Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks 1/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks 1/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Orlando Magic will be playing against the New York Knicks at the Madison Square Garden in New York on Monday, January 18, 2021, at 12:00 PM ET. Orlando suffered their 5th loss at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets last Saturday to a score of 115-122. The Magic is in 1st place in the Eastern Conference at 6-7 and first in the Southeast Division and a team-percentage of .462. Center Nikola Vucevic led Orlando in scoring, rebounding, and assist department with 34 points, 10 boards, & 7 assists. Terence Ross pitched in 23 and Cole Anthony contributed 16 points in the losing effort for the Magic.

Orlando struggled in shooting from the field with only 46.3% (44/95), even worse in scoring from beyond the arc with just 30.4% (14/46) efficiency, connected 13 of 16 (81.3%) attempts from the foul line, and had a better scoring in the paint with 44 points. The Magic grabbed 29 defensive and 9 offensive rebounds with a game-high 28 assists. Orlando denied 4 shot attempts and stole the ball 13 times with 12 turnovers while committing 19 personal fouls in the loss.

Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks Predictions 1/18/2021

The New York Knicks snapped their five-game losing streak after beating the Boston Celtics last Sunday at 105-75. New York improved their standing to 6-8 with a .429 team-percentage but stayed in 4th place of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. PF Julius Randle led the Knicks in scoring and rebounding with 20 points and 12 boards. SG RJ Barrett contributed 19 points, 3 assists and 11 rebounds while Immanuel Quickley chipped in 17 points and a team-high 8 assists.

New York dominated all major scoring areas over the Boston Celtics with 47.5% (38/80) shooting rate from the field, connected 12 of 31 (38.7%) attempts from the three-point region, sank 17 of 21 free throw attempts for 81.0% efficiency, and knocked down 48 points in the paint. The Knicks also controlled the glass with 53 total rebounds (10 came from the offensive end) and dished out a game-high 22 assists. The New York Knicks denied 7 attempted shots with 11 steals and won the turnover battle with 16 to 17.

Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks. The NBA Pick for this game is New York +1. The Magic ranked 26th on the offense and 20th on defense while the Knicks ranked 29th on the offense and 5th on defense. Orlando is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 outings and 1-4 SU in its last 5 contests on the road. New York is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 matches and the totals went UNDER in 5 of the Knicks’ last 7 games at home. The Magic’s SG Evan Fournier will not be playing in this match due to back spasms while New York is favored with good health. These two teams ranked in the league’s bottom 5 teams in offensive efficiency. The advantage is on the Knicks to win at home. Final Score Prediction, New York Knicks will win and cover ATS at 105-99.

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Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks 1/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 12:00 PM ET

Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY

Date: Monday, January 18, 2021


NBA Odds/Point Spread: New York Knicks +1

NBA Totals: 207

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