Atlanta Hawks (14-14) vs. Orlando Magic (8-20)
December 14, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Orlando Magic +3; Over/Under: +224.5
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The Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Amway Center. The Atlanta Hawks have lost 6 of their last 9 games. The Orlando Magic have won 3 straight games.
The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 113.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 114.1 points on 47 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 27.5 points and 2.8 rebounds, while Dejounte Murray is averaging 20.8 points and 5.4 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer, and De’Andre Hunter is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic are averaging 108.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 21.9 points and 3.7 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 19.7 points and 4.2 rebounds. Wendall Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Cole Anthony is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Magic are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Hawks last 7 overall. The under is 5-2 in Magic last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The Hawks are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Orlando and 7-1-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Atlanta Hawks continue to be one of the worst disappointing teams in the league as the losses are starting to pile up, and they’re losing their last 5 games by an average of 11.8 points. As Ive said time and time again, I just don’t get the warm and fuzzy feeling from the Hawks. The Orlando Magic have won 3 straight home games, and they only lose at home by an average of 2.3 points. I’ll grab the free bucket with the home team that’s playing the better ball.