Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 3 point favorites. The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 18-16. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.6 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 103.9 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 16-20. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 99.4 points per game and surrendering 103.4, good for a point differential of -4.0.
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Paul Millsap comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.5 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Evan Fournier averages 17.8 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Nikola Vucevic averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.5 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Atlanta averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 53.1 rebounds per game and 24 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 15.9 per game. The Hawks allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Orlando averages 99.4 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 52 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 6th with 12.7 per game. The Magic allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Magic force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 104.2 and a defensive rating of 105.9. In terms of pace they average 97.6 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 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Magic rating on offense is 103.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108. They get 95.2 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 31% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 16-18-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 14-19-1 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 15-19-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 17-19-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
Orlando Magic Injuries
01/03/17 G Evan Fournier Heel doubtful Wednesday vs. Atlanta
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta -3
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