Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks 1/18/2021 Odds Picks and Previews
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Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks 1/18/2021 – The Orlando Magic have sunk to below .500 and it was mainly due to their five-game losing streak. They hope to even their record and will have the New York Knicks for their next matchup. This game will take place at the Madison Square Garden in New York City and it will start at exactly 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA TV will be the official broadcast partner and will be sharing the same feed to NBA League Pass for the online live stream. This is going to be close but according to NBA Vegas Odds, the Orlando Magic carries a small edge over the New York Knicks.
Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks 1/18/2021
Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks 1/18/2021 Betting Odds
Orlando Magic Betting
The Orlando Magic’s free fall to a record of 6-7 is because they lost five straight games. Injuries have derailed the team with Jonathan Isaac and Markelle Fultz being out for the entire season. Evan Fournier is going to miss another game due to back spasms while Michael Carter-Williams is also out. The team has a thin rotation at the guard spot and giving the steering wheel to rookie Cole Anthony. He has been doing well but Dwayne Bacon has been a terrible starter. Nikola Vucevic has been putting up great numbers but it is not enough to get them over the edge.
Players to watch: N. Vucevic C 13 GP 13 GS 31.4 MIN 22.8 PTS 2.4 OR 8.4 DR 10.8 REB 3.8 AST 1.4 STL 0.4 BLK 1.4 TO 1.5 PF 2.7 AST/TO 28.15 PER
T. Ross SG 12 GP 0 GS 27.4 MIN 16.2 PTS 0.3 OR 2.4 DR 2.7 REB 1.6 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 1.7 TO 1.9 PF 1 AST/TO 15.46 PER
E. Fournier SG 5 GP 5 GS 25.4 MIN 14.8 PTS 0.4 OR 1.2 DR 1.6 REB 2 AST 1.4 STL 0 BLK 1.8 TO 2.6 PF 1.1 AST/TO 18.25 PER.
New York Knicks Betting
The New York Knicks finally got to snap their five-game losing streak with a 30-point victory over the Boston Celtics, 105-75. Julius Randle tallied a double-double with 20 points and 12 boards while RJ Barrett had his own doing 19 points and 11 rebounds. Reggie Bullock had a fair game with 11 but the big help came from Immanuel Quickley who has been the best bench contributor by the team. Rookie Obi Toppin looks like he is getting rid of the rust as he made 12 points and five rebounds in just 16 minutes of gameplay. Coach Tom Thibodeau is happy with what he sees and hopes to keep the momentum.
Players to Watch: J. Randle PF 13 GP 13 GS 37.5 MIN 23.2 PTS 1.4 OR 9.1 DR 10.5 REB 6.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 3.9 TO 3.5 PF 1.7 AST/TO 20.37 PER
A. Burks SG 3 GP 0 GS 27.7 MIN 20.7 PTS 0 OR 3.7 DR 3.7 REB 3.7 AST 1 STL 0.7 BLK 2.3 TO 3.3 PF 1.6 AST/TO 26.89 PER
R. Barrett SG 13 GP 13 GS 37.5 MIN 16.6 PTS 1.4 OR 5.8 DR 7.2 REB 3.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1.7 TO 2.2 PF 2 AST/TO 11.51 PER.
Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks 1/18/2021 Betting Numbers
Orlando is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
New York Knicks
New York is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee is out indefinitely
New York Knicks
Alec Burks SG Ankle is out indefinitely
Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks Betting Picks
The matchup in the middle between Nikola Vucevic and Julius Randle is going to be a good watch. The Orlando Magic is seen as the safer bet by Sports Betting as compared to the New York Knicks.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Magic for this game is at -125 while the Knicks are given a +105.
ATS: Just a point separates both squads across the spread with the Knicks getting the +1 while the Magic are -1.
TOTALs: It is 211.5 points on the total for this matchup with the Knicks going under and the Magic the team over.
Score Prediction: 104 – 101, Magic