Stadium: Amway Center. (Orlando)
The New York Knicks had a crazy game against Boston, beating the Celtics after only two overtime periods. In the second game, it should be easier as Tom Thibodeau's team will face the rebuilding of the Orlando Magic. Will the Knickerbockers get away with it? We'll pick a few options to bet on at once.Receive Sign-Up Bonus!
Orlando's mission is to develop youngsters
The Magic have a lot of interesting young players in their roster. Particularly notable are sophomore Cole Anthony and rookie Jalen Suggs. Modern defensemen with good long-range shooting have a good chance to develop into true stars. Creating the conditions for their development is the main task of the Florida franchise this season. The results aren't that important yet.
In the season's opening game against San Antonio, Suggs and Anthony were in the starting lineup. The first game of the new lineup was uneventful, with only six shots on 26 attempts. Well, that often happens the first time. As for the game, the Spurs easily handled the Magic, 123-97.
New York had their best start of the season
The Lakers against Golden State might have been tougher, but the Knicks and Celtics made some real plays too. The final score was 138-134 (116-116). Tom Thibodeau's gang still managed to wow Madison Square Garden with a win. Julius Randle scored 35 points and Evan Fournier 32, playing his debut game for his new team in the starting lineup. Also worth noting were 17 rebounds by Mitchell Robinson, who celebrated his return to the floor after an injury. The Knicks showed their mettle and flexed their strengths in the offseason. The legendary Knickerbockers plan to surpass last season's achievement, a first-round playoff elimination.
Expert Betting Tips
Orlando have a very young roster that is unlikely, even at home, to stand up to teams such as the New York Knicks on equal terms. The New York Knicks have improved their roster quite a bit and are certainly a playoff-level team right now. Any postseason contender should beat today's Orlando.
The prediction is a convincing win for New York.
- Handicap 2 (-7) for 1.90;
- Individual Total 2 Over 109 for 1.90;
- W2 and Total Over 212.5 for 2.50.