Lines move for many reasons across the sports-betting market. Being able to diagnose why they’re moving is a very important skill to incorporate into your overall handicapping repertoire.

In tonight’s return from the NBA All-Star Break, oddsmakers opened the Knicks-Magic total at 211 and the number quickly increased up to 215.5, earlier this morning. Using our proprietary betting data and tools, let’s analyze the move and pinpoint the reason for the drastic response from oddsmakers.

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