Hawks vs. Magic - 2/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (21-28) at Atlanta Hawks (30-22)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -10 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSFL
The Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks square off Monday night at the Philips Arena.
The Orlando Magic look for back-to-back wins for the first time since December. The Orlando Magic are averaging 99.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 16.6 points and 8.8 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 14.4 points and four assists. Evan Fournier is dishing 2.6 assists and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost six straight road games.
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The Atlanta Hawks look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 99.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.8 points and 8.5 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 15.1 points and 6.9 rebounds. Jeff Teague is dishing 5.4 assists and Kent Bazemore is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won five of their last six home games.
The Magic are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 17-7 ATS in their last 24 Monday games. The Magic are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta.
This is way too many points to lay with a Hawks team that can't make up its mind on whether it's good or not. The Magic just beat the Hawks on Sunday and are starting to play better overall. I'll gladly take the points here.