Atlanta Hawks (11-10) vs. Orlando Magic (5-16)
November 30, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Orlando Magic +6; Over/Under: +226.5
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The Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Amway Center. The Atlanta Hawks have lost 5 of their last 7 games. The Orlando Magic have lost 5 straight games.
The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 114.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 114.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 28.6 points and 2.9 rebounds, while Dejounte Murray is averaging 21.2 points and 6 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer, and John Collins is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 83.1 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic are averaging 108.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 23.2 points and 3.6 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 19.6 points and 4.3 rebounds. Wendall Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Cole Anthony is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 18-38 ATS in their last 56 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Magic are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The under is 4-1 in Hawks last 5 overall. The under is 7-3 in Magic last 10 overall. The Hawks are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Orlando and 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Atlanta Hawks are the better team, but they continue to disappoint and underachieve. You don’t know which Hawks team is going to show up from night to night, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see them lose this game outright. The Hawks lose on the road by an average of 1.4 points, and they only win by an average of 2.9 points as a favorite. Give me the Magic and the points if forced to pick.