Orlando Magic (6-7) at New York Knicks (6-8)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +1 -- Over/Under: 211.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Orlando Magic and New York Knicks meet Monday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Orlando Magic need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Orlando Magic are averaging 106.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 22.8 points and 10.8 rebounds while Terrence Ross is averaging 16.2 points and 1.6 assists. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The New York Knicks are averaging 101 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 23.2 points and 6.7 assists while Alec Burks is averaging 20.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing 4.2 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.
The Magic are 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-2-1 in Magic last 9 overall. The under is 8-2 in Knicks last 10 overall. The Magic are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Quite a quick turnaround for the New York Knicks who played yesterday, but they got a major shot in the arm after blowing the doors off the Celtics. The Orlando Magic are on the struggle bus with five straight losses and a defense that seems to be getting worse by the game. We've been fading the Magic for a while now and there's no reason to stop now. In a toss up contest with an early start, give me the New York Knicks at home.