Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic - 2/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (19-39) at Atlanta Hawks (45-12)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -12.5 -- Over/Under: 199 See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic invade the Philips Arena look to take down the Atlanta Hawks tonight.
The Orlando Magic had their three-game win streak snapped on Wednesday with a heartbreaking 93-90 overtime loss against the Heat. Nikola Vucevic followed up his 31-point performance on Sunday with another 26 points, Victor Oladipo added 13 points and Tobias Harris added 12 but the Magic just couldn't get anything going when it came to overtime and it cost them the game. On the bright side, the Magic continued their impressive defensive form, holding the Heat to just 38.1 percent shooting and 85 points at the conclusion of regular time, but their offense that ranks near the bottom of the league remains a work in progress.
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Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks were dealing with a couple of problems themselves but seemed to be back on track with double digit wins over the Bucks and the Mavericks. In Wednesday's 104-87 win over the Mavs, the Hawks' balanced scoring was on show once again as six players finished in double figures with Dennis Schroder leading the way with 17 points off the bench. Defensively, the Hawks struggled early on and allowed 34 points in the first quarter, but dominated the rest of the way, especially in the second half where they outscored the Mavs by 57-34. With the win, Atlanta improved to 45-12 overall and 26-4 at home.
In ATS trends, the Magic are 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine games overall and 19-9 ATS in their last 28 road games, while the Hawks are 38-15 ATS in their last 53 games overall and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games.
Head to head, the Magic are 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Atlanta.
This really does seem like a lot of points to cover, but the Hawks seemed to be over their mini-slump so they should be good enough to take care of this one at home.