The NBA is back in action today as the New York Knicks will clash with the Orlando Magic.
The Knicks are heading into this game after a 105-98 win against the Bulls. And on the other side, the Magic lost their last against the Raptors with a score of 114-100.
New York Knicks Form
The Knicks are a team that had a bad start of the season as they lost 3 games in a row. However, this team managed to pull one back as they won against the Bulls. he Knicks outscored the Bulls 33-18 in the fourth quarter to earn the victory: they closed the game on a 15-0 run over the final 3:33 to erase a 98-90 deficit.
Now, the Madison Square Garden based team will aim to get their second win in a row.
On the offensive side of the game, the Knicks score an average of 105 points per game. And this score is enough for the 24th spot in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 44.3 boards per game combined with 18.7 assists per night.
On the defensive side of the game, New York is 17th scoring defence as they concede an average of 112.3 points per game.
Orlando Magic Form
The Magic are a team that is also suffering lately. Moreover, they have now lost their last two games with the last coming across the border in Toronto. The Magic will no try to even their record on the season by taking down the Knicks. Orlando is a team that has a lot of potentials and they have a good chance to win this game. Also, on a positive note, Jonathan Isaac had a good game against Toronto. He led Orlando with 24 points, seven rebounds and three steals in the loss.
On the offensive side of the game, the Magic score an average of 96.5 points per game. And this is enough for the 29th spot in the league in scoring offence. Also, they have an average of 46 boards combined with 19.5 assists per night.
On the defensive side of the game, Orlando is the 2nd best defensive team as they concede an average of 97.3 points per NBA game.
The Knicks managed to get the first win of the season in the last game. However, their overall form is not that great. On the other side, the Magic showed some character and potential in the game against the Champions. And although they fell short in that game, they are playing some good stuff at the moment. Their defence is the 2nd best in the league and the home arena will give the additional advantage. Take Orlando to win this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic 10/30/2019 is: take the Orlando Magic –450 (MoneyLine).
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