New York @ Orlando
Current Records: New York 34-44; Orlando 20-58
What to Know
The New York Knicks might have tired legs after a game yesterday as they head on the road against the Orlando Magic at 6 p.m. ET April 3 at Amway Center. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest.
This past Saturday, the Knicks lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers at home by a decisive 119-101 margin. New York’s loss came about despite a quality game from power forward Obi Toppin, who had 20 points. Toppin had some trouble finding his footing against the Charlotte Hornets this past Wednesday, so this was a step in the right direction. Toppin’s points were the most he has had all season.
Meanwhile, Orlando ended up a good deal behind the Toronto Raptors when they played this past Friday, losing 102-89. Orlando was down 85-63 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. One thing holding the Magic back was the mediocre play of point guard Cole Anthony, who did not have his best game: he played for 26 minutes but put up just eight points on 3-for-10 shooting and four turnovers.
New York is the favorite in this one, with an expected 5-point margin of victory. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.
New York is now 34-44 while Orlando sits at 20-58. A couple offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Knicks have only been able to knock down 43.60% percent of their shots, which is the fourth lowest field goal percentage in the league. The Magic have experienced some struggles of their own as they are second worst in the league in points per game, with only 104 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 6 p.m. ET
- Where: Amway Center — Orlando, Florida
- TV: Bally Sports Florida
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $18.00
The Knicks are a 5-point favorite against the Magic, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Knicks as a 4.5-point favorite.
Orlando have won 13 out of their last 23 games against New York.
- Nov 17, 2021 – Orlando 104 vs. New York 98
- Oct 24, 2021 – Orlando 110 vs. New York 104
- Oct 22, 2021 – New York 121 vs. Orlando 96
- Mar 18, 2021 – New York 94 vs. Orlando 93
- Feb 17, 2021 – Orlando 107 vs. New York 89
- Jan 18, 2021 – New York 91 vs. Orlando 84
- Feb 06, 2020 – New York 105 vs. Orlando 103
- Oct 30, 2019 – Orlando 95 vs. New York 83
- Apr 03, 2019 – Orlando 114 vs. New York 100
- Feb 26, 2019 – New York 108 vs. Orlando 103
- Nov 18, 2018 – Orlando 131 vs. New York 117
- Nov 11, 2018 – Orlando 115 vs. New York 89
- Apr 03, 2018 – Orlando 97 vs. New York 73
- Feb 22, 2018 – New York 120 vs. Orlando 113
- Dec 03, 2017 – Orlando 105 vs. New York 100
- Nov 08, 2017 – Orlando 112 vs. New York 99
- Mar 06, 2017 – New York 113 vs. Orlando 105
- Mar 01, 2017 – New York 101 vs. Orlando 90
- Jan 02, 2017 – Orlando 115 vs. New York 103
- Dec 22, 2016 – New York 106 vs. Orlando 95
- Feb 26, 2016 – New York 108 vs. Orlando 95
- Dec 21, 2015 – Orlando 107 vs. New York 99
- Nov 25, 2015 – Orlando 100 vs. New York 91
Injury Report for Orlando
- Admiral Schofield: Out (Knee)
- Wendell Carter Jr.: Out (Wrist)
- Franz Wagner: Out (Ankle)
- Jalen Suggs: Out (Ankle)
- Bol Bol: Out for the Season (Foot)
- Jonathan Isaac: Out for the Season (Hamstring)
Injury Report for New York
- Quentin Grimes: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
- Miles McBride: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
- Nerlens Noel: Out (Foot)
- Derrick Rose: Out (Ankle)
- Julius Randle: Out (Quadriceps)
- Cam Reddish: Out for the Season (Shoulder)
- Kemba Walker: Out for the Season (Rest)