knicks vs. magic odds, line, spread: 2021 nba picks, oct. 22 predictions from proven computer model
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The Orlando Magic will take on the New York Knicks at 7 p.m. ET on Friday at the Amway Center. The Magic lost their season opener on Wednesday to San Antonio, 123-97. The Knicks beat the Celtics in double overtime in their opener, 138-134. 

The Knicks won two of three meetings with the Magic last season. New York is favored by 8.5-points in the latest Magic vs. Knicks odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 212.5. Before entering any Knicks vs. Magic picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned almost $9,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three seasons. The model finished up almost $600 on its top-rated picks last season and enters the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 100-66 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Magic vs. Knicks. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Magic vs. Knicks:

Magic vs. Knicks spread: Magic +8.5Magic vs. Knicks over-under: 212.5 pointsFeatured Game| Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks MoneylineSpreadTotal ORL +285 BET NOW +8-110BET NOW o213-110BET NOW NY -360 BET NOW -8-110BET NOW u213-110BET NOW

What you need to know about the Magic

The Magic were outscored 26-6 in fast-break points in their loss to the Spurs on Wednesday. Orlando trailed by 12 points at halftime and saw the deficit grow to 23 in the fourth quarter. The Magic committed 16 turnovers, while knocking down 40.7 percent of their shots from the field. 

Mo Bamba led the Magic with 18 points and four blocked shots. Last season, Bamba averaged 8.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. Orlando was 11-25 at home last season. 

What you need to know about the Knicks

Evan Fournier scored a career-high 32 points in Wednesday’s win over Boston, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 56 seconds remaining in the second overtime. He became the first Knicks player to score 30 points in his debut with the team. Julius Randle had 35 points, nine assists and eight rebounds. RJ Barrett scored all of his 19 points after the first half. 

Kemba Walker had 10 points and eight assists in his first game with New York. Randle had a career-high 17 assists in his last meeting with the Magic. Taj Gibson (personal) is questionable for Friday’s game and Nerlens Noel (knee) is out. 

How to make Magic vs. Knicks picks

The model has simulated Magic vs. Knicks 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Magic vs. Knicks? And which side of the spread hits in nearly 70 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Magic vs. Knicks spread you need to jump on Friday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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