Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 2/8/2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 1 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 17-37. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.0 as they are averaging 103.8 points per game while giving up 107.8 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 17-36. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per game and surrendering 110.2, good for a point differential of -4.4.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 28-24-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 26-28-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 25-28-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 24-29-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/06/18 G Marco Belinelli Possible Trade is "?" Thursday vs Orlando
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/30/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
12/24/17 C Nikola Vucevic Hand is out indefinitely
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
02/07/18 F Aaron Gordon Hip is "?" Thursday vs Atlanta
Kent Bazemore averages 13.1 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Dennis Schroder comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%.
Evan Fournier averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Elfrid Payton averages 13 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 25.6 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league. Atlanta averages 103.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.04 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic surrender 110.2 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season. Orlando is 15th in the league with 105.8 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.32. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 41.5 boards per game and 8th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Magic are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Hawks are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 5th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Atlanta is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Orlando is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Magic are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 111.4, and their offensive rating of 107 is ranked 4th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando -1
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