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NBA Game Preview - Hawks underdogs vs Magic at Orlando

Atlanta HawksOrlando Magic
April 16, 7:00 PM | Amway Center

Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic Odds

44-38TEAM RECORD52-30

The Magic will hit the floor running against the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Magic sit at 52-30 (34-46-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Hawks are currently 44-38 (37-45 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Orlando is 32-46-4 OU, and Atlanta is 34-48 OU.

View Atlanta vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Orlando opened as 8.5-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 180 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Magic) and the No. 19 (Hawks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 101-95 result in favor of the Magic is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 6-rated squad against Atlanta's No. 28-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 1 in the league with 9.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 with 6.1 per outing.

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.8 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 96-85 result against the Bobcats on April 13. The Hawks failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 181 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Atlanta got 16 points from Josh Powell but lost anyway 96-85 against the Bobcats on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 92-74 winner as they battled the Pacers at home. The Magic covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 166 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Magic grabbed a 92-74 win over the Pacers on Wednesday, behind a 14-point effort from Ryan Anderson at Amway Center.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Orlando are 3-7
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Hawks at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Atlanta's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 8 games at home
Orlando is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Orlando, Tuesday, April 19
Orlando home to Atlanta, Tuesday, April 19

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