Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 11/9/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Orlando Magic (4-3) will try to beat the Atlanta Hawks (4-3) at Amway Center on Thursday.
The Hawks stepped onto the hardwood against the Thunder and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 126-117 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Hawks left the arena with 16 and the Thunder totaled 22 personal fouls. They also knocked down 14 of their 35 shots from beyond the arc. Oklahoma City ended up shooting 95.7% from the free throw line by making 22 of 23 tries. In addition, Oklahoma City collected 49 boards (11 offensive, 38 defensive) and got 3 blocks. Oklahoma City earned 27 dimes and had 7 steals in this contest. With respect to defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to shoot 47.9% from the field on 45 of 94 shooting. They also dished out 27 dimes in this matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and having 8 steals. With regard to hauling in rebounds, they collected 59 with 25 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Hawks knocked down 27 of 32 tries for a percentage of 84.4%. Atlanta wrapped up the contest having earned a 37.3% FG percentage (38 out of 102) and converted 14 out of their 42 shots from beyond the arc.
Dejounte Murray is one guy who came through in the matchup. He ended up finishing with 29 points on 7 out of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 33 mins played and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Murray finished the game at 43.8% from the floor and also distributed 6 assists.
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Atlanta will enter this contest with a record of 4-3 so far this year. They turn it over 14.7 times per game and as a unit they commit 16.6 fouls per contest. As a team, Atlanta is snagging 48.0 rebounds per game and has 193 dimes this season, which is 7th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Hawks are hitting 34.2% on shots from beyond the arc (83 of 243) and 84.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 122.0 points per outing (3rd in the league) while going 47.2% from the field.
On defense, the Hawks are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.4 personal fouls. They concede 36.0% on shots from distance and they rank 23rd in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (116.7). The Hawks defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 48.3% (305 of 631) and they relinquish 41.7 rebounds per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 23rd in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 193 conceded this year.
In their last game, the Magic took a loss by a score of 117-102 against the Mavericks. The Magic earned 32 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 38 for this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 20 times, while getting 6 steals for the matchup. The Mavericks committed 20 fouls for the matchup which took the Magic to the free throw line for 18 tries. They were able to bury 14 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 77.8%. In reference to 3-point shots, Orlando buried 8 of 27 tries (29.6%). Overall, the Magic finished shooting 40 out of 85 from the field which had them shooting 47.1%. The Magic permitted the Mavericks to make 41 of their 82 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 50.0% in this contest. They shot 37.5% from distance by connecting on 15 of 40 and finished the contest at 20 of 28 at the free throw line (71.4%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Orlando permitted Dallas to get 31 in all (5 offensive).
Paolo Banchero pitched in for the Magic in this game. Banchero scored 22 points in his 37 mins on the court and had 6 assists for this game. He converted 8 of 18 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 44.4%, and had 5 rebounds.
Orlando has a mark of 4-3 for the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Magic are connecting on 45.5% from the field, which ranks them 21st in basketball. Orlando has totaled 760 pts for the campaign (108.6 per game) and they snag 45.4 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.0 times per game (17th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 15.9 times per game. The Magic commit 21.3 fouls per contest and they shoot 73.1% from the free throw line.
The Orlando defense gives up 34.4% on 3-point attempts (78 of 227) and their opposition makes 75.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 22.3 dimes and 40.1 total boards per game, which has them ranked 3rd and 1st in the league. The Magic on the defensive side of the court are 3rd in the league in PPG given up with 105.4. They have forced 17.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.1% from the floor (17th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando
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