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(19-27) Orlando Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks (14-31)
Date: Monday January 21
Time: 3:00PM EST
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Hawks -1
NBA Betting Total: 219.5
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The Orlando Magic have gone through a few different peaks and valleys already this season. They kicked off the 2018-19 campaign with an even 2-2 record before losing four straight. They turned things around with a 7-2 stretch after that, but their recent calendar shows eight losses in their last 11 outings.
Against the Hawks, Orlando just really needs to focus on John Collins and Trae Young. Admittedly, that’s more difficult than it sounds.
The Hawks, at this point, are a lot more than those two, but Atlanta recognizes that anyone not on the career arcs of its future cornerstones probably won’t be on the roster by either next season or the one thereafter. Young is a good shooter who just hasn’t shown the stroke we know he’s capable on a regular basis, but he’s been a better creator and distributor than many scouts projected, upping his immediate value.
Collins simply does a little bit of everything for being his size and is a future All-Star in the frontcourt—especially if the East remains the weaker of the two conferences.
If Orlando can force Young into both bad shots and bad passes, it stands a real shot at getting the road victory.
The Hawks have some interesting trends to consider entering this MLK Day contest. For starters, they’re 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games against the NBA’s Southeast division. That’s the good news.
The bad news? This group is just 5-11 against the spread in its last 16 home games overall and is just 3-7 in its last 10 games straight up.
The Hawks, at this point in the year, are focusing more on prospect development and ping pong balls. That means—as much as Atlanta wants to see Collins, Young, Kevin Huerter and a couple others continue to develop—what the team really wants is the best possible shot at Zion Williamson in June’s draft.
No, the draft order isn’t decided based on a random Monday afternoon game, but those random Monday adternoon games can add up.
The Hawks don’t want to win this game. Or any game thereafter.
NBA Betting Trends:
- ORL are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Under is 14-5 in ORL last 19 Mon. games.
- Under is 8-3 in ORL last 11 road games.
- ATL are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southeast.
- ATL are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 home games.
- Under is 22-6 in the last 28 meetings in Atlanta.
- Under is 41-17 in the last 58 meetings.
Free Orlando Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Prediction:
There’s a reason we don’t yet have a line for this contest with just hours to go until tip. Nobody—even in Vegas—can decide who is worse between the Hawks and the Magic.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: ORL Wins SU
The Hawks, quite frankly, have more to lose here. And in a positive way, as far as the franchise is concerned.
Every loss is important when Zion Williamson is on the line, but it’s particularly important against a team that, despite its current 11th-place ranking out East, could threaten that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that is the 2018-19 season.
Atlanta feels like a team with a lower ceiling this season, and that’s why it’s willing to squander away any chance of winning games.
Don’t expect Monday’s contest to be any different.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Orlando Magic 110 – Atlanta Hawks 101
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