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Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic - 1/21/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks
Date & Time Monday January 21, 2019, 3:00 PM (EST)
Location
State Farm Arena
Atlanta, Georgia
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +1 -- Over/Under: 219.5
TV Channel
NBAt, FSSE, FSFL
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The Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks meet Monday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.

The Orlando Magic could use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 103.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 46 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 20.3 points and 11.9 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 15.8 points and 7.6 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost their last five road games.

The Atlanta Hawks also need a win here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 109.8 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 117.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting. John Collins is averaging 19 points and 10.1 rebounds while Trae Young is averaging 16 points and 7.2 assists. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Len is dishing 3.6 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won five of their last eight home games.

The Magic are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Monday games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 5-11 ATS in their last 16 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southeast. The Magic are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 12-5 in Hawks last 17 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 4-0 in Magic last 4 overall.

With or without Aaron Gordon, the Orlando Magic aren't playing good basketball and find a lot of creative ways to lose. The Atlanta Hawks have been more competitive than their results indicate, and they've found ways to win games at home lately. The home team has won each of the last six meetings between the Magic and Hawks. In a toss-up game, I'm going to give the Hawks the edge at home.

Pick:
Atlanta Hawks +1

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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