Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 12/15/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Orlando Magic (5-23) welcome the Atlanta Hawks (13-14) at Amway Center on Wednesday.
The Hawks faced the Rockets and went home with a loss by a final score of 132-126 in their last game. Atlanta finished the contest having earned a 49.4% FG percentage (42 of 85) and converted 15 of their 39 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hawks knocked down 27 of their 31 attempts for a rate of 87.1%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they compiled 40 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 20 assists in this matchup while creating 5 turnovers and getting 9 steals. Pertaining to defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to go 47.9% from the floor on 46 out of 96 shooting. Houston earned 45 dimes and had 27 steals for the game. In addition, Houston totaled 33 boards (12 offensive, 21 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. Houston ended up going 77.8% at the free throw line by knocking down 21 of 27 tries. They buried 19 of 46 shots from beyond the arc. When talking about fouls, the Hawks left the arena with 26 while the Rockets racked up 11 fouls.
Trae Young is one player who came through for the matchup. Young walked away from this one shooting 63.6% from the field and recorded 9 assists. He played 36 minutes and grabbed 4 boards. He ended up scoring 41 points on 14 out of 22 shooting.
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Atlanta steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 13-14 on the year. They are averaging 111.4 pts per contest (4th in basketball) while shooting 46.3% from the field. The Hawks are hitting 38.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (341 of 890) and 80.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Atlanta is grabbing 46.1 rebounds per contest and has 644 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 15th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.3 times per contest and as a team are committing 18.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Hawks are able to force 11.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.7 fouls. They are 22nd in the NBA in giving up assists with 677 relinquished for the campaign. The Hawks are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.6% (1,110 of 2,436) and they concede 43.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 34.7% on 3-point attempts while they are 23rd in the league in PPG allowed (109.5).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Magic took a defeat with a final score of 106-94 when they played the Lakers. When it comes to attacking the glass, Orlando permitted Los Angeles to collect 38 in all (6 on the offensive side). They shot 46.4% from beyond the perimeter by going 13 out of 28 and ended up shooting 11 of 17 from the free throw line (64.7%). The Magic allowed the Lakers to make 41 of their 84 tries from the field which had them shooting 48.8% in the matchup. Overall, the Magic shot 33 out of 88 from the floor which had them shooting 37.5%. Regarding shots from 3-point land, Orlando made 13 of their 38 attempts (34.2%). They were able to convert 15 of the free throws for a percentage of 78.9%. The Lakers had 13 fouls in this matchup which got the Magic to the charity stripe for a total of 19 tries. They gave up possession 18 times, while earning 6 steals for this contest. The Magic collected 33 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards totaling 47 in this contest.
Wendell Carter pitched in for the Magic in this contest. He knocked down 6 of 12 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and tallied 8 rebounds. Carter racked up 16 points in his 33 minutes on the court and had 3 dimes for this game.
Orlando has a win-loss record of 5-23 so far this year. The Magic are committing 19.3 fouls per contest while shooting 76.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 21.8 times per contest (26th in the league) and they are turning it over 15.4 times per game. Orlando has 2,838 pts so far this season (101.4 per contest) and they pull in 44.6 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Magic are connecting on 42.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 28th in the league.
The Magic on the defensive end are ranked 27th in the league in PPG allowed with 111.8. They are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.4% from the floor (24th in the league). The Orlando defense gives up 36.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (382 of 1,045) and their opponents are converting on 73.9% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 25.9 dimes and 46.1 boards per game, which ranks them 29th and 22nd in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando
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