New York Knicks (14-15) at Orlando Magic (10-18)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +4 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Knicks and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The New York Knicks look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The New York Knicks are averaging 104 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 43 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 23.1 points and 5.6 assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 16.5 points and 6.2 rebounds. Derrick Rose is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is dishing 2.7 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 23.7 points and 11.4 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 17.8 points and 3.6 assists. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 14-29 ATS in their last 43 Wednesday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The under is 18-8 in Knicks last 26 overall. The under is 4-1 in Magic last 5 overall. The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Orlando.
The New York Knicks aren't as attractive as a favorite as they are in the underdog role, but they're back to their winning ways, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 8.6 points while allowing 40.7 percent shooting. The Orlando Magic continue to struggle, and they're just 5-8 against the spread at home where they lose by an average of 6.8 points. It's hard to find confidence in the Magic these days. I'll back the Knicks.