The New York Knicks (1-1) host the Orlando Magic (1-2) at Madison Square Garden, starting at 7:30 PM ET on Monday, October 24, 2022. The Magic are 7.5-point underdogs in the game. The point total for the matchup is 222.
New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Knicks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Knicks have -291 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +235 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 222 points.
Knicks vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, October 24, 2022
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBATV
- Location: New York City, New York
- Arena: Madison Square Garden
Knicks vs. Magic Betting Trends
The Knicks covered the spread 38 times in 82 games last year. New York went 23-15 in games it was favored on the moneyline last season (winning 60.5% of those games). In 82 Knicks games last season, 38 of them went over the total.
The Magic’s record against the spread last season was 36-45-1. Last season, Orlando was the underdog 73 times and won 17, or 23.3%, of those games. There were 41 Magic games (out of 82) that went over the total last season.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Knicks vs. Magic Injury Report
Knicks: Quentin Grimes: Out (Foot)
Magic: Jalen Suggs: Out (Ankle), Moritz Wagner: Out (Ankle), Jonathan Isaac: Out (Hamstring), Markelle Fultz: Out (Toe), Gary Harris: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the New York Knicks
New York was the fifth-worst squad in the league in points scored (106.5 per game) and sixth in points allowed (106.6) last year. Offensively the Knicks were worse at home last year, posting 106 points per game, compared to 107 per game in road games.
Beyond the arc, New York was eighth in the league in 3-pointers made per game (13.2) last year. It was 13th in 3-point percentage at 35.7%. Last year, the Knicks took 57.2% of their shots from inside the arc, and 42.8% from beyond it. In terms of makes, 65.0% of the Knicks’ buckets were 2-pointers, and 35.0% were 3-pointers.
What you need to know about the Orlando Magic
Orlando struggled to generate points last year, ranking second-worst in the league with 104.2 points per game. It fared better defensively, ranking 20th by allowing 112.2 points per contest. At home, the Magic averaged 104.2 points per game last season. On the road, they scored the same number.
Orlando, who ranked 15th in the league with 12.2 made threes per game, shot just 33.1% from beyond the arc, which was third-worst in the NBA. Last season the Magic took 58.3% two-pointers, accounting for 68.2% of the team’s baskets. They shot 41.7% from three-point land (31.8% of the team’s baskets).
Knicks vs. Magic Predictions and Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Knicks, and we predict that Knicks will cover the spread (Knicks -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 222 points.
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