Basketball Odds: New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic

April 9, 2012 NBA Basketball

The New York Knicks will be traveling to the Amway Center for a game with the Orlando Magic tonight. The game will be broadcast across the nation on TNT. The Magic have a 32-22 record and are six games in on a playoff spot. The Knicks are 27-27 and only one game in.

These teams have faced each other twice this year. Orlando won 102-93 during the first game on January 16. The Knicks evened the season series on March 28 with a 108-86 win. Start your NBA Betting action on New York Knicks vs. Orlando  Magic game.

The New York Knicks have suffered from serious issues over injuries in recent days. Amare Stoudemire has a back injury and is expected to be out for a few games. Jeremy Lin, on the other hand, has a left knee tear and is expected to be out for the rest of the season. Stoudemire and Lin were second and third on the Knicks in scoring while Lin was leading with 6.1 assists per game.

Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler will be expected to do more for the Knicks. Anthony had 39 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Indiana this past Tuesday and has 29.4 points per game in his last five. Chandler has been forced into more than 35 minutes per game but is getting 10.6 rebounds per game in the last five games. The Orlando Magic has suffered from losses in recent days. The Magic has lost its last four games.

There have been concerns in recent weeks over who is helping Dwight Howard. Howard leads the team in almost every offensive category. Ryan Anderson has been prompted into more action and has 18 points in his previous four games. His 16.1 per game is still substantially less than Howard’s 20.9. Check the Sportsbook Odds for New York Knicks vs. Orlando  Magic game.

The Orlando Magic is strongly favored for the game. The Magic is a -5 favorite to take out its losing streak. This game will have a 188 for its over/under bet. There are no moneyline bets open at this time but they may be available hours before the game starts.

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