Hawks host Magic in basketball action
Orlando Magic vs Atlanta Hawks Odds
The NBA betting slate features a clash between Atlanta and Orlando on Monday, with the host Hawks trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Hawks are 4-4 so far on the season, and 3-5 ATS vs. the number. The Magic, meanwhile, are 3-6 and 5-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Atlanta go 2-5-1 and the Magic go 3-5-1 on the totals.
The Magic were listed as 9.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 187 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hawks at No. 15 and the Magic at No. 26 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 94-88 result in favor of the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 94.4 PPG, against a Magic defense that ranks No. 14 at 95.9 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% so far, more than the Magic shooters have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Magic own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 94.8 points per game when playing on the road. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring on their home court.
The Magic were a 97-86 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (183) made winners of UNDER bettors. Orlando suffered a 97-86 loss against Toronto on Sunday, getting 16 points from Glen Davis in a losing effort at Air Canada Centre.
Atlanta won its last outing, a 112-96 result against the Kings on November 16. The Hawks covered in that game as a 2-point favorite, while the 208 combined points took the game OVER the total. Kyle Korver scored 22 points leading the Hawks to a 112-96 victory over Sacramento at Power Balance Pavilion on Friday.
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Magic at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Orlando
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing Orlando
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Orlando
Orlando home to Detroit, Wednesday, November 21
Atlanta home to Washington, Wednesday, November 21