Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic Predictions 2/16/22

by | Feb 16, 2022 | nba

Atlanta Hawks (27-30 SU, 25-32-0 ATS) vs. Orlando Magic (13-46 SU, 26-33-0 ATS)

When: Wednesday February 16 2022, 07:00 PM (ET)

Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida

TV: BSSE-ATL

Point Spread: ATL -6/ORL +6 (Opened at ATL -4.5 at MyBookie - Use bonus code PREDICT100 and they’ll give you a 100% real cash bonus up to $300!)

Total: 227 (Opened at 226.5)

Money Line: Atlanta -231/Orlando +188

Power Rating: ATL -6

The Atlanta Hawks hit the road for a mini two-game road trip with the first stop in Orlando. The oddsmaker has the host Magic as a +6 home dog with the total offered up at 228 points.

Probable Starting Lineups

Atlanta Hawks PG Trae Young, SG Kevin Huerter, SF De’Andre Hunter, PF Danilo Gallinari, C Clint Capela

Orlando Magic PG Cole Anthony, SG Gary Harris, SF Franz Wagner, PF Wendell Carter Jr., C Mo Bamba

Key Injuries

Hawks

Bogdan Bogdanovic: ankle (QUESTIONABLE) John Collins: heel (OUT) Delon Wright: hip flexor (QUESTIONABLE)

Magic

Markelle Fultz: knee (OUT) R.J. Hampton: knee (OUT) Jonathan Isaac: knee (OUT) Moritz Wagner: ribs (QUESTIONABLE)

Recent Form

The Atlanta Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 27-30, placing them 10th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Atlanta has struggled in their 27 road contests, sitting at 10-17. Over the Hawks’ last five games, they have picked up just 2 wins. In this stretch, Atlanta’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 113.0 points per game. Combined, the Hawks’ last five opponents are giving up 107.0 points per contest. In this recent cold stretch, the Hawks are allowing an average of 114.0 points per game, similar to their usual rate of 111.8. In the Atlanta Hawk’s most recent game, Atlanta took down Cleveland by a score of 124-116.

The Orlando Magic come into this game with an overall record of 13-46, placing them 14th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Orlando has struggled in their 25 home contests, sitting at 5-20. Over the Magic’s last five games, they have picked up just one win. In this stretch, Orlando’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 102.0 points per game. Combined, the Magic’s last five opponents are giving up 107.0 points per contest. A key reason for the Magic’s recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 116.0 points over their last five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 111.6. In the Orlando Magic most recent game, the team fell to Denver by a score of 121-111.

Individual Performers

As Atlanta travels to take on the Orlando Magic, the Hawks’ leading scorer is Trae Young. Through 51, games Young is averaging 27 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 55.0% of his games. So far, the Knicks are allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 47.62% of their games, placing them 14th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Cole Anthony leads the Magic in scoring, averaging 17 points across his 51 games. Throughout the season, Anthony has outscored his season average in 43.0% of his outings. However, if he hopes to add to this total, Anthony will need to do so against a Hawks defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 34.09%. This figure is good for a rank of 4th in the league.

Matchup Analysis

The Hawks come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 111.3 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Atlanta is winning at a rate of 48%. These victories have come by an average margin of 13.0 points. On the other side, the Magic hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 7 games as the better defensive team, picking up just one win.

The Historicals

Tonight’s matchup between the Hawks and Magic will be their fourth meeting of the year. So far, Atlanta has won twice in three games.

How the Public is Betting the Hakws vs Magic

67% are betting the Magic against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 227

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
  • Hawks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games as a favorite.
  • Magic are 19-46-3 ATS in their last 68 games as a home underdog.
  • Magic are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

The Hawks lost the previous meeting, but that was without their best player Trae Young. I look for them to avenge that loss and get an easy cover tonight. Note: If you’re parlaying your basketball picks, you need to make sure you’re betting at a sportsbook with the best parlay odds on the web!