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Orlando Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks - 4/5/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic
Date & Time Friday April 5, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Amway Center
Orlando, Florida
The Line
The Line: Orlando Magic -6 -- Over/Under: 226
TV Channel
FSSE, FSFL
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The Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic meet Friday in NBA action at the Amway Center.

The Atlanta Hawks look to play spoiler after winning five of their last seven games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 113.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 118.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting. John Collins is averaging 19.5 points and 9.6 rebounds while Trae Young is averaging 19 points and 8.1 assists. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Dewayne Dedmon is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost four of their last five road games.

The Orlando Magic need a win to improve their playoff odds after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 106.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 20.7 points and 12 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 15.9 points and 7.3 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won each of their last eight home games.

The Hawks are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Magic are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 36-16 in the last 52 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Hawks last 7 overall. The over is 4-0 in Magic last 4 overall.

The Orlando Magic have won each of the last three meetings against the Hawks, and all three of those wins were decided by double digits. The Magic also need to keep winning in order to lock up one of the final playoff spots in the East. The Atlanta Hawks have been one more the more profitable teams in the league these last couple of weeks, which includes covers in 76 percent of their last 21 games. The Hawks are also averaging 121 points in their last five games, really clicking and playing some of their best ball of the season. While the Magic should win and have every reason to show up, it's hard to turn down the free buckets with the Hawks.

Pick:
Atlanta Hawks +6

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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