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(18-16) Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic (16-20)
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 4
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Amway Center – Orlando, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: ORL +3
NBA Betting Total: 205
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Wednesday night NBA sees two division rivals facing off in Orlando, Fla. in the Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic.
The Hawks have encountered some recent success in hopes of returning to their elite status. Orlando comes into this one having won three of its last five, but only one of its last three.
*All statistics, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 8:00 p.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 3.
Atlanta is starting to look a bit more like the team that started the year on fire. The question is: Is it fool’s gold or are the Hawks ready to take that next step once again?
Entering this contest, Atlanta is scoring 102.3 points per contest. That number is good enough for 20th in the Association.
Defensively, the Hawks are giving up 103.9 points per night. That number is good enough for 14th in the league.
Against Orlando, one of the keys to success is containing Aaron Gordon. It’s not that Gordon has become a franchise fixture, or even a go-to option.
It’s more that his transition to small forward has come with ebbs and flows, and letting him get comfortable can only lead to good things for a Magic squad that is slowing figuring out how to play with its logjam in the frontcourt.
The Magic, in new head coach Frank Vogel’s own words during a preseason open practice, were targeting a return to the playoffs by the end of the 2016-17 campaign.
Well, we’re officially in 2017, and it’s pretty easy to say that that’s simply not going to happen.
Entering Wednesday’s contest, Orlando is 24th in points per game. It’s scoring 99.4 points per night through its first 36 games.
Defensively, the Magic are allowing 103.4 points on a nightly basis. That number is good enough for 13th in the NBA.
In this contest, Orlando is going up against a team that has gone 6-0 in its last six where it scored 100-plus points. Atlanta has also gone 0-3 in its last three where it’s scored fewer than 100 points.
Nine games is a small sample size, but recent trends can be telling when they’re consistent.
Recent results tell the Magic that defense is important against this squad. Keep the Hawks under 100 points and you’re in good shape to come away with a victory straight up.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Magic are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Magic are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Magic are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games.
- Road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction:
The Haws’ recent success may or may not be sustainable over the course of the season (it’s especially easy to doubt considering the recent rumors that Paul Millsap, Thabos Sefalosha and Kyle Korver may be on the trade block), but it shouldn’t be difficult to maintain against the Magic.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: ATL ATS
Give this one to the road team, and don’t be shocked if it ends up a wide margin.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Atlanta Hawks 107 – Orland Magic 96
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