New York Knicks (4-12) at Orlando Magic (8-8)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -3.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Knicks and Orlando Magic meet Sunday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The New York Knicks could use a win here after losing six of their last seven games. The New York Knicks are averaging 107.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 23.4 points and 2.8 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 15.2 points and 11.3 rebounds. Allonzo Trier is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Burke is dishing 3.3 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost seven of their last nine road games.
The Orlando Magic look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 18.8 points and 10.7 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 16.5 points and 8.1 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won four of their last five home games.
The Knicks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference, 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Magic are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The Knicks are 9-3-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Orlando, 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
While you have to question how long it will last, the Orlando Magic have found their groove recently with wins in six of their last eight, which includes a blowout last night over the Los Angeles Lakers. The New York Knicks continue to be the New York Knicks, a team that doesn't play defense and is an easy fade whenever the line isn't too crazy. As if the form of both teams weren't enough to back the Magic, Orlando has won four of the last five meetings against New York. Give me the Magic and the small chalk.