Orlando Magic vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 4/20/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+12.5)
State Farm Arena is the site where and the Atlanta Hawks (31-26) will take on the Orlando Magic (18-39) on Tuesday. Atlanta opens this game as 12.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 221.
The Orlando Magic played the Houston Rockets and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 114-110 in their last game. Orlando walked away from the contest having earned a 45.1% FG percentage (41 of 91) and made 11 of their 32 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Magic made 17 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 89.5%. In terms of hauling in boards, they earned 36 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 28 dimes in this matchup in addition to forcing 19 turnovers and getting 10 steals. Concerning the defense, Orlando allowed the other team to go 51.2% from the field on 42 of 82 shooting. Houston distributed 26 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. Additionally, Houston pulled down 43 rebounds (10 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Houston went 70.0% when shooting free throws by converting 14 of their 20 tries. They also buried 16 of their 34 tries from downtown.
Dwayne Bacon is one guy who was a major factor in this game. He walked away with 22 points on 7 of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32:37 minutes and also snagged 3 rebounds. Bacon finished the game at 50.0% from the floor and recorded 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in this contest for the Magic was Cole Anthony. He totaled 4 rebounds in his 33:58 minutes played. He finished the contest at 35.7% from the field for the game by going 5-of-14 (16 points). Overall, Anthony totaled 9 assists.
Orlando steps onto the hardwood with a record of 18-39 so far this season. The Magic are connecting on 34.8% on three-point attempts (640 of 1,840) and 77.7% from the free throw line. They average 104.4 points per game (29th in the league) while connecting on 43.2% from the floor. They are giving up possession 12.9 times per contest and as a unit they commit 16.9 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Orlando is snagging 45.5 boards per game and is sitting with 1,280 assists for the season, which ranks 26th in the league in terms of passing. Defensively, the Magic are forcing 13.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.4 fouls. They rank 26th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,478 conceded so far this season. The Magic are allowing a FG percentage of 47.1% (744 of 1,049) and they surrender 46.4 rebounds per contest as a group. They are conceding 37.6% on 3-point shots and they are 18th in basketball in opponents PPG (112.0).
The last time they took the court, the Atlanta Hawks went home victorious with a score of 129-117 when they played the Indiana Pacers. The Hawks snagged 37 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 51 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while recording 8 steals in this contest. The Pacers were called for 27 personal fouls for this game which got the Hawks to the free throw line for a total of 34 tries. They were able to knock down 26 of the free throws for a rate of 76.5%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, Atlanta made 13 of 32 tries (40.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Hawks shot 45 for 92 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.9%. The Hawks allowed the Pacers to make 45 out of their 92 attempts from the field which left them shooting 48.9% in this game. They finished shooting 31.3% from three-point range by shooting 10 of 32 and finished the contest at 17 out of 20 at the free throw line (85.0%). In reference to rebounds, Atlanta permitted Indiana to snag 41 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Trae Young ended up being a major contributor for the Hawks for the contest. He converted 9 out of 21 for the game for a rate of 42.9%, and tallied 5 rebounds. Young racked up 34 points in his 35:29 minutes on the court and totaled 11 assists for this contest. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Atlanta was Bam Adebayo. He left the arena with 4 assists in 33:16 minutes on the hardwood, and he shot 7 of 8 from the floor. Adebayo walked away from this one going 87.5% from the field as well as notching 17 points and 4 total rebounds.
Atlanta has a win-loss mark of 31-26 on the season. Atlanta has accounted for 6,468 pts for the year (113.5 per game) and they pull down 45.2 boards per game. The Hawks are committing 19.5 fouls every game while shooting 81.1% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Hawks are shooting 46.5% from the floor, which ranks 18th in basketball. They are dishing out assists 24.2 times per game (19th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.4 times per contest. The Hawks on the defensive side of the court are 15th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 111.4. They are able to force 12.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (11th in the league). The Atlanta defense gives up 34.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (680 of 1,962) and their opposition makes 80.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 24.3 assists and 42.9 boards every game, which is ranked 10th and 9th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando (+12.5)
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