Magic vs. Knicks Monday Prediction

Magic vs. Knicks, 1/18/21 NBA Fantasy News & Betting Predictions

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?

Game Snapshot

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

TV: NBATV

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

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