Magic vs. Knicks Prediction
Over the past 10 games, the Orlando Magic have been one of the hotter teams in the NBA. Laying 7.5 points on the road tonight in New York, will the Magic cover the spread versus the Knicks at 7:30 p.m. ET?
7:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Magic are 7.5-point favorites to beat the Knicks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 215 points and as of this writing, 63% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Magic to cover the point spread.
Orlando Magic Fantasy Spin
Nikola Vucevic shot 10-of-17 for 23 points on Sunday, with 12 rebounds, four assists, three 3-pointers, two steals, one block and zero turnovers. Vuc became a first-time All-Star this season behind career-high numbers in most categories, including scoring (20.5 points per game), triples (1.1), rebounds (12.1), assists (3.9) and blocks (1.2). The Magic are one of 20 teams with a strong four-game week coming up, but Orlando's remaining schedule is something to consider -- they play a combined eight games (3-3-2) in Weeks 21-23. The only other teams with a combined eight games in that span are the Clippers and Grizzlies.
New York Knicks Fantasy Spin
Mitchell Robinson said he thinks he can average around six blocks per game if given enough minutes. "Probably around six," Robinson said when asked about how many blocks he thinks he can average. "I feel like I can do around six." Remarkably, his quote isn't completely crazy. Over the Knicks last 15 games, Mitch Rob is averaging a whopping 5.5 blocks per-36 minutes. In Sunday's win over the Spurs, with DeAndre Jordan (ankle) sidelined, Robinson racked up 15 points, 14 rebounds (six offensive) and five blocks in 30 minutes. Jordan is doubtful for Tuesday's game, which should give Robinson another chance to block plenty of shots.
NBA Betting Trends
The Magic are 13-3-1 against the spread in their last 17 games versus the Atlantic.
The Knicks are 9-4 against the number in their last 13 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous contest.
The Magic are a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games versus the Knicks and covered in five of their previous six games versus New York overall. The road team is also 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings, while the Magic are 6-1 at the betting window in their last seven games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last four road games. On the other side, the Knicks failed to cover the spread in eight of their previous 11 games overall and in 15 of their previous 19 home games.
Tuesday NBA Prediction: Orlando Magic -7.5