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Magic are Coughing Up Points at an Alarming Rate

After enduring a brutal stretch that saw them drop 10 of 11 games, the Atlanta Hawks are starting to look like themselves again and will aim to pick up their third consecutive win when they host the Orlando Magic on Tuesday.

Shark Bites
  • The Magic are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against the Hawks.
  • The Magic are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games after winning the previous game in a matchup.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of the Hawks' last 15 games.

The Hawks did something they haven’t done in recent weeks on Friday – pull themselves out of a hole. Atlanta was down by 20 points to the Milwaukee Bucks in that game but came back to escape with a 114-110 victory. The Hawks scored 40 points in the third quarter to help overcome a 64-44 halftime deficit.

Orlando’s defense has been atrocious all year long, but it’s been especially bad lately. The Magic have lost the last three games by an average of 19.7 points and surrendered at least 109 points in each setback.

The Magic haven’t been getting the job done against Southeast Division opponents at the betting window lately, going 1-6 ATS in their past seven vs Southeast foes.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 106-105 win for the Hawks on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Orlando Magic vs Atlanta Hawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Atlanta battles the Orlando Magic, currently with a 10-15 mark (9-15-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 9-15 for the Atlanta Hawks and 9-15-1 for the Orlando Magic. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Orlando injuries news.

This game pits the Atlanta Hawks, currently No. 28 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Orlando Magic, who rate No. 22 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Atlanta's No. 23-ranked offense (100.83 PPG) against a Orlando Magic defense that ranks No. 6 at 100.08 PPG. The Atlanta Hawks have averaged 45.31% from the field per game, more than the Orlando Magic have managed so far this NBA season (42.4% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Orlando got 24 points from Evan Fournier but lost anyway 121-113 against the Nuggets on Saturday at Amway Center.

Milwaukee was victimized by Dennis Schroder for 33 points as the Hawks defeated the Bucks 114-110 in NBA action on Friday.

Betting Trends
  • Orlando is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Orlando's last 12 games
  • Orlando is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Orlando is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Atlanta's last 15 games

Next Betting Matchups

Orlando home to Los Angeles, Wednesday, December 14th
Atlanta at Toronto, Friday, December 16th