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(29-50) Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic (39-40)
Date: Friday, Arpil 5, 2019
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: ORL -8
NBA Betting Total: 226.5
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The visiting Atlanta Hawks enter this game having won their last out. The team has won five out of its last 10 overall.
The home team Orlando Magic enter this game having won their last outing well. This team, however, has won an impressive eight of its last 10 overall.
These two are set to tip off at 7:00 p.m. ET on Friday.
The Hawks have gotten a serious jolt of life with the second-half performance Trae Young has put together.
That’s both a good and a bad thing.
For starters, it’s a good thing because it sets up a point guard, who was considered “overrated” by many during his early-season shooting slumps, to have some momentum entering his sophomore season. That’s huge for a young floor general, let alone one who was a top-five pick—let alone someone who was brought in during the trade that sent the draft rights of Luka Doncic to the Dallas Mavericks.
It’s also a good thing because it helps this young roster, including Kevin Huerter and John Collins, understand what it means to celebrate victories.
But that’s where the bad news comes in. Celebrating victories is difficult for a team that never had a real shot at the playoffs and may have, quite frankly, played itself out of the Zion Williamson sweepstakes.
There’s good and bad with every young team (and every young player) figuring it out during the second half of a bad season.
And that’s where the Hawks sit with less than one week remaining until their summer vacations officially begin.
The Orlango Magic, as of this writing, sit ahead of the Miami Heat for the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference.
And yet, we know absolutely nothing about how the East will shape out when the regular season is all said and done.
At this point in the year, Orlando has the same record as the No. 7 Brooklyn Nets and sits just half a game back from the No. 6 Detroit Pistons.
The Magic are also just half a game ahead of the No. 9 Miami Heat and two and a half games ahead of the No. 10 Charlotte Hornets.
Although the Hornets look like the safest bet to miss the postseason, the reality is that any two of the Pistons, Nets, Magic, Heat and Hornets could very realistically miss the playoffs.
That’s why every game matters with increasing gravity as we approach the season’s end next Wednesday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- ATL are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- Over is 8-2 in ATL last 10 vs. Eastern Conference.
- ATL are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall.
- ORL are 6-21 ATS in their last 27 Fri. games.
- ORL are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Under is 36-16 in the last 52 meetings.
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction: Hawks bring Magic back to reality.
The Magic have a young core that can grow together into the future—especially if they can groom Markelle Fultz and eventually trade either (or both) Aaron Gordon or Nikola Vuvevic for more roster balance. But this season, their shot at making the playoffs is about to take a significant hit.
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Playing the Hawks this time of year is less than ideal if you’re trying to make the playoffs considering Trae Young is a game-winner waiting to happen, and the Magic, despite having won eight of their last 10, are about to learn that.
Magic drop this one at home despite being heavy favorites, marking the beginning of the end of their postseason hopes.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Atlanta Hawks 113 – Orlando Magic 107
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