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Magic are Becoming One of the Worst Bets in the NBA

The Atlanta Hawks showed some serious rust coming out of the All-Star break on Friday, as the squad shot 38 percent from the field in a 108-90 loss to the Miami Heat following nine days off. The Hawks will look to put forth a better performance in the second half of a back-to-back set vs the floundering Orlando Magic tonight.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 19 of the Hawks' last 27 games against the Magic.
  • The Magic are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games against teams with winning records.
  • The Hawks are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games on the road.

Starting Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder is expected to be back in the lineup after the 23-year-old was suspended one game for being late returning from the break. The absence of the German was clearly felt by the Hawks, as Schroder’s season averages of 17.5 points and 6.3 assists per game were sorely missed.

Orlando didn’t make any moves on trade deadline day, but it’s likely far too late to salvage what’s been another disappointing season in Florida. The Magic coughed up a late lead against the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, eventually falling 112-103 to suffer their sixth loss in seven games.

The Magic’s free fall has been felt at the betting window, too. Orlando is a paltry 1-6 ATS in their last seven affairs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Atlanta Hawks betting line opened this morning as -4.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 207 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 108-101 victory for the Hawks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Atlanta Hawks have seen them go 32-25 and 28-29 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Orlando Magic are at 21-38 and 23-34-2 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Magic are 27-31-1, while the Atlanta Hawks are 24-32-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Orlando vs Atlanta injuries news.

The Magic - Hawks betting odds would favor the Hawks if the lines were set according to power rankings. Orlando is rated No. 30 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Atlanta Hawks sit at No. 24.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 23-rated NBA squad against Atlanta's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 24 in the league with 8.47 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 22 with 8.86 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hawks got 21 points from Paul Millsap, but it was Miami that prevailed in a 108-90 final on Friday at Philips Arena.

The Magic endured a 112-103 loss at the hands of the Trail Blazers on Thursday, despite a 25-point effort from Nikola Vucevic at Amway Center.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • Orlando is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Orlando is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando's last 9 games
  • Orlando is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Boston, Monday, February 27th
Orlando home to New York, Wednesday, March 1st

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