Orlando Magic vs New York Knicks – NBA: Tonight at 00:00 (London Time) the Orlando Magic host the NY Knicks…
On a game of the NBA regular stage, with the hosts being favoured, much due to their recent form on the biggest basketball competition in the world.
The Orlando Magic (6:3) are in 3rd place of their conference and Frank Vogel’s team is coming off a loss against the Boston Celtics (104-88), which was a normal result. What I didn’t expect however, was their 105-83 loss to Chicago.
The injury of Elfrid Payton has left the team weaker, but they still have some valuable players, like Nikola Vucevic, Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier, Mareese Speights, Bismack Biyombo, etc.
After two home losses, one of them against a tough team, they will want to show that they weren’t just lucky at the beginning of the season and will try to get the win.
The NY Knicks (6:4) are coming off a very interesting victory yesterday against the Hornets, where they were able to comeback from 19 points down to win.
The team is not the same from last season, since they traded Melo to OKC and finally decided to give the Europeans on their team a chance, which has been paying off, since they have been carrying the team.
Kristaps Porzingis is the big responsible for that change and the Latvian is playing very well on this start of the season. Tim Hardaway and Enes Kanter have also been playing well for the NY team.
Orlando Magic vs NY Knicks – Betting Tip and Prediction:
For tonight, I think that a home win makes every sense, since they are the more well-rested team (3 days), they play at home, have the more complete roster and need to win, because they are coming off 2 negative results.
The Knicks are playing really well, and Porzingis is being able to have an impact, but yesterday they had to do a lot to beat the Hornets and I believe the team will feel some fatigue tonight.
This way, my value bet will be the following: