On Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, the Orlando Magic (3-11) are playing the New York Knicks (8-6) at Madison Square Garden. As of yet, the Magic are 4-10 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA regular season, whereas the Knicks are 7-7 against the spread. BetUS odds are posted down below.
Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks odds, predictions, picks and game preview
Start time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Madison Square Garden; New York, New York
TV channels: Bally Sports Florida, MSG Network, NBA League Pass, MSG+
Radio broadcast: WEPN, WYGM-FM/AM
ESPN’s Basketball Power Index: Knicks have a 78.6% chance of winning
Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks news
Upon further review of Land of Basketball’s statistics, these Eastern Conference teams have played one another 121 times all-time during the regular season. The Magic are 62-59 versus the Knicks. Nevertheless, in the previous three head-to-head meetings, New York is 2-1 against Orlando. On Oct. 24, 2021, the Magic won 110-104 at Madison Square Garden. Not to mention, the W-L record for these teams is tied at 5-5 over the last 10 head-to-head contests.
After the Knicks defeated the Pacers 92-84 on Monday, head coach Tom Thibodeau was asked about Immanuel Quickley’s stunning effort. “He’s a very underrated defender. He’s a fierce competitor,” he replied. “Sometimes we have to reel him in a little bit with his gamblers, but he’s underrated.” The second-year player is averaging 8.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.
“He’s a very underrated defender. He’s a fierce competitor… Sometimes we have to reel him in a little bit with his gambles, but he’s underrated.”
Tom Thibodeau on Immanuel Quickley, who delivered on both ends of the floor in NYK’s win vs. Indiana: https://t.co/j0Iv3TUoRA
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) November 16, 2021
Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks betting lines and odds
Point spread: Knicks -11 (-110)
Best moneyline: Magic +550, Knicks -750
Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks injury report
Magic: SG E’Twaun Moore (questionable) | SG Michael Carter-Williams (questionable) | PF Jonathan Isaac (out indefinitely) | PG Markelle Fultz (out indefinitely) | PG Jalen Suggs (questionable)
Knicks: C Nerlens Noel (questionable)
Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks preview
Furthermore, on Monday, in the Magic’s 129-111 road loss versus the Hawks, guard Cole Anthony led his team in scoring, finishing his performance with 29 points in 36 minutes played. Franz Wagner and Terrence Ross each scored 19 points as well. Wagner also accumulated 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 35 minutes spent on the court. In the fourth quarter, the Hawks outscored the Magic 36 to 27.
In addition to Atlanta outscoring Orlando 54 to 44 in the paint, the Magic failed to sink important shots in the second half. The team shot 43-for-95 (45.3%) from the field and 16-for-43 (37.2%) from three-point range. Plus, Orlando is now on a three-game losing streak. They have won only two of their past 10 games on their schedule. Also, the team is 2-5 away and 3-4 ATS away.
Meanwhile, in the Knicks’ 92-84 home win against the Pacers on Monday, Kemba Walker and Immanuel Quickley each scored 16 points. Forward Julius Randle closed out his night with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 35 minutes of action. In this low-scoring contest, the Knicks outscored the Pacers 23 to 10 in the fourth quarter.
While both teams struggled to generate at least 100 points, New York needed only 92 points to defeat Indiana. They shot 37-for-86 (43%) from the floor and 11-for-34 (32.4%) from behind the arc. The team’s victory over the Pacers snapped their two-game losing streak. Despite losing five of their previous 10 games, they have better odds of winning tonight. They are 3-4 at home and 3-4 ATS at home.
Projected starting lineup
Magic: PG Cole Anthony | SG Jalen Suggs | SF Franz Wagner | PF Wendell Carter Jr. | C Mohamed Bamba
Knicks: PG Kemba Walker | SG Evan Fournier | SF RJ Barrett | PF Julius Randle | C Mitchell Robinson
Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks prediction
Moreover, the total for tonight’s Eastern Conference matchup is set at 209. Referencing the spread consensus, 63% of bettors are expecting the Knicks to cover the spread at Madison Square Garden. According to the total consensus, 52% of gamblers are predicting the total will go over 209. Leading into this intraconference game, Orlando is 0-0 as a selected favorite, 3-11 as an underdog and 3-4 ATS away, while New York is 6-5 as a favorite, 2-1 as an underdog and 3-4 ATS at home.
For noteworthy betting trends, the Magic are 1-5 ATS in their last six performances. Additionally, the total has gone under in five of the team’s past seven games, and they are 3-17 straight up in their previous 20 contests this season. Next, they are 0-5 ATS in their last five matches on the road against Eastern Conference opponents. Lastly, Orlando is 1-4 SU in the team’s past five games played at Madison Square Garden.
On the other side, the Knicks are 3-6 ATS in their previous nine performances. Also, the total has gone under in six of the team’s last seven games. And, they are 3-10 SU in their past 13 games played in the month of November. Next, New York is 1-5 ATS in the team’s previous six contests played versus Southeast Division opponents. In conclusion, contemplate picking the Knicks to win and they will cover the spread against the Magic.
Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks betting pick
Pick the Knicks to win at home, they will cover the spread and the total will go over 218. New York is a 11-point favorite with BetUS.
Source: Basketball Insider