The Orlando Magic host the New York Knicks in an Eastern Conference face-off at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday. New York is favored by 1.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 225 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page).
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The model knows the Knicks bring the superior offense into this matchup. New York is scoring 1.15 points per possession, and the Knicks lead the NBA in second-chance points (17.4 per game). The Knicks are in the top five in turnover rate, offensive rebound rate, and free throw creation, with three players averaging more than 20 points per game. The model also knows the Magic bring sound metrics to the table on defense. Orlando is No. 6 in the NBA in 3-point defense, with opponents shooting only 35.0% from beyond the arc. The Magic are also in the top eight in points allowed in the paint and second-chance points allowed, with Orlando landing above the NBA average in defensive rebound rate and free throw prevention.
Now, it has set its sights on Knicks vs. Magic. We can tell you the model is leaning Over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 60% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.
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