Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 12/6/2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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The Atlanta Hawks head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 6 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 5-18. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.9 as they are averaging 102.7 points per game while giving up 108.6 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 10-15. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 107.4 points per game and surrendering 111.0, good for a point differential of -3.6.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 10-12-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 12-11-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 12-13-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 13-12-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/04/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Orlando
12/01/17 F John Collins Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/29/17 C Dewayne Dedmon Tibia is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/04/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Atlanta
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
Dennis Schroder comes into this game averaging 20.2 points per contest while playing 32 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Kent Bazemore averages 12.3 points per contest in 28.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Evan Fournier has scored 18 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per game this season for the Magic. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Nikola Vucevic averages 16.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 29.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.5 rebounds per game and 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 102.7 points per contest this year, which is 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.87 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 40.1 boards per contest and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 15.8 per game. The Hawks allow 108.6 points per contest which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 26.3 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 9th in the NBA with 107.4 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -3.6. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.6 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 23.8. The Magic are 14th in turnovers per contest with 15.2. The Magic give up 111 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 24.9 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 46.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.7, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 18th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Atlanta is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
Orlando is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Magic are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 110.4, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 7th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +6
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