New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic - 11/12/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (2-5) at New York Knicks (2-6)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -6.5 -- Over/Under: 190.5 See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic hope to avoid a third straight loss tonight when they visit the New York Knicks.
The Orlando Magic have lost six of their first eight games and will be looking to halt a two-game skid after falling to the Raptors by 104-100 last night. Evan Fournier scored a game-high 24 points, Channing Frye had five threes on his way to 19 points and Tobias Harris had 23 points, 13 rebounds and five assists as the Magic dominated the Raptors for three quarters before losing the game in a disappointing 32-17 fourth quarter. All credit to the Raptors for finding a way to win the game, but if you watched the game, you would definitely say that the Magic were the better team on the night.
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Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have lost five straight and look to still be struggling with the triangle offense, averaging just 91.6 points during the losing streak. On Monday against the Hawks, Carmelo Anthony had a nice line of 25 points, nine rebounds and seven assists while Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr added 18 and 15 points respectively, but the Knicks still lost by 91-85. Looking at Atlanta's stats for the game, it looked like the Knicks did a nice job of limiting the Hawks to just 38 percent shooting, but the Knicks sent them to the line where they made 27 of 28 compared to their seven of 12. In injury news, Jose Calderon looks to be out longer than his injury timetable of two weeks, so the Knicks will have to stick with Shane Larkin and Pablo Prigioni at least another week or so.
In ATS trends, the Magic are 6-23-2 ATS in their last 31 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games playing on no days rest, while the Knicks are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a losing record and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the Magic are 1-8 ATS in the last nine meetings overall and 0-4 ATS int he last four meetings in New York.
I know most of the ATS trends are pointing towards an easy win and cover for the Knicks at home, but there's no way they've played well enough for the bookies to lay so many points. You have to go with the Magic and the points after what they showed last night.