New York Knicks vs Orlando Magic (By: Miyagi)
The Knicks ended their 18-game losing streak at home against the Spurs in their last game where they took the lead early in the first quarter and never found themselves trailing for the rest of the game.
The truth is that a lot of things went right for them as they made tough shot after tough shot early and got confident/ hot while they kept shooting lights out from beyond the arc with 8 3P made in the first half. The Spurs on the other side were lethargic on both ends of the court and they lost their main weapon Aldridge early in the first half to foul trouble (didn't use him again before the last quarter) which made things even worse. All in all, the story of that game was that the Knicks were having one of those days that even the losers have while on the other side the Spurs are in a slump and they seem completely out of ideas and motivation on the court, which was obvious in their very next game against the Nets.
Orlando on the other side has been on fire for a very long time now and despite the very unfortunate loss against the Bulls last week, which ended their winning streak, they responded in the best possible way by hammering the Raptors in front of their fans (98-113)! Everything works just great for the Magic at the moment and that is obvious from their stats as they rank top in defensive efficiency and among the top 5 teams in offensive efficiency in the league in February.
There is nothing to compare here between those teams, the Knicks' win in their last game was a bit of a fluke but they are still the worst team in the league by far and they are playing the most random basketball while the Magic are a greatly coached team which also happens to be on fire! The Knicks haven't faced a defense like the Magic's for quite some time now and they are going to have a bad surprise today as the visitors will drain all their energy and crush their morale early on.
New York Knicks vs Orlando Magic predictions
|Magic -3.0 (First Half)||Pinnacle||1.78||9||56-61 WON (+7.02 units)|
New York Knicks vs Orlando Magic betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).