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Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks Expert Predictions and Picks March 23

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Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks Betting Analysis

WagerTalk NBA handicapper Andy Lang offers his expert predictions and picks for tonight’s Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks battle from the Amway Center in Orlando, FL. The Knicks are 2-0 against the Magic this regular season with this being the third and final matchup between the two.

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Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks Betting Odds

Thursday, March 23 NBA Betting Notes, Courtesy of Caesars
Point Spread: Orlando Magic +3.5 vs New York Knicks
Total: 228.5 Points
Arena: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
Game Time: 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT

Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks Betting Analysis

The New York Knicks visit the Orlando Magic for an Eastern Conference tilt on Thursday evening. The Magic are coming off a 122-112 home loss against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.

The Knicks lost their second straight game 127-120 last night in Miami. This is the third and final game in a regular season series that New York leads 2-0 after beating the Knicks 102-98 in February.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM EST/4:00 PST as the first game of an NBATV Thursday night doubleheader.

Magical Motivation

The Orlando Magic improved to 30-43 on the season after beating the Wizards on Tuesday. The Magic dominated the glass with a 42-33 rebounding advantage.

Gary Harris led his team in scoring with 22 points on a efficient 7-10 from the field. Pablo Banchero added 18 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists while Franz Wagner chipped in with 20 points and 6 assists.

Orlando currently occupies the 13th seed in the Eastern Conference, 4.5 games short of a spot in the play-in tournament. The Magic rank 26th in scoring with 111.7 points on 47.1% from the field.

They sit at 19th in defensive rating and 17th in defensive scoring with 114.4 points allowed per game. Jalen Suggs remains out due to a concussion and he is the only player listed on the injury report.

Knicks Suffer Second Straight Loss

The New York Knicks slipped to 42-32 on the season after losing their second straight game to Miami. Three-point shooting proved to be the difference maker as the Heat shot 16-28 for 57% from beyond the arc while New York shot only 16-40 for 40%.

RJ Barrett led the Knicks in scoring with 26 points on 8-13 from the floor. Jalen Brunson added 25 points and 6 assists while Quentin Grimes chipped in with 22 points.

The Knicks currently occupy the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference, 11 games behind the first place Bucks. They sit at 13th in scoring with 115 4 points a game on 46.7% from the field.

New York ranks 17th in defensive rating and 12th in defensive scoring with 112.8 points allowed per game. Mitchell Robinson is listed as questionable with a knee injury and is the only player listed on the injury report.

Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks Expert Prediction

The New York Knicks are 3.5 point road favorites with a total set at 228. Both sides are desperate for a victory and the clock is ticking down on the regular season.

The Knicks have covered the spread in both head-to-head meetings with Orlando with victories by scores of 115-102 and 102-98. New York is 24-13 ATS on the road this season after losing last night in Miami.

That was due to the Knicks turning the ball over too much and the Heat shooting 57% from the field. The Magic just don’t have the talent to matchup against the Knicks. Losing is never a good thing but it might actually sharpen the Knicks focus in Orlando. Give me the Knicks!!

Prediction: New York Knicks -3.5 -110 Draftkings

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Meet the Author

Andy Lang has lived in Indianapolis his whole life, and like most people from the Hoosier State, he became fascinated with motor sports. That interest in motor sports turned into a desire to make money off the sport through fantasy contests and sports betting. Like most, he took his lumps when he first got started, but now he is one of the most respected NASCAR bettors in the industry. Andy has expanded that sports betting experience to become profitable in a number of other sports, transforming this interest from a side hobby to a major source of income.

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