Orlando Magic at New York Knicks (Feb. 6, 2020): How To Watch, Odds and Prediction

Terrence Ross and the Orlando Magic aim to end their road trip 2-1 with a win over the New York Knicks. (Photo by Gary Bassing/NBAE via Getty Images)
Terrence Ross and the Orlando Magic aim to end their road trip 2-1 with a win over the New York Knicks. (Photo by Gary Bassing/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Orlando Magic complete their three-game road trip against the New York Knicks with the trade deadline looming over both teams.

Orlando Magic (22-29) vs. New York Knicks (15-36)


7:30 p.m./FOX Sports Florida





$42-$496 on StubHub

2020 Season Series:

Magic 95, Knicks 83

in Orlando on Oct. 30; Tonight in New York City; April 8 in New York City

PaceOff. Rtg.Def. Rtg.eFG%O.Reb.%TO%FTR
New York99.2105.0112.149.529.314.125.6

OMD Prediction

At this point, nobody really knows what the New York Knicks are going to look like when the teams take the floor. The trade deadline very well could change a lot and they could be in flux. This is a game that is ripe for the Magic to get themselves right. Orlando is playing better overall and seem to have their defense back in some order. Maybe not to beat good teams, but certainly to beat a team like the Knicks. These are the kind of teams the Magic have to beat. The biggest concern for this game is rebounding. The Magic have to be good on the glass to win this game. Otherwise, with solid ball movement, the Magic should be ablet o break them down.

27. Prediction. 108. 38. 95

1) The Orlando Magic could not stop Jayson Tatum and Gordon Hayward down the stretch as they fell to the Boston Celtics. Oddly, turnovers also played a huge factor in the Celtics’ win.

2) The Orlando Magic acquitted themselves well during their only scheduled national television appearance. But even the national broadcasters highlighted their biggest deficiency.

3) Orlando Magic players’ approach to the trade deadline is to ignore it, Josh Robbins of The Athletic writes.

4) The Orlando Magic’s future is catching up to them as the trade deadline approaches. The Magic have to start to trust their youth, Omar Cabrera writes.

5) Chris Crouse of SLAM breaks down the Orlando Magic’s trade assets at the trade deadline.

6) CAA agent Leon Rose is set to become the New York Knicks’ new president of basketball operations, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports.

7) RJ Barrett is expected to make his return to the court Thursday after missing nine games with a high ankle sprain. He has been going full bore to return, Marc Berman of the New York Post writes.

8) The Orlando Magic are still hunting for their pace midway through the season.

9) Mohamed Bamba is showing improvement and making strides with a recent run of good play, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com writes.

10) New York Knicks owner James Dolan hired a consultant to help repair his image, but George Willis of the New York Post writes that he is too far gone to be saved from the wrath of Knicks fans.

11) Dennis Smith Jr.’s time with the New York Knicks appears to be limited and nearing its end, Nicholas Lubrano of Daily Knicks writes.

12) New York Knicks general manager Scott Perry delivered a message to his team — carry on through the chaos of the team’s front office changes, Marc Berman of the New York Post writes.

13) The New York Knicks’ quest to trade Marcus Morris is complicated with both the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers chasing him, Marc Berman of the New York Post writes.

14) Aaron Gordon is seeking redemption and his place in history as he re-enters the dunk contest.

15) The New York Knicks reportedly have an interest in acquiring Indiana Pacers guard Aaron Holiday, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports.

16) Markelle Fultz and top NFL prospect Chase Young were teammates at DeMatha and the two still connect as they build up their professional careers, Ben Standig of The Athletic writes.

17) Markelle Fultz checked off another box on his career checklist, hitting the 82-game mark for his career. And there seems to be a lot more to come.

18) Arden Franklyn of Posting and Toasting says Westchester Knicks forward Ignas Brazdeikis is ready for the NBA.

19) The Orlando Magic appear to be targeting some property near the Amway Center as the location for a new training facility, something the team has talked about for a while, Ryan Gillespie of the Orlando Sentinel writes.