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Feb 23, 7:30 PM | Philips Arena

Orlando Magic vs Atlanta Hawks Odds

22-12TEAM RECORD19-14

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Magic travelling to Atlanta Thursday to face the Hawks on Thursday.

This season the Hawks are 19-14 overall and 15-16-2 ATS against the number, while the Magic are 22-12 and 20-14 ATS. As for the totals, Atlanta is 12-19-2 on the OU, and Orlando is 16-17-1.

View Orlando vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Hawks as 1-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 179, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 15-rated Hawks and the No. 12-ranked Magic, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 95-94 result in favor of the Magic.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 93.7 PPG, against a Magic defense that ranks No. 5 at 91.1 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% 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. 3-rated mark, allowing 90.7 points per game when on the road. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in home scoring.

Orlando won its last outing, a 108-91 result against the Nets on February 22. The Magic covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 199 combined points took the game OVER the total. Dwight Howard scored 20 points and chipped in with 17 rebounds for Orlando on Wednesday, leading the Magic to a 108-91 victory over New Jersey at Prudential Center.

The Hawks were a 99-82 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. Atlanta suffered a 99-82 loss against New York on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Jeff Teague in a losing effort at Madison Square Garden.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing New Jersey are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing New York are 5-5
After a loss 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 Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Orlando is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Orlando
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games

Next up:
Orlando at Washington, Wednesday, February 29
Atlanta home to Golden State, Wednesday, February 29

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