Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 4/1/2018
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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The Orlando Magic travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, April 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 3.5 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 22-53. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.9 as they are averaging 104.0 points per contest while giving up 108.9 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 21-55. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.5 points per contest and giving up 109.1, which is a point differential of -5.6.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 34-40-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 31-44-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 35-38-3 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 35-40-1 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
03/24/18 F Jonathon Simmons Wrist is out indefinitely
03/09/18 G Evan Fournier Knee is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/31/18 G Dennis Schroder Ankle is out for season
03/30/18 G Malcolm Delaney Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Orlando
03/12/18 G Kent Bazemore Knee is out for season
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 9.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Aaron Gordon averages 18.2 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Taurean Waller-Prince averages 13.8 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. John Collins averages 10.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 104 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.84 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.7 per game. The Magic allow 108.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 22nd in the league with 103.5 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -5.59. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 41.6 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 23.6. The Hawks are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.6. The Hawks surrender 109.1 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 26.2 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 44 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season.
The Magic are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.7, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Orlando is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Atlanta is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Hawks are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 7th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando +3.5
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