Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic NBA Tips 3/17/2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Sunday, March 17, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 7.5 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 24-45. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -6.0 as they average 112.7 points per game while giving up 118.6 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 32-38 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 105.8 points per game and surrender 106.5, good for a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 34-35-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 39-29-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 35-32-3 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 30-40-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
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 contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. John Collins averages 19.9 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 9.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 20.6 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.0 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Aaron Gordon averages 16.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 112.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 45.9 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.6 per game. The Hawks allow 118.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 27.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 26th in the league with 105.8 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 25.1. The Magic are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Magic surrender 106.5 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 22.9 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 45.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic were 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game last season.
The Hawks are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 113.5, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 28th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Atlanta is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Orlando is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Magic are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 108.1, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 9th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta +7.5
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