The New York Knicks host the Orlando Magic tonight in Madison Square Garden as they hope to build on some momentum. For up to the minute spreads and totals on this big matchup please visit Oddsmaker sportsbook.
Head to head the Magic are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings and 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings in New York. The favorite in 6-2 ATS in the last 8 games between these two teams as well. A stat of note is that the Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 a home when facing a team with a winning overall road record. The Knicks are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 at the Garden and overall ATS are 8-1 in their last 9 games. The Magic are 7-3 ATS overall in their last 10. However they are just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games which may be important to factor when evaluating this game.
It figures that the injury bug has hit the Knicks hard right when they are playing their best ball of the season. They have won seven of right games, but will have several key players questionable for this key matchup with the Magic. Amar’e Stoudamire we know will already miss the game, and it is possible that Jeremy Lin and Carmelo Anthony will join him on the sideline with injuries as well. Anthony is dealing with a wrist issue, while Lin is dealing with a balky knee.
It would be impossible to pick this game until the status of Jeremy Lin and Anthony are known. Look for this game to be hotly contested however no matter who is playing and look for the Garden to be rocking especially if they are cheering on an undermanned Knicks team so if you are getting points bet the Knicks at online sports books.