Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 12/14/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Atlanta Hawks are en route to Amway Center on Wednesday where they will compete against the Orlando Magic.
The Hawks played the Grizzlies and went home with a loss by a final score of 128-103 in their last contest. Atlanta finished with a 35.6% field goal percentage (37 of 104) and made 12 of 37 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Hawks knocked down 17 of 22 attempts for a percentage of 77.3%. When it comes to rebounding, they collected a total of 39 with 20 of them being offensive. They also distributed 20 assists for the contest as well as forcing 22 turnovers and getting 13 steals. Concerning defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to go 60.2% from the field on 50 of 83 shooting. Memphis distributed 36 assists and had 8 steals in this game. Moreover, Memphis collected 49 rebounds (5 offensive, 44 defensive) and had 1 block. Memphis ended up shooting 83.3% when shooting free throws by burying 15 of their 18 attempts. They also converted 13 out of their 32 tries from beyond the perimeter. In regard to fouls, the Hawks finished with 17 and the Grizzlies recorded 17 fouls.
De'Andre Hunter is one guy who came through for the game. Hunter walked away from this one shooting 43.8% from the field but finished the game without a dime. He saw the court for 21 mins and collected 1 board. He ended up with 19 points on 7 out of 16 shooting.
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Atlanta comes into this contest with a mark of 14-14 so far this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.6 times per game and as a group are committing 19.9 fouls per contest. As a team, Atlanta is grabbing 44.3 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 657 assists for the season, which is 16th in basketball in terms of passing. The Hawks are shooting 32.1% on three-point attempts (276 of 859) and 81.7% from the free throw line. They are averaging 113.1 points per outing (15th in the league) while shooting 46.1% from the field.
On defense, the Hawks are forcing 16.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.9 fouls. They rank 20th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 698 relinquished on the campaign. The Hawks defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 47.4% (1,172 of 2,471) and they surrender 45.8 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are relinquishing 34.0% from 3-point land and they are ranked 19th in the league in points per game allowed (114.6).
When they last played, the Magic walked away with a victory by a final of 111-99 against the Raptors. The Magic corralled 31 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 in the game. They turned the ball over 14 times, while recording 3 steals in this matchup. The Raptors were called for 25 fouls in the matchup which got the Magic to the free throw line for a total of 31 shots. They were able to bury 25 of those for a clip of 80.6%. In terms of shots from beyond the arc, Orlando buried 14 out of their 31 tries (45.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Magic shot 36 for 77 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.8%. The Magic allowed the Raptors to make 30 of 75 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.0% in this matchup. They shot 24.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 6 of 25 and finished the game at 33 of 38 from the charity stripe (86.8%). When talking about rebounding, Orlando permitted Toronto to snag 28 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Franz Wagner ended up being a major contributor for the Magic for this contest. Wagner earned 23 points in his 36 minutes on the court and had 4 dimes for the matchup. He converted 6 of 14 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 42.9%, and tallied 3 rebounds.
Orlando has a record of 8-20 this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Magic are shooting 46.8% from the field, which has them ranked 17th in the league. Orlando has totaled 3,029 points on the season (108.2 per game) and they pull in 42.9 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 21.4 times per game (30th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 16.5 times per contest. The Magic have committed 21.3 fouls per contest and they connect on 79.9% from the free throw line.
The Orlando defense concedes 33.8% from downtown (347 of 1,027) and opponents are knocking down 77.9% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 25.3 dimes and 40.9 boards per game, which has them ranked 15th and 3rd in the league. The Magic on the defensive side of the court are 17th in the league in points per game surrendered with 113.3. They have forced 13.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.3% from the field (18th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Orlando
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