In this duel between two teams sitting outside the playoff places of the East but with only one having real hopes of reach them, the rebuilding Atlanta Hawks (18-37), looking to end their current small losing streak, are hosting the Orlando Magic (24-32), who are 3 games behind the 8th place of the East and have lost only once in their last 5 games.

Date/Time: 02-10-2019, 19:30 EDT

Spread: Atlanta Hawks +1.5

Total: +223

Atlanta Hawks have a 18-37 record (24-31 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 12th place of the East. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost at home against the Hornets with a 120-129 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by John Collins with 19.4 ppg, adding a team high 9.9 boards per game. He is followed by Trae Young with 16.9 ppg and a team high 7.5 dimes per game.

Orlando Magic have a 24-32 record (29-26-1 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with the Wizards in the 10th place of the East. They have won four of their last five matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Bucks with a 103-83 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Nikola Vucevic with 20.5 ppg, adding 3.9 dimes and a team high 12 boards per game. He is followed by Aaron Gordon with 15.9 ppg, 3.5 dimes and 7.4 boards per game.

It their previous meeting earlier this season the Magic won on the road with a 103-122 score. Hawks have an 8-15 home record, while the Magic are 9-17 on the road. Hawks are better offensively, scoring 110.9 ppg to Hawks’ 104.9, while Magic are better defensively, allowing 107.5 ppg to Hawks’ 118.4. Hawks have a better field goal percentage (45.4% to 44.9%), while Magic have a better 3-point percentage (34.9% to 34.5%). Hawks are better in boards grabbed (45.2 to 44) and in dimes made (25.5 to 24.6), while Magic are better in turnovers committed (13.1 to 18). Magic are playing better lately and Vegas odds give them a -1.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road win today.

Orlando Magic vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction: Orlando Magic-1.5 (-111)

 

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Nikos Lagouretos

My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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