Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 1/21/2019
Monday, January 21, 2019
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The Orlando Magic travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, January 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 1 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 19-27. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -4.0 as they average 103.9 points per contest while giving up 107.9 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 14-31. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 109.8 points per contest and give up 117.7, which is a point differential of -7.9.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 21-22-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 19-26-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 20-24-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 24-19-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
01/20/19 F Aaron Gordon Back is questionable Monday vs Atlanta
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/30/18 G Kent Bazemore Ankle is out indefinitely
Aaron Gordon comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Nikola Vucevic averages 20.3 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 11.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
John Collins averages 19.0 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Trae Young averages 16.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 7.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 103.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 43.0 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.0 per game. The Magic allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 19th in the league with 109.8 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45.7 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 25.6. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 18.4. The Hawks surrender 117.7 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.2 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
The Magic are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Orlando is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
Atlanta is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Hawks are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.1, and their defensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 104.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta -1
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