Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic Expert NBA Picks 4/5/2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
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The Atlanta Hawks head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Friday, April 5, 2019. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 7 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 29-50. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -5.7 as they average 113.2 points per game while giving up 118.8 per contest. The Magic have an overall mark of 39-40. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 106.5 points per contest and give up 106.4, which is a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 41-38-0 against the spread this season
The Atlanta Hawks are 45-33-0 against the over/under this year
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 41-35-3 against the spread this season
The Orlando Magic are 35-44-0 against the over/under this year
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/31/19 C Dewayne Dedmon Ankle is out for season
03/04/19 F Omari Spellman Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/11/19 PG Isaiah Briscoe Knee is out indefinitely
02/05/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is out indefinitely
Trae Young comes into this game averaging 19.0 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 83%. John Collins averages 19.5 points per contest in 29.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 9.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Nikola Vucevic scores 20.7 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 12.0 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Aaron Gordon averages 15.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.3 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 113.2 points per contest, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 46.0 boards per contest and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 17.2 per game. The Hawks allow 118.8 points per contest, which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 26.9 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 25th in the NBA with 106.5 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.08. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 12th in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.4 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 25.4. The Magic are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Magic give up 106.4 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 45.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 113.6, and their offensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 27th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 103.7 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 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Atlanta is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Orlando is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 21st in the league. The Magic are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta +7
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