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Hawks battle vs Magic highlights NBA odds

Orlando MagicAtlanta Hawks
3-3November 09, 2013, 07:30 | Philips Arena2-3



The Magic will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Hawks in Atlanta at Philips Arena on Saturday in NBA action.

The Magic will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hawks are 3-2 ATS. Orlando is 2-4 against the total, while Atlanta is 5-0 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Orlando Magic vs Atlanta Hawks Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Magic listed as 8.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 200 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The Hawks sit at No. 21 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Magic are at No. 27 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Magic will win this game 99-94.

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Orlando was a 91-89 loser in its last match at home against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 180 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Orlando got 23 points from Arron Afflalo but lost anyway 91-89 against the Celtics on Friday at Amway Center.

Atlanta was a 109-107 loser in its last match on the road against the Nuggets. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 216 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta got 29 points and 10 rebounds from Paul Millsap in a losing cause in a 109-107 loss to Denver on Thursday at Pepsi Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 4-ranked offense (105.2 PPG) against a Magic defense that ranks No. 11 at 95.67 PPG. The Hawks have averaged 46.65% from the field per game, more than the Magic have managed so far this season (45.84% on average).

Next up:
Orlando at Boston, Monday, November 11th
Atlanta at Charlotte, Monday, November 11th

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