The Orlando Magic face New York Knicks in the NBA League at the Amway Center on Wednesday, with Magic hoping to seal the deal in order to move closer to their first playoff berth since 2012 and Knicks aiming to end this season a positive note.
Orlando Magic was defeated by Toronto Raptors 121-109 on the road in their last game on Monday. New York Knicks heads this game with a 113-105 home win over the Bulls in their last game on Monday night.
Orlando led by seven points in the opening quarter but Toronto bounced back strongly by outscoring the Magic 33-16 in the second quarter. The Raptors increased their lead to 20 points in the third quarter. Magic came back strong in the fourth quarter but that wasn’t enough to overcome a poor offence. Evan Fournier led the Magic with 21 points while Nikola Vucevic added 13 points.
The Bulls has the upper hand over Knicks in the rest three quarters but Knicks’ initial first-quarter 18-point lead was too much to overcome. Luke Kornet led the Knicks with a career-high 24 points. Kevin Knox added 19 points, Damyean Dotson chipped in 18 points and Emmanuel Mudiay contributed with 17 points.
Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks Betting Tips
Orlando Magic are in excellent form for the past few weeks as the club has won seven of their last nine games to stay close of a playoff berth. Magic are in such a good shape since February that they have beaten some of the best teams in the NBA League, including the Warriors, the Raptors, the Sixers, the Pacers, and the Bucks. The team are ninth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 38-40 record and has averaged 106.3 points per game on shooting and allowed 106.1 points per game.
New York Knicks ends their six-game losing streak with a win over Bulls. The club have the worst record in the NBA season, winning just 15 out of 77 games played this season. Knicks have been eliminated from playoff contention as they sits last in the Eastern Conference table.
Magic heads to this contest as clear favorites, despite dropping the game over Raptors on Monday, and have proved themselves to be a pretty consistent performer in recent weeks. Orlando Magic is expected to win this game here with a good margin.
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