New York Knicks at Orlando Magic odds, picks and predictions

New York Knicks at Orlando Magic odds, picks and predictions

The New York Knicks (42-32) take on the Orlando Magic (30-43) Thursday at Amway Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET (NBA TV). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Knicks vs. Magic odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

The Knicks lost 127-120 at the Miami Heat Wednesday as they failed to cover as 2-point road underdogs. New York is 2 games ahead of the Brooklyn Nets for the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference.

The Magic covered as 1.5-point favorites in their 122-112 victory over the Washington Wizards Tuesday. Orlando is 4.5 games back of the Chicago Bulls for the No. 10 seed in the Eastern Conference.

This will be the third meeting between the Knicks and the Magic this season. New York won and covered each of the first two meetings as the Under cashed in both.

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Knicks at Magic odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:42 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Knicks -170 (bet $170 to win $100) | Magic +145 (bet $100 to win $145)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Knicks -3.5 (-110) | Magic +3.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 228.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)

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Knicks at Magic key injuries

Knicks

Magic

  • G Jalen Suggs (concussion) out

For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

Knicks at Magic picks and predictions

Prediction

Knicks 116, Magic 110

Moneyline

PASS.

Despite the Knicks (-170) playing on the 2nd leg of a back-to-back, they’re expected to come away with the win on Thursday. That being said, I’d only play New York’s moneyline if it improved to -150 or better.

Against the spread

KNICKS -3.5 (-110) is how I’d bet the spread with New York needing every win it can get to maintain a top 5 seed in the East. The Knicks have won 7 of the last 10 meetings and this isn’t a massive spread.

New York is 22-7-2 ATS in its last 31 games playing on 0 days of rest.

Over/Under

BET UNDER 228.5 (-105).

New York and Orlando are both in the bottom half of the league in pace this season, leading to fewer possessions. The Knicks are 8-2 to the Under in their last 10 road games against teams with a losing home record, and the Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these clubs.

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