Magic vs. Knicks Monday Prediction
One day after waxing the Celtics in Boston, the Knicks will return home on Martin Lurther King Jr. day to host the Orlando Magic at 12:00 p.m. ET. With the total dropping slightly from 208 down to 207, is the smart money on the under to cash in this Eastern Conference matchup?
549 Orlando Magic (-1) at 550 New York Knicks (+1); o/u 207
12:00 p.m. ET, Monday, January 18, 2021
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Orlando Magic DFS Spin
Aaron Gordon missed all six of his 3-point attempts in Saturday’s loss to the Nets, tallying 11 points (4-of-11 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), six rebounds, six assists and two steals in 31 minutes. Gordon has never been a knockdown shooter from deep, so Saturday’s showing doesn’t come as a surprise. But he did enter the game shooting a career-high 38.3% with an average of 1.6 3-pointers per, so he is making strides. In the two games prior, Gordon shot a combined 6-of-9. The absences of Markelle Fultz (knee; out for season) and Evan Fournier (back) have given him even more opportunities to serve as a playmaker for the Magic, but that hasn’t increased Gordon fantasy value. He is providing 13th-round value in 9-cat formats, and 12th-round value in 8-cat.
New York Knicks DFS Spin
Julius Randle double-doubled on Sunday, scoring 20 points with 12 rebounds, four assists and three steals in a 105-75 stomping over the Celtics. Randle recorded his ninth double-double of the season and did it efficiently, hitting 7-of-14 field goals, two triples and 4-of-5 free throws, leading the Knicks to blowout win vs Boston. The win snapped New York's five-game losing streak and Randle continued his stellar play, notching his ninth 20-point game this season and building his top-50 fantasy value.
Magic vs. Knicks Betting Prediction
The under is 4-0-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams when the game is played in New York and is 6-2-1 in the Magic’s last nine games overall. On the other side, the under is 8-1 in the Knicks’ last nine games as an underdog, has cashed in nine of their last 11 games overall and is 5-2 in their last seven home games.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: MAGIC/KNICKS UNDER 207