Sunday, December 20, 2015
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Sunday, December 20, 2015. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 16-12 and a road record of 7-6. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1 as they are averaging 101 points per game while giving up 100 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 15-11 and a home record of 9-4. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.7 points per game and surrendering 98.3, good for a point differential of 2.3.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Paul Millsap averages 18.2 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Victor Oladipo averages 13.8 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Tobias Harris averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Atlanta averages 101 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 47.2 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.6 per game. The Hawks allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Orlando averages 100.7 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 18th with 15.1 per game. The Magic allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Magic force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 13-14-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 18-7-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/19/15 PG Jeff Teague Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Orlando
Orlando Magic Injuries
12/19/15 PG Elfrid Payton Ankle injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Atlanta
12/19/15 G Evan Fournier Finger injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Atlanta
12/13/15 PG C.J. Watson Calf out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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