Where: Madison Square Garden
When: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 7:30 pm ET
We have an Eastern Conference NBA matchup to consider when the Orlando Magic meet the New York Knicks for game two of their three-game season series. The Magic are 22-29 this season and enter this matchup hoping to end a one-game winning streak. The Knicks are 15-26 this season and is working on a two-game winning streak when they host Orlando tonight.
Magic Fall to BostonThe Magic have lost four of their last five games and are 21.5 games behind the Milwaukee Bucks for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Thursday marks game three of a three-game road trip and Orlando is 9-17 as the away team. Orlando has lost three of its last five road games and is currently the eighth seed in the east with a 3.5 game lead over the Chicago Bulls.
Orlando scores 103.3 points while allowing 104.8 points per game and is shooting 43.1 percent from the field, 33.7 percent from downtown and 75.9 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Magic has seven players scoring in double figures and are led by guard Evan Fournier. Fournier scores an average of 18.7 points per game with 2.7 caroms and 3.3 assists per game. Fournier drains 40.4 percent of his triple attempts this season and scored 26 points with four rebounds in the Magic road loss to Boston.
Knicks Two Game Winning StreakThe Knicks have won three of their last five games and if the regular season were to end today, Chicago would be the thirteenth seed in the Eastern Conference and miss the playoffs by seven games. Thursday marks game one of a one-game homestand followed by a two-game road trip and the Knicks are 7-18 at Madison Square Garden this season.
15 PTS | 6 AST | 4 STL@Dennis1SmithJr got it done last night vs. Cleveland pic.twitter.com/CMJVQxhIMR— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) February 4, 2020
New York scores 104.5 points while allowing 111.7 points per game and is shooting 43.9 percent from the field, 33.6 percent from downtown and 69.1 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Knicks have three players scoring in double figures and are led by forward Marcus Morris Sr. Morris scores an average of 19.6 points per game with 5.4 caroms and 1.4 assists per game. Morris drains 43.9 percent of his triple attempts this season and scored 26 points in the Knicks overtime road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
- Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game.
- Knicks are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest.
The top supporting trends for this game found on Covers.com, are:
- Magic are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- Magic are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Magic are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.