Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Parlay 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
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The Orlando Magic head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 1 point favorites.
The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 11-15. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.3 as they are averaging 107.5 points per game while giving up 110.8 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 5-19. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per contest and giving up 108.6, which is a point differential of -5.8.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 12-14-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 14-12-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 11-12-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 13-11-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/07/17 G Evan Fournier Ankle is OUT Friday vs Denver & doubtful Saturday vs Atlanta
12/07/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is doubtful Friday vs Denver
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/08/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle is doubtful Saturday vs Orlando
12/01/17 F John Collins Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/29/17 C Dewayne Dedmon Tibia is out indefinitely
Aaron Gordon averages 18.7 points per contest in 33.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 8.3 rebounds per contest for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%. Nikola Vucevic comes into this game averaging 16.7 points per contest while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Dennis Schroder averages 20.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 3 rebounds per game and 6.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Kent Bazemore has scored 11.9 points per contest while playing 28.8 minutes per game this season for the Hawks. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 110.8 points per contest which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.7 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they allow 24.9 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Orlando averages 107.5 points per contest this year, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.31 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 42 boards per contest and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks give up 108.6 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 25.9 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 45.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.2 per contest this year. Atlanta is 22nd in the NBA with 102.8 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -5.79. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.5 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 22.8. The Hawks are 9th in turnovers per contest with 16.
The Magic are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Orlando is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
Atlanta is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Hawks are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 6th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Orlando -1 and over 215 total points
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