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Atlanta HawksOrlando Magic
21-19January 22, 2014, 07:00 | Amway Center11-31



The Magic will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Hawks tip off at Amway Center on Wednesday in NBA play.

Orlando will face the 21-19 Hawks, who own a 22-18 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Magic are 18-24 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hawks are 23-16-1 favoring the OVER.

View Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

The Hawks were listed as -3.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 199.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Magic at No. 25 and the Hawks at No. 8 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 94-87 result in favor of the Hawks.

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The Hawks were a 121-114 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Heat. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (235) made winners of OVER bettors. Miami was scorched by Paul Millsap for 26 points as the Hawks defated the Heat 121-114 in NBA action on Monday.

In their last action, Orlando was a 101-90 loser on the road against the Nets. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (191) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Magic endured a 101-90 loss at the hands of the Nets on Tuesday, despite a 15-point effort from Kyle O'Quinn at Barclays Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 21-rated squad against Atlanta's No. 26-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 18 in the league with 7.24 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 9.35 per outing.

A few Hawks at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Atlanta's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 9 games
Atlanta is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Orlando is 1-10-1 SU in its last 12 games
Orlando is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games at home
Orlando is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Orlando's last 16 games at home


Next up:
Atlanta home to San Antonio, Friday, January 24th
Orlando home to Los Angeles, Friday, January 24th

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