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2021 NBA Handicapping
(13-14) Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic (5-23)
Date: Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
NBA Moneyline Odds: Hawks -350 | Magic +280 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Hawks -8 / Magic +8
NBA Betting Total: 223
The Atlanta Hawks will be on the road to take on the Orlando Magic.
The tip-off is set for 7:00 ET from the Amway Center.
Atlanta opened up as an 8 point favorite and that number really has not changed. The total has ticked up from 220.5 to 223.
The Hawks have shown glimpses of what they can be, but they have not done it on a consistent enough level. Simply put, they have to play better basketball.
In their last four games, they are 1-3. That is not going to get it cut if they want to have a successful season.
At this point in the season, I expected this club to be playing at a higher level. Of course, they can get better as the year goes, but I would not totally bank on it.
Last year, these guys took a lot of teams by surprise, but now teams know they are good and have prepared well for them. The script has flipped a little bit and the advantage has not gone to Atlanta.
Atlanta lost to the Houston Rockets on Monday by a score of 132-126. That was a bad loss for them because those are teams that you just have to beat on your home floor.
The offense certainly was not the issue for them in the loss to the Rockets. With that said, it is hard to win ball games when you allow over 130 points.
Wow, there really is no way to sugarcoat what has happened with the Magic so far this year. It has been pretty dreadful.
Orlando currently has a record of 5-23. The only team with a worse record than them is the Detroit Pistons. It is fair to say this is one of the bottom feeders of the league.
The struggles of this team are really not all that surprising. They have a lot of young players who have yet to develop. In this league, it is all about having established players on your roster that can help you win now.
Orlando played the LA Lakers on Sunday and lost by a score of 106-94. I was actually surprised that it was not worse than that.
In a season full of bad results, Cole Anthony has been one bright spot for this team. He was the leading scorer for them in their last game with 21 points and 6 rebounds.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
- The Hawks are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against the Magic.
- The Magic are 3-17 SU in their last 20 games at home.
- The Magic are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Southeast division.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic NBA Analysis:
The Hawks will have to play much better than they did in their loss to the Rockets on Monday. Those types of defeats cannot happen if you want to be considered one of the better teams in the East.
Atlanta will once again have a chance to play a team they are better than. There are no excuses–they must take care of their business in Orlando.
It would be a good sign for the Magic if they could at least be competitive in this game, but I am not sold on that one happening.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Hawks ATS
Listen, I know the Hawks have not been great as of late, but I do feel this is a good opportunity for them to get right. I just have a hard time seeing the Magic making it all that close.
I look for Atlanta to score at will against a bad defense and just take control of the game. I will lay the 8 with the Hawks on the road here.
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