Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic - 2/26/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Orlando Magic (25-32) at Atlanta Hawks (17-42)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +2.5 -- Over/Under: 225.5
The Orlando Magic pay a visit to the Atlanta Hawks at the State Farm Arena on Wednesday night.
The Orlando Magic have been in decent form lately as they've won three of their last four games and they will be looking to stay hot after sneaking past the Nets in a 115-113 road win on Monday. Aaron Gordon led the team with 27 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, Evan Fournier and Terrence Ross each scored 21 points while Nikola Vucevic racked up 16 points with 10 rebounds and five assists. As a team, the Magic shot shot 49 percent from the field and 13 of 34 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in trouble after falling behind by as many as 19 points before they exploded for 74 points in the second half to escape with the narrow win.
Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks have split their last 10 games and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting routed by the 76ers in a 129-112 road loss on Monday. Trae Young led the team with 28 points with seven rebounds and 10 assists, DeAndre Hunter added 22 points while John Collins chipped in with 21 points. As a team, the Hawks shot just 41 percent from the field and eight of 38 from the 3-point line as they rallied back from an early 17-point deficit, only to get blown out in the fourth quarter by 38-20.
Looking at the betting trends, the Magic are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a losing record, 0-5 ATS in their last five games following a win and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Hawks are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight home games, 7-16-1 ATS in their last 24 games against a team with a losing record and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a loss of more than 10 points.
Head to head, the under is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings in Atlanta and the Magic are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.
The Magic have been an inconsistent team all season, but they've quietly strung together three wins in their last four games and they looked good in their win over the Nets in their last outing. The Hawks will be low on cofindence after getting dismantled by the shorthanded 76ers in their last outing and the Magic are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall. This is a close one, but I'm leaning towards the Magic to get the win and cover here.
Peter’s Pick Orlando -2.5
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