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MAGIC: (-1.5, O/U 206.5) Orlando has won their past 5 games SU, with the past 3 coming by double digits. The Magic have been impressive considering they are all but locked into the #4 seed in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Orlando is 4 games behind #3 and 5.5 games ahead of #5. Orlando is 47-26 SU and 31-41-1 ATS overall this season. The Magic are 21-15 SU and 14-21 ATS in road games this year. Orlando is 3-6 ATS as a road favorite of 3 points or fewer this season. The Magic are 2-5 ATS when playing on 2 days rest this year. C Dwight Howard is having an MVP caliber season, as he's leading the Magic with 23.1 PPG and 14.2 RPG. Defensively, the Magic are allowing 94.2 PPG, 5th fewest in the NBA. The Magic are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a losing SU record. Orlando is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Magic are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss. Orlando is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the Eastern Conference. The Magic are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Magic are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. Orlando is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a SU win. The Magic are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games.
Magic are 2-9 ATS last 11 games as a favorite.
Under is 17-6 last 23 games overall.
KNICKS: New York has really struggled against Orlando this season, as they've lost all 3 meetings against them. The Knicks have lost their last 6 games, as they have truly bottomed out. With the New York media surrounding them, the Knicks are on shaky ground. New York is 35-38 SU and 40-31-2 ATS overall this season. The Knicks are 19-17 SU and 17-18 ATS in home games this year. New York is 23-9 ATS as the listed underdog this year. However, the Knicks are just 1-3 ATS as a home underdog of 3 points or fewer this season. New York hasn't lived up to the expectations placed on them since F Carmelo Anthony came to town. Proof of that is in the 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games. New York is currently in 7th place in the Eastern Conference standings. F Amar'e Stoudemire is averaging team highs of 25.6 PPG and 8.4 RPG this season. The Knicks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Monday games. New York is 14-4 ATS in their last 18 games as an underdog up to 4.5 points. The Knicks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600%. New York is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Knicks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU loss. New York is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss. The Knicks are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Projected Score: 107 (SIDE of the Day)
Knicks are 0-8 ATS last 8 games against the Eastern Conference.
Over is 5-1 last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
76ERS: Philadelphia is coming off back to back SU losses, including a home loss to Sacramento. Despite that awful loss, the Sixers are excited about this game tonight. Philadelphia is looking to win their 2nd game against Chicago this season tonight. Philadelphia is nearly a lock for the playoffs, so playing meaningful games this late into the season is rather new in Philadelphia. The Sixers are 37-35 SU and 43-28-1 ATS overall this season. Philadelphia is 14-24 SU and 22-15 ATS on the road this season. The Sixers are 24-17 ATS as the listed underdog this year, including 2-1 ATS as a road underdog between 9.5 and 12 points. Coach Collins has done an amazing job with his team, as he's had his young guys buy into what he is teaching them. As a result, this Sixers team has grown up and had success a bit earlier than predicted. F Elton Brand is averaging team highs of 14.8 PPG and 8.5 RPG this season. The Sixers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against the Central Division. Philadelphia is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Monday games. The Sixers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning SU record. Philadelphia is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Projected Score: 96
76ers are 9-4 ATS last 13 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600%.
Over is 15-7 last 22 games against the Eastern Conference.
BULLS: (-10, O/U 192) Chicago has been amazing all season long, but there is little doubt they are playing their best basketball of the year right now. Chicago has won 9 of their last 10 games, which has taken them to the top of the Eastern Conference. The Bulls currently enjoy a 2 game lead over Boston for the best record in the Eastern Conference. Chicago features the likely MVP and the Coach of the Year in the NBA. PG Derrick Rose has been dominant this season, and he's become a clutch performer in the 2nd half of the season. Chicago is 53-19 SU and 45-25-2 ATS overall this year. The Bulls have the 2nd best home record in the NBA this season at 32-4 SU and 23-12 ATS. Chicago is 5-3 ATS as a home favorite between 9.5 and 12 points this season. The Bulls are 22-9 ATS against teams with a winning record this year. Chicago is allowing just 91.1 PPG this season, 2nd fewest in the NBA. Rose is averaging team highs of 24.9 PPG and 7.9 APG this season. The Bulls are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a road winning percentage less than .400%. Chicago is 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 Monday games. The Bulls are 21-7 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Bulls are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games against the Eastern Conference. Chicago is 36-15 ATS in their last 51 games playing on 1 days rest.
Projected Score: 103 (OVER-Total of the Day)
Bulls are 8-2 ATS ast 10 games as a home favorite.
Over is 6-0 last 6 games against a team with a winning SU record.