Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The Orlando Magic head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 7.5 point favorites.
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The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 19-32. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.6 as they are averaging 99.9 points per game while giving up 105.5 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 29-21. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.7 points per game and surrendering 104.3, good for a point differential of -0.6.
Nikola Vucevic comes into this game averaging 14 points per contest while playing 28.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Magic. He pulls down 9.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 63%. Serge Ibaka averages 15 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Dennis Schroder averages 17.2 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Paul Millsap averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
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Orlando averages 99.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.2 per game. The Magic allow 105.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Atlanta averages 103.7 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 53.2 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 26th with 15.5 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 8th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.5 and a defensive rating of 109.3. In terms of pace they average 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 105.2 and they have a defensive rating of 105.8. They get 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 13.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 21-28-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 24-27-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 25-25-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 22-27-1 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
02/01/17 G CJ Wilcox Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
01/19/17 G Jodie Meeks Thumb out indefinitely
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
02/03/17 F Thabo Sefolosha Groin "?" Saturday vs. Orlando
02/03/17 F Mike Dunleavy Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Orlando
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta -7.5
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