Magic vs. Knicks - 11/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (8-7) at Orlando Magic (6-8)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -2 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, FSFL
The New York Knicks and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday night at the Amway Center.
The New York Knicks look to keep the ball rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The New York Knicks are averaging 97.6 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 97.7 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 22.5 points and 7.3 rebounds while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 13.7 points and 9.1 rebounds. Arron Afflalo is dishing 2.1 assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and are getting 12.5 offensive boards per contest. The Knicks are 5-1 this season when scoring 100 or more points. The New York Knicks have won seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Orlando Magic could use a nice victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 18.8 points and four rebounds while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 14.8 points and 2.2 assists. Elfrid Payton is dishing six assists and Victor Oladipo is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and grabbing 12 offensive rebounds per game. The Magic have won five of their last seven when allowing less than 100 points. The Orlando Magic have split their last 10 home games. C.J. Watson is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Knicks are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southeast. The Magic are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. Knicks are 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Orlando and 10-2-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
The Magic have certainly have cooled off when it comes to covering the spread, but I think it's clear that Orlando is a better team than the Knicks. At home, I feel comfortable laying the bucket with the Magic.