As part of the next match of the regular NBA championship, the basketball players of the Orlando Magic and the New York Knicks will come face to face. On whose side will the victory be in this confrontation? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this match.
There are a lot of young and interesting players in the Orlando camp. Col Anthony and Jaylen Suggs stand out from the general background. Modern defenders have a great long-range throw. They have every chance to grow into real NBA stars. Orlando is currently working on this task, and therefore the results are fading into the background. In the opening match of the season on the road against San Antonio, Suggs and Anthony played in the starting lineup, but could not please the fans. This is the case when the first pancake came out lumpy, with the Spurs easily beat the Magic with a score of 123:97.
New York Knicks
The Knicks and Celtics gave a real performance in the first match, where the outcome of the meeting was decided only in overtime (138:134 OT). Tom Thibodeau's team still managed to please the Garden with a victory. Randle scored 35 points in that meeting. Another 32 were credited to Fournier. Robinson's 17 rebounds are also striking. The center celebrated a remarkable return to the floor after a serious injury. The Knicks were able to show character and seriously surprised with the variability of the composition.
Statistics and figures:
- The Knicks are listed as clear favorites of the duel;
- Orlando lost in 4 out of 5 meetings;
- The Knicks have lost only once in 10 meetings;
- New York's winning streak is 7 matches;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with a score of 94:93 in favor of the Knicks.
It is curious that in recent years, the decisive factor in the face-to-face meetings of teams is the factor of their parquet. So, in the previous 8 games, the team playing at home won. Most likely, this trend will be repeated today. I bet on the hosts, who are considered the obvious underdog of the game.