.2 points per game on the season, and their games have an average over/under line of 225.1.
In the Eastern Conference, the Knicks are currently in 3rd place in the Atlantic division and have gone 13-7 against other teams in the East. Against the rest of the league, their record is 4-6.
In 56.7% of their games, the Knicks offense has scored below their opponent’s defensive average for the season. Overall, the Knicks are averaging 115.2 points per game which ranks 15th in the league. When it comes to shooting, the Knicks are 22nd in the NBA with a 46% field goal percentage. From beyond the arc, the Knicks are 10th in three-pointers made and 9th in three-point percentage.
Currently, the Knicks’ defense holds the 11th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.9 points per game. Opponents are hitting 55.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.5% of their three-point attempts.
Can the Magic Secure a Win at Home?
As the Orlando Magic get set to host the Knicks, they find themselves as 2-point favorites. So far, the Magic are 18-12 and are 5th in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in their division.
When playing at home, Orlando is 11-4, and their average scoring differential at home is +9.3 points per contest. Their overall ATS record at home is 11-4.
Orlando has been the favorite in 12 games this season, going 10-2 in these contests. Their average scoring margin when they are favored is 9.5 points per game. The Magic have also covered the spread in three straight road games.
The over/under line for today’s game is 227.5 points. On average, Orlando’s games have finished with 223.6 points. Their over/under record for the season is 15-15. In their last game, the Magic lost to the 76ers by a score of 112-92.
In their most recent game, the Magic scored 92 points against the 76ers. Overall, they shot 39.2% from the field and hit 9 threes. Franz Wagner and Jalen Suggs were the top two scorers for the Magic in that game, with 24 and 20 points respectively.
The Magic’s defense is presently ranked 6th in the league, allowing an average of 110.7 points per contest. The Orlando defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.8% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.1% of their field goal attempts vs. Orlando.