Saturday, February 25, 2017
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The Atlanta Hawks head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 32-24. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 103.8 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 21-38. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 99.6 points per game and surrendering 106.2, good for a point differential of -6.6.
Dennis Schroder comes into this game averaging 17.5 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Paul Millsap averages 17.9 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Elfrid Payton averages 12.4 points per game while playing 29 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 65%. Nikola Vucevic averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
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Atlanta averages 103.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.46 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 44 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.4 per game. The Hawks allow 104.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Orlando averages 99.6 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.63 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 19th with 13.5 per game. The Magic allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Magic force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 105.5 and a defensive rating of 105.9. In terms of pace they average 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Magic rating on offense is 102.9 and they have a defensive rating of 109.8. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 28-28-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 24-31-1 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 23-34-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 27-32-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/23/17 F Thabo Sefolosha Groin is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Miami
02/23/17 F Ersan Ilyasova Acquired "?" Friday vs. Miami
Orlando Magic Injuries
02/24/17 PG C.J. Watson Achilles out indefinitely
02/01/17 G CJ Wilcox Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
01/19/17 G Jodie Meeks Thumb out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta -4.5
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