Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic - 12/30/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic
Date: Monday, December 30, 2019
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando -12
Amway Center is the venue where Evan Fournier and the Orlando Magic (14-18, 2nd in the Southeast Division) will play the Atlanta Hawks (6-27, 5th in the Southeast Division) on Monday. Orlando opens this contest as 12 point favorites. The O/U is set at 212.5.
The Hawks cover 39.4% of the time, having gone 13-20-0 ATS. Orlando is covering 43.3% of the time, going 13-17-2 against the spread.
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/28/2019 Jabari Parker PF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Dec 30
12/28/2019 Trae Young PG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jan 4
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/28/2019 Mo Bamba C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 30
12/28/2019 Aaron Gordon PF Achilles Game Time Decision
12/23/2019 Michael Carter-Williams PG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Dec 30
12/1/2019 Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Feb 1
De'Andre Hunter comes into this contest averaging 12.5 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Jabari Parker averages 15.4 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Evan Fournier averages 19.4 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Jonathan Isaac averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 107.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -11.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 42.0 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.1 per game. The Hawks allow 118.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 30th in the league with 103.2 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.7. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game, and 22nd in assists per contest with 22.8. The Magic are 29th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Magic surrender 104.9 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game.
The Hawks are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 113.6, and their offensive rating of 103 is ranked 28th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Atlanta is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Orlando is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Magic are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.2, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta +12
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