Knicks at Magic - 4/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (15-64) at Orlando Magic (25-54)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -9.5 -- Over/Under: 193 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, FSFL
The New York Knicks and Orlando Magic square off Saturday night at the Amway Center.
The New York Knicks look for a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 91.8 points on 42.7 percent shooting and are allowing 101.3 points on 46 percent shooting. Andrea Bargnani is averaging 14.8 points and 4.4 rebounds while Langston Galloway is averaging 11.5 points and 3.2 assists. Tim Hardaway Jr. is dishing 1.7 assists and Jason Smith is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The New York Knicks are coming off a Friday loss to the Bucks in which they turned the ball over 24 times. The Knicks can’t wait for this nightmare season to end. The Knicks have lost six straight road games. Cleanthony Early is doubtful with an ankle injury.
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The Orlando Magic look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Magic are averaging 96 points on 45.4 percent shooting and are allowing 101.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.6 points and 11.1 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 17.7 points and 4.2 assists. Elfrid Payton is dishing 6.4 assists and Channing Frye is grabbing four rebounds. The Orlando Magic are coming off a Friday loss to the Raptors in a game that came down to the wire. The Magic are still playing hard and trying to build something heading into next season. Eight of the Magic’s last 10 victories have come on their home court.
The Knicks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Magic are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Knicks are 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Orlando and 9-2-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
Not exactly the game you'd like to wager on, but if forced to pick, I'm siding with the home team. The Knick are flat out garbage, while the Magic are still playing hard and just went toe-to-toe with some playoff contenders. Give me the home team in a blowout.