Knicks vs. Magic Odds odds for tonight’s New York Knicks at Orlando Magic game at the Amway Center for fans who do basketball gambling at SBG sportsbook:
NY Knicks +2 (-110) 210 (-110) +113
Magic -2 (-110) 210 (-110) -133
The Knickerbockers are coming off a 105-112 loss to the Warriors on Sunday. Derrick Rose scored 28 points, and Kris Porzingis had 24 points and 15 rebounds, while Carmelo Anthony added 15 points. Justin Holiday scored 10 points off the bench. However, the Knicks had 15 turnovers and were outrebounded 43 to 58. New York had a 50-49 lead at halftime but Golden State finished the third quarter with a 6-0 run and extended the advantage to 13 points in the fourth quarter. The Knicks have lost two straight games and five of the last eight and are 12th in the East. Notwithstanding that, Joakim Noah would still like to return in April, health permitting, to prove he is worth his $72 million contract, even if the team is out of the postseason race. ESPN Staff Writer Ian Begley agrees that the rest of the Knicks’ season should be a showcase, especially of younger players. In NBA online betting odds trends, NY is 7-2-1 against the basketball gambling spread in the last 10 games when playing on the road visiting Orlando and 6-3 SU in the last nine games when playing on the road against the Magic. The total has gone under in six of the Knicks’ last eight games versus Orlando.
The Magic is coming off a 114-115 loss to the Wizards on Sunday. Terrence Ross scored 20 points and Evan Fournier 18, while Aaron Gordon had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Bismarck Biyombo added 14 points and 15 rebounds. Jeff Green and Hezonja scored 12 each off the bench. Nikola Vucevic missed the game due to a sore right Achilles tendon. What went wrong for Orlando? In Biyombo’s words, “we just blew it,” which actually were Brutus’s words following the Battle of Philippi, if we recall our Plutarch correctly. The Magic shot 14 of 35 from the three-point line and bested their season average of 8.4 3-point shots per game by halftime, converting 10 of their first 20 attempts. However, sportsball writer Philip Rossman-Reich believes that Orlando’s shooting is inconsistent and the Magic has yet to master the three-point range. Orlando ranks 28th in the league shooting 32.9% from the three-point line – 31.0% since returning from the All Star break. Conversely, the Magic allows opponents to shoot 36.5% from beyond the arc – but sometimes way higher, like the 53.8% the Wizards shot on Sunday. In NBA online betting odds trends, Orlando is 2-7-1 against the basketball betting spread in the last 10 games when playing at home against the Knicks and 3-6 SU in the last nine games when playing at home against the Knicks. The total has gone under in four of the Magic’s last five games when playing at home against the Knicks.