New York Knicks versus Orlando Magic Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-30-2013

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The 14-30 Orlando Magic will travel to face the 27-15 New York Knicks in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from New York is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game will come out on Wednesday afternoon as Aaron Afflalo is questionable for the Magic with a calf injury.

The teams have met twice this season with the Knicks winning and covering both games which were held in Orlando.

The Magic is 6-14 on the road this season. Orlando has lost six straight games. They are coming off the 97-77 road defeat on Monday to the Brooklyn Nets as a +9 ½ point underdog. The total came in at under 195 ½ points. Orlando shot just 40% from the floor and went cold from three hitting on 6 of 27 in the loss. They couldn’t take advantage of 20 Nets turnovers as they allowed Brooklyn 50% shooting. Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and 9 rebounds on 9 of 13 in the loss. The Magic defense has been poor as they have allowed over 100 points in seven of ten games.

The Knicks are 15-6 on their home court. The team is a .500 team over their past ten games. They come off the 106-104 home win on Sunday night to the Atlanta Hawks as a -5 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 194 points. New York shot over 54% from the floor and connected on 16 of 27 from three. Carmelo Anthony had 42 points on 15 of 28 shooting. It was Raymond Felton’s second game back with the team and he dishes out ten assists. Felton’s presence on the team creates better looks for Anthony and increase the Knicks shooting percentage. Good thing the Knicks shot well because they allowed Atlanta 60% from the floor. New York is 20th in the NBA in shooting percentage hitting on 44.2% from the floor. They dipped this far because Felton was missing from the lineup.

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