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Magic vs Hawks Betting Preview

Atlanta HawksOrlando Magic
Dec 12, 7:00 PM | Amway Center

Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic Odds

12-6TEAM RECORD8-12

Orlando looks to cover the Magic-Hawks pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 8-12 mark when they host Atlanta in NBA action.

Supporters of the Hawks have seen them go 12-6 and 7-10-1 ATS so far this season, while the Magic are at 8-12 and 11-9 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Magic are 7-12-1, while the Hawks are 8-9-1.

View Atlanta vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Magic sat as 4-point underdogs. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 188.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Magic, currently No. 19 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Hawks, who rate No. 14 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 98-91 victory for the Hawks.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 27 in the league with 40.1 per game. That compares with Orlando’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Orlando is the NBA’s No. 28-ranked team at 5.2 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 5 with 8.4 per contest.

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 91.8 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 101-92 result against the Heat on December 10. The Hawks failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 193 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Atlanta got 22 points from Josh Smith but lost anyway 101-92 against the Heat on Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

In their last action, Orlando was a 98-90 winner on the road against the Suns. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (188) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. J.J. Redick scored 20 points leading the Magic to a 98-90 victory over Phoenix at US Airways Center on Sunday.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 3-7
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Golden State are 10-0
After playing Phoenix are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

A few Hawks at Magic trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 9 games when playing Orlando
Atlanta is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Orlando's last 9 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Orlando's last 11 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Orlando is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta home to Charlotte, Thursday, December 13
Orlando home to Golden State, Friday, December 14