The Atlanta Hawks (4-3) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (4-3) on Thursday, November 9th. This game will be played at Mexico City Arena in Mexico City Arena and televised on NBA. Both the Hawks and Magic will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 9:30 ET.
Hawks vs Magic
The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Hawks will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Thunder with a final score of 126-117. Turning the tide, the Hawks picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 58-50.
The Hawks will face the Magic bringing in an overall record of 4-3 and a 2-1 record over their previous three games. The Eastern Conference sees the Hawks currently at 5th, and in the Southeast division, they are 1st.
Atlanta currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 3-4 at this point. On the road, the Hawks have an ATS record of 2-2, as opposed to a 1-2 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Magic Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Magic were defeated by the Mavericks in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 117-102. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Magic failed to cover the spread as +1 point underdogs. As for the over/under, the combined score of 219 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 229.5.
Today, the Magic are entering the action with an overall record of 4-3 and have achieved a 2-1 record over their last three games. The Eastern Conference sees the Magic currently at 6th, and in the Southeast division, they are 2nd.
In terms of the spread, Orlando currently holds an ATS record of 5-2, which is above .500. This season, Orlando has a 3-0 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 2-2 as underdogs.
Hawks Offense Breakdown
The Atlanta offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 2nd ranked offense at 122 points per game. So far, Atlanta is averaging 101.3 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Although their effective field goal percentage in the NBA stands lower at just 53%, the team’s up-tempo style of play has helped them make up for their below average shooting numbers.
Magic Offense Breakdown
This season, the Orlando offense is ranked 25th in the NBA in scoring at 108.6 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Magic will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 9.9 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 8th, with an average of 19 made free-throws per game.
Hawks Team Defense
Looking at the Hawks defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 116.7 points per game (23rd).
The Hawks defense is coming off a game in which they held the Thunder offense to just 37.3% shooting. Overall, they gave up 126 points to Oklahoma City.
Magic Team Defense
At this time, the Magic’s defense is positioned 3rd in the NBA, permitting 105.4 points per game.
The Orlando defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.1% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.1% of their field goal attempts vs. Orlando.
Key Players For The Hawks And Magic
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Trae Young will be the primary scorer for the Hawks, with 15 points and going 5/13 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 21.7 points per game, along with 2.9 rebounds.
On the other side, Paolo Banchero is our projected leading scorer for the Magic. We have him ending the game with a team-high 13 and grabbing 5 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 47.3% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 18.1 points per game.
Hawks vs Magic Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Hawks have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 5-5 vs. the spread. The team averaged 115 points per game in this stretch.
- Across their last three home contests, Orlando has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 106 points per game.
- The last five games that Orlando was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 1-4 straight up.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Atlanta has an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 6-4 straight up.
Hawks vs Magic Prediction
For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Hawks to secure the win, with an expected final score of 108-104. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -3.5.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 232.5 and given that our model is projecting 212 points between the teams, we like the under.
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