Atlanta Hawks (5-18) at Orlando Magic (10-15)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -6 -- Over/Under: 217 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Amway Center.
The Atlanta Hawks could use a bounce back victory here after losing six of their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 20.2 points and 6.5 assists while Kent Bazemore is averaging 12.3 points and 4.4 rebounds. Taurean Prince is the third double-digit scorer and Marco Belinelli is dishing 2.6 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.1 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost nine of their last 11 road games.
The Orlando Magic also need a win here after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 107.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Aaron Gordon is averaging 18.4 points and eight rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 18 points and 3.1 assists. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathon Simmons is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southeast. The Magic are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 39-15 in the last 54 meetings. The over is 6-2 in Magic last 8 overal and the under is 4-0 in Hawks last 4 road games.
I'm not trying to bet on either one of these teams given their current form, but there's no question the Orlando Magic are the better option of the two. The Magic are better at both ends of the court, and the Hawks are being outscored by seven points in their last five games. Also, the Magic have shown some sign of getting things back on track with wins over the Thunder and Knicks recently. The Hawks are just blah and seem to be getting crushed more times than not these days. I'll take the home team and the reasonable line here.