The NBA is back in action today as the Indiana Pacers as the New York Knicks will clash with the Orlando Magic.
New York Knicks Form
The Knicks are having a poor season this year. Moreover, they suffered 6 defeats in their last 7 games. However, they managed to show some good performances in their last game as they beat the Bulls. Yet, the Knicks have been eliminated from playoff contention. They are placed on the last position in the Eastern Conference. This team will need to improve a lot next season.
One the offensive side of the game, the Knicks score an average of 104.9 points per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the 21st spot in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 44.7 boards per game combined with 20 assists per night.
On the defensive side of the game, this New York team is conceding an average of 114.1 points per night. Therefore, this record makes them the 25th defensive team in the NBA this season.
Orlando Magic Form
Orlando suffered their second defeat in a row in their last game against the Raptors. However, this was an expected defeat as Toronto are a strong team, especially at home.
The Magic entered Tuesday ninth in the Eastern Conference with half a game behind the Heat for the final playoff spot with four games to go.
One the offensive side of the game, the Magic score an average of 106.4 points per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the 25th spot in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 45.3 boards per game combined with 25.4 assists per night.
On the defensive side of the game, this Orlando team is conceding an average of 106.5 points per night. Therefore, this record makes them the 5th best defensive team in the NBA this season.
The Knicks are trying to play a spoiler in the last few games of the season. However, this team is going nowhere as they are having a poor season. On the other side, the Magic is fighting for a playoff spot and they need to win a few more games in order to achieve that. And there is not a better opportunity for a win than a game against the Knicks. Take Orlando in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic 04/02/2019 is: take the Orlando Magic -425 (Moneyline).
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