Knicks vs. Magic - 2/26/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (25-31) at New York Knicks (24-35)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -1.5 -- Over/Under: 206.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, MSG
The Orlando Magic and New York Knicks meet Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Orlando Magic could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 17.5 points and 9.1 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 14.6 points and 4.1 assists. Evan Fournier is grabbing 2.9 rebounds and Brandon Jennings is dishing 4.7 assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The New York Knicks also need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 99.2 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 101.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.4 points and eight rebounds while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 14.1 points and 7.4 rebounds. Arron Afflalo is dishing two assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost six straight home games.
The Magic are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Knicks are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southeast. The Magic are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New York and 4-10-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall.
The Knicks are awful and Vegas continues to beg us for their money. No, thanks. The Magic may not be the hottest team in the world, but they have far more talent and continue to play hard night in and night out. Orlando should win this game outright.