Upcoming Free Picks

New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic,
2-22-2018 - Expert Prediction

This is a past game! View all upcoming NBA games instead!

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#553 New York
Knicks 211
#554 Orlando
Magic -3.5

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:05pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Game Stats

New York Knicks

23 - 36

28-31
ATS
29-29
O/U
103
PPG
106
OPPG

Orlando Magic

18 - 39

27-29
ATS
25-32
O/U
105
PPG
109
OPPG

New York Knicks (23-36) at Orlando Magic (18-39)

NBA: Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. ET

The New York Knicks hit the road to take on the Orlando Magic for a Thursday night contest. Orlando has won both meetings against New York this season. In their most recent meeting on Dec. 3, the Magic beat the Knicks 105-100. Nikola Vucevic led the Magic with 34 points and 12 rebounds. The good news for the Magic is that Vucevic (hand) and Aaron Gordon (hip) are expected to play. Gordon leads the Magic as he is averaging 18.4 points and 8.3 rebounds. Unfortunately, the Knicks are without their star, Kristaps Porzingis who is out with a torn ACL injury. Michael Beasley is averaging 18.8 points and nine rebounds since Porzingis went down (4 games). Both teams will most likely miss the playoffs as expected.

Knicks fall to Wizards

The New York Knicks lost 118-113 to the Washington Wizards on last Wednesday night. New York led by as many as 27 points before getting outscored 39-15 in the third quarter. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 37 points on 6-of-9 from 3-point range. Enes Kanter wound up with 24 points, 14 rebounds, and five assists. The Wizards out-rebounded the Knicks 45-42 in the contest. Washington shot 55 percent from the field and New York shot 46 percent. Michael Beasley went for 16 points and 11 rebounds in the loss. The Knicks had no answer for Bradley Beal who had 36 points and seven assists. Washington committed 12 turnovers and New York had 10.

Magic fall to Hornets

Last Wednesday night, the Orlando Magic lost 104-102 to the Charlotte Hornets. Mario Hezonja led the Magic with 20 points and 10 rebounds. D.J. Augustin had 16 points on 4-of-6 from 3-point range. Charlotte shot 43 percent from the field and Orlando shot 42 percent. The Magic out-rebounded the Hornets 48-45 in the contest. Evan Fournier went for 13 points but he only shot 5-of-15 from the field. Orlando had no answer for Dwight Howard who had 22 points and 13 rebounds. Hezonja is averaging 16.1 points and 5.5 rebounds over the last 10 games. The Magic committed 20 turnovers and the Hornets had 12.

Trends:

The New York Knicks are:

  • 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
  • 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southeast.
  • 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss.

The Orlando Magic are:

  • 4-0 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a straight up loss.
  • 6-1 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.

New York will get big games from Beasley and Hardaway Jr. but it won’t be enough. Look for the return of the Magic frontcourt to ignite the Magic to victory.

The pick: Orlando

George Middleton

George has his Bachelor’s Degree from Cal State Long Beach in Communication Studies, minored in Journalism. He is an editor at Fansided powered network Air Alamo (San Antonio Spurs) and an NBA writer at RantSports. Plays in multiple basketball leagues. Has placed bets since the age of 15. Love watching basketball, baseball, and football games. Also loves Hip-Hop.

Login

Forgot Password?
Forgot your password? Enter your email and we'll send you a reset token:

Return to login
Enter the token from your email and a new password. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you didn't get the email.

Upcoming Free Picks

Friday, Sep 21
NCAAF
#305 Owls 71
#306 Knights -13
7:00pm
View Pick
#307 Nittany Lions
#308 Illini
9:00pm
View Pick
#309 Cougars 51.5
#310 Trojans -4.5
10:30pm
View Pick
MLB
#979 Cubs -160
#980 White Sox 9
4:10pm
View Pick
#951 Mets -140
#952 Nationals 8
7:05pm
View Pick
#953 Brewers -125
#954 Pirates 8
7:05pm
View Pick
#965 Orioles 9
#966 Yankees -270
7:05pm
View Pick
#967 Rays
#968 Blue Jays
7:05pm
View Pick
#955 Reds -130
#956 Marlins 7.5
7:10pm
View Pick
#969 Red Sox -125
#970 Indians 8
7:10pm
View Pick
#971 Royals 9
#972 Tigers -115
7:10pm
View Pick
#957 Phillies 8.5
#958 Braves -135
7:35pm
View Pick
#973 Mariners -125
#974 Rangers 10.5
8:05pm
View Pick
#975 Angels 8
#976 Astros -210
8:10pm
View Pick
#959 Giants 7.5
#960 Cardinals -145
8:15pm
View Pick
#961 Rockies 7.5
#962 Diamondbacks -130
9:40pm
View Pick
#977 Twins
#978 A's
10:05pm
View Pick
#963 Padres 7.5
#964 Dodgers -250
10:10pm
View Pick
Saturday, Sep 22
NCAAF
#311 Zips 50.5
#312 Cyclones -19.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#361 Cornhuskers 49.5
#362 Wolverines -18.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#403 Bulldogs -14
#404 Tigers 63.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#373 Midshipmen -5.5
#374 Mustangs 67
12:00pm
View Pick
#365 Golden Flashes
#366 Rebels
12:00pm
View Pick
#319 Golden Gophers 49
#320 Terrapins -1.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#351 Bulls -5.5
#352 Scarlet Knights 57
12:00pm
View Pick
#345 Wolf Pack 66.5
#346 Rockets -10.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#343 Fighting Irish -7.5
#344 Demon Deacons 55.5
12:00pm
View Pick
#339 Bobcats 59
#340 Bearcats -8
12:00pm
View Pick
#323 Eagles -7
#324 Boilermakers 65
12:00pm
View Pick
#329 Panthers -3
#330 Tar Heels 47.5
12:20pm
View Pick
#347 Cardinals 51
#348 Cavaliers -4
12:30pm
View Pick
#349 Broncos -7.5
#350 Panthers 62.5
2:00pm
View Pick
#321 Hilltoppers 50
#322 Cardinals -2.5
3:00pm
View Pick
#333 Redhawks -6.5
#334 Falcons 58
3:00pm
View Pick
#327 Panthers
#328 Hurricanes
3:30pm
View Pick
#331 Huskies 44.5
#332 Seminoles -12
3:30pm
View Pick
#335 Green Wave
#336 Buckeyes
3:30pm
View Pick
#337 Tigers -16
#338 Yellow Jackets 52.5
3:30pm
View Pick
#363 Wildcats 60
#364 Mountaineers -14.5
3:30pm
View Pick
#385 Jayhawks 59
#386 Bears -7
3:30pm
View Pick
#399 Hokies
#400 Monarchs
3:30pm
View Pick
#405 Aggies
#406 Crimson Tide
3:30pm
View Pick
#315 49ers 60.5
#316 Minutemen -7.5
3:30pm
View Pick
#387 Gamecocks -2.5
#388 Commodores 53.5
4:00pm
View Pick
#325 Huskies
#326 Orange
4:00pm
View Pick
#353 Wildcats -6.5
#354 Beavers 75.5
4:00pm
View Pick
#379 Horned Frogs -3
#380 Longhorns 52.5
4:30pm
View Pick
#401 Mean Green -12.5
#402 Flames 65
6:00pm
View Pick
#381 Black Knights
#382 Sooners
7:00pm
View Pick
#359 Bulldogs -9
#360 Wildcats 54
7:00pm
View Pick
#395 Bobcats 53
#396 Roadrunners -7
7:00pm
View Pick
#383 Bulldogs 51.5
#384 Tigers -20
7:00pm
View Pick
#397 Trojans -4.5
#398 Warhawks 62
7:00pm
View Pick
#377 Rebels 68
#378 Red Wolves -7.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#375 Chanticleers 65.5
#376 Ragin Cajuns -4
7:00pm
View Pick
#371 Red Raiders 79.5
#372 Cowboys -14
7:00pm
View Pick
#367 Owls 59
#368 Golden Eagles -14
7:00pm
View Pick
#357 Gators -4.5
#358 Volunteers 49
7:00pm
View Pick
#313 Wolfpack -5.5
#314 Thundering Herd 54.5
7:00pm
View Pick
#317 Spartans -6
#318 Hoosiers 48
7:30pm
View Pick
#369 Razorbacks
#370 Tigers
7:30pm
View Pick
#393 Aggies -3.5
#394 Miners 52
7:30pm
View Pick
#341 Pirates 63.5
#342 Bulls -20
8:00pm
View Pick
#355 Cardinal -2.5
#356 Ducks 55
8:00pm
View Pick
#389 Jaguars
#390 Tigers
8:00pm
View Pick
#407 Badgers -3
#408 Hawkeyes 44
8:30pm
View Pick
#391 Falcons 63.5
#392 Aggies -10.5
10:15pm
View Pick
#411 Eagles 47
#412 Aztecs -12
10:30pm
View Pick
#409 Sun Devils 50
#410 Huskies -17.5
10:30pm
View Pick
MLB
#915 Orioles
#916 Yankees
4:05pm
View Pick
#917 Rays
#918 Blue Jays
4:05pm
View Pick
#927 Twins
#928 A's
9:05pm
View Pick
#913 Padres
#914 Dodgers
9:10pm
View Pick
Sunday, Sep 23
NFL
#461 Colts 48.5
#462 Eagles -6.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#463 Bengals 44
#464 Panthers -3
1:00pm
View Pick
#465 Titans 39.5
#466 Jaguars -6.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#467 Saints 52.5
#468 Falcons -3
1:00pm
View Pick
#469 Broncos 44
#470 Ravens -5
1:00pm
View Pick
#471 Giants 44
#472 Texans -6
1:00pm
View Pick
#473 Raiders 44
#474 Dolphins -3
1:00pm
View Pick
#475 Packers -3
#476 Redskins 47.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#477 Bills
#478 Vikings
1:00pm
View Pick
#479 49ers 54.5
#480 Chiefs -6.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#481 Chargers 48
#482 Rams -7
4:05pm
View Pick
#483 Bears -5.5
#484 Cardinals 40
4:25pm
View Pick
#485 Cowboys 44.5
#486 Seahawks -1.5
4:25pm
View Pick
#487 Patriots -6.5
#488 Lions 50
8:20pm
View Pick
Monday, Sep 24
NFL
#489 Steelers -1
#490 Buccaneers 51
8:15pm
View Pick