Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 3/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-4.5)
Amway Center is the site where and the Orlando Magic (13-22) will play the Atlanta Hawks (14-20) on Wednesday. Atlanta opens this contest as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 224.
The Atlanta Hawks stepped onto the hardwood against the Miami Heat and took a loss by a score of 109-99 in their last contest. Atlanta finished the game having earned a 41.4% FG percentage (36 out of 87) and knocked down 8 out of their 35 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Hawks knocked down 19 of their 22 attempts for a percentage of 86.4%. When talking about grabbing boards, they earned 49 with 16 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 22 assists for the contest in addition to creating 14 turnovers and earning 12 steals. With regard to defense, Atlanta let their opponent shoot 45.3% from the floor on 39 of 86 shooting. Miami earned 27 dimes and had 8 steals for this game. Furthurmore, Miami had 45 rebounds (12 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 6 blocks. Miami ended up shooting 90.9% from the free throw line by burying 20 of 22 tries. They also converted 11 of 37 attempts from distance.
John Collins is a player who was a major contributor in this contest. He had 34 points on 13 of 21 shooting. He played for 37:01 mins and also pulled down 10 boards. Collins finished the game shooting 61.9% from the floor and dished out 1 assist. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Hawks was Clint Capela. He collected 14 rebounds in 35:37 minutes played. He walked away from this one shooting 52.9% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 9-of-17 (20 points). When the final whistle blew, Capela accounted for 1 assist.
Atlanta will play this game with a record of 14-20 on the season. The Hawks are hitting 35.8% on three-point attempts (420 of 1,174) and 81.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 113.1 points per game (14th in the league) while hitting 45.4% from the field. They cough up possession 14.2 times per contest and as a unit are committing 19.8 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Atlanta is collecting 45.8 boards per contest and is sitting with 825 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 17th in the NBA in terms of passing. Defensively, the Hawks are forcing 12.6 turnovers per game and they draw 21.3 personal fouls. The Hawks are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 46.4% (428 of 723) and they concede 43.0 boards per game as a unit. They are 13th in the league in giving up assists with 824 relinquished this year. They give up 34.8% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 21st in the league in PPG from their opponents (113.1).
The last time they took the court, the Orlando Magic took a loss by a final score of 130-124 when they faced the Dallas Mavericks. The Magic were able to pull down 35 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in this game. They gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while recording 5 steals in this matchup. The Mavericks were called for 12 fouls for this game which took the Magic to the free throw line for 14 attempts. They were able to bury 10 of the free throws for a clip of 71.4%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Orlando made 20 of their 41 attempts (48.8%). When the game finished, the Magic ended up going 47 for 95 from the floor which had them shooting 49.5%. The Magic permitted the Mavericks to make 47 out of 90 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 52.2% for this contest. They finished 37.0% from distance by going 17 out of 46 and finished the contest at 19 of 23 at the charity stripe (82.6%). Concerning rebounding, Orlando permitted Dallas to snag 46 in total (7 offensive).
Nikola Vucevic ended up being important for the Magic in the game. He made 12 out of 24 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 15 rebounds. Vucevic scored 29 points in his 35:29 mins of playing time and had 8 dimes in the game. One more player that was pivotal for Orlando was Evan Fournier. He accumulated 2 assists in 27:18 mins on the hardwood, and he put in 8 of 13 from the floor. Fournier wrapped this one up going 61.5% from the field while earning 26 points and 5 total rebounds.
Orlando has a record of 13-22 on the year. Orlando has accounted for 3,690 points on the year (105.4 per game) and they pull in 46.4 rebounds per contest. The Magic are committing 16.9 fouls every game and they go 78.3% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the court, the Magic are shooting 43.2% from the floor, which is ranked 30th in basketball. They are assisting teammates 22.7 times per contest (26th in the league) and they turn it over 13.1 times per contest. The Magic defensively are ranked 15th in the league in points per game surrendered with 112.1. They concede 25.7 assists and 46.4 rebounds per game, which ranks them 25th and 24th in the NBA. The Orlando defense gives up 36.9% on 3-pointers (472 of 1,279) and their opposition makes 77.6% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 13.2 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.2% from the field (21st in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta (-4.5)
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