Knicks vs. Magic Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Thursday, March 23, 2023

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Knicks vs. Magic Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 23, 2023

NBA Predictions

New York is a 2.5-point favorite against Orlando when Julius Randle’s Knicks (42-32) and the Franz Wagner-led Magic (30-43) take the court on March 23, 2023. A 227.5-point over/under is set for the game.

Knicks vs. Magic Odds

  • Knicks odds to win: -141
  • Magic odds to win: +119
  • Spread: Knicks (-2.5)
  • Total: 227.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Amway Center in Orlando, Florida
  • TV: NBA TV, BSFL, and MSG

Who Will Win Knicks vs. Magic?

Knicks and Magic Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Knicks are 16-11 against the spread when favored by 2.5 points or more this season.

The Magic are 30-18-3 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this season.

The two teams average a combined 0.4 fewer points per game, 227.1, than this matchup’s total of 227.5 points.

New York and Orlando have seen its opponents average a combined 0.3 fewer points per game than the over/under of 227.5 set for this matchup.

The average over/under the Knicks have had set in games this year is 0.8 more points than this outing’s point total.

The average point total for Orlando this year is 1.4 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

New York has a 41-32-1 record against the spread this season.

The Magic have gone 39-31-3 ATS this season.

Knicks Stats & Insights

The Knicks’ +195 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 2.6 points per game) is a result of scoring 115.4 points per game (13th in the NBA) while allowing 112.8 per contest (11th in the league).

The 46.8 rebounds per game the Knicks average rank second in the NBA, and are 4.5 more than the 42.3 their opponents collect per outing.

New York hits 12.4 three-pointers per game (12th in the league) at a 35.0% rate (22nd in the NBA), compared to the 12.9 its opponents make while shooting 35.1% from deep.

The Knicks rank sixth in the league by averaging 114.4 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 13th in the NBA, allowing 111.5 points per 100 possessions.

During the 2022-23 season, the Knicks score 2.4 more points per home game on average than on the road (116.6 at home, 114.2 on the road), and are also conceding 0.1 more points per home game compared to road games (112.9 at home, 112.8 on the road).

Magic Stats & Insights

The Magic have a -198 scoring differential, falling short by 2.7 points per game. They’re putting up 111.7 points per game, 26th in the league, and are allowing 114.4 per contest to rank 17th in the NBA.

Orlando grabs 42.9 rebounds per game (17th in league), compared to the 41.9 of its opponents.

The Magic hit 2.4 fewer threes per game than the opposition, 10.6 (27th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 13.0.

The Magic record 109.4 points per 100 possessions (27th in league), while giving up 111.9 points per 100 possessions (15th in NBA).

Orlando averages 114.5 points per game at home, and 108.9 away.

Knicks Key Players to Watch

Randle averages 25.5 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, with 4.2 assists.

Jalen Brunson’s averages this season are 23.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game.

Randle leads active Knicks in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.9 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Josh Hart picks pockets to the tune of 1.1 takeaways per game, while Mitchell Robinson compiles 1.6 rejections per contest.

Magic Key Players to Watch

Wagner pours in 18.8 points per game. He also adds 4.0 rebounds per outing and 3.5 assists per contest.

This season, Wendell Carter Jr. is averaging 15.6 points, 2.4 assists and 8.9 rebounds per game.

Wagner hits 1.7 threes per game.

The Magic’s defensive effort gets a lift from Markelle Fultz’s 1.5 steals and Bol Bol’s 1.2 blocks per game.

Knicks vs. Magic Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Knicks (- 2.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (227.5)

  • Prediction:
    Knicks 116 – Magic 112

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