Knicks vs Magic Prediction NBA Picks Today 3/8

Knicks vs Magic Prediction NBA Picks Today 3/8

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Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks Preview - Prediction KingPin Pro

New York, NY; March 8, 2024, 5:30 p.m. EST

 

Game Odds

Odds by ESPN BET

Time Spread Total ML
5:30 PM +1.5 (-115) o208.5 (-105) EVEN
- -1.5 (-105) u208.5 (-115) -120

 

Game Overview

The Orlando Magic (37-26) take on the New York Knicks (36-26) on March 8, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. EST. The Magic enter the game on a five-game win streak and aim to continue their strong performances against the Knicks.

 

Team Statistics

Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic have been in excellent form lately, winning their last five games convincingly. Led by P. Banchero, the Magic are confident heading into their matchup against the Knicks.

New York Knicks

The New York Knicks have also been performing well, but they face a tough challenge against the Magic. With several key players out due to injuries, the Knicks will need to rely on their depth to secure a victory.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

Injuries may impact player availability and team dynamics.

Orlando Magic

Wendell Carter Jr. is a game-time decision for the Magic, which could affect their performance against the Knicks.

New York Knicks

The Knicks are missing key players such as Julius Randle and Mitchell Robinson, which could weaken their defense and rebounding against the Magic.

 

Recent Performances

Orlando Magic

The Magic are on a five-game winning streak, showcasing strong performances on both ends of the court. With momentum on their side, the Magic are poised to continue their winning ways against the Knicks.

New York Knicks

The Knicks have been inconsistent in their recent performances, alternating between wins and losses. Without key players available, the Knicks face a tough challenge against the surging Magic.

 

Prediction

The under of 208.5 points is the pick for this game between the Orlando Magic and the New York Knicks. Several factors contribute to this prediction:

  • Defensive Matchup: Both teams boast strong defensive units that can limit their opponents' scoring opportunities.
  • Injuries: Key players are sidelined for both teams, which could affect offensive production.
  • Previous Meetings: Historically, games between these two teams have been low-scoring affairs, indicating a trend towards the under.

Considering these factors, along with the teams' recent performances and injury situations, expect a closely contested game with fewer scoring opportunities, resulting in the total points falling under 208.5.

Pick: Under 208.5

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