Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET in Atlanta as the Hawks (-156) host the Magic (+128) in a Southeast Division matchup. The over/under line for this game is 232 at BetOnline.

Orlando is currently 8th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 22-18, while Atlanta is 11th in the East at 16-23.

Can the Magic Grab a Win in Atlanta?

Orlando’s games have trended towards the under recently, with their last five games going below the O/U line. Today’s line of 232 is higher than 32 of their previous games.

In terms of their O/U record, the Magic are 18-22 this season. Their games have averaged 223.4 points per game, which is lower than today’s line of 232.

Orlando’s last game finished with a combined score of 192 points, which was well below the O/U line of 219.5. The Magic covered the spread in that game, winning by a score of 98-94 as 5.5-point underdogs.

In the Eastern Conference standings, the Magic are currently in 8th place with a record of 22-18. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 16-10 compared to 6-8 against the West.

As the underdog, Orlando has gone 12-16 this season and 17-11 against the spread. On the road, they are 13-9 ATS compared to 9-13 straight up.

The Magic are 24th in the NBA in scoring at 112.2 points per game. However, they have been better offensively at home (115.7 PPG) compared to on the road (109.3 PPG).

So far this season, Orlando has scored below the league average in 60% of their games. Additionally, they have failed to reach their scoring average in each of their last four games.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Magic are one of the worst teams in the league. They are 29th in three-point percentage (34%) and 29th in made threes per game (10.8).

Orlando’s defense has been playing well, ranking 4th in the NBA with 111.2 points allowed per game. In the terms of takeaways, Magic are causing 13.9 turnovers per game, ranking 24th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 12th in rejections, averaging 5.5 blocked shots each game.

  • Gary Harris (Out) Calf
  • Franz Wagner (Out) Ankle

Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored Atlanta?

Today, the Hawks are favored by 3 points at home against the Magic. In their last three games as the favorite, they have gone 0-3 straight-up and 5-16 ATS. As the favorite this season, they are 11-10.

Atlanta’s O/U record for the season is 22-17, and the under has hit in their last three games. This year, their games have averaged 244.8 points per game compared to today’s O/U line of 232.

In their most recent game, the Hawks defeated the Spurs by a score of 109-99. Atlanta was favored by 8.5 points in that game and covered the spread. The O/U line for that game was 246.

Overall, the Hawks are 16-23 this season, which is 11th in the Eastern Conference. Against the East, they are 10-19 and 4-5 in their division. At home, the Hawks are 7-11 and 4-14 ATS.

For the season, the Hawks are 10-29 ATS and have gone 5-16 ATS at home. In non-conference games, they are 6-4 and 9-12 straight-up on the road.

Atlanta’s offense has been one of the league’s best this season, averaging 121.3 points per game (4th). At home, they have scored 122.5 points per game (6th).

The Hawks have been an excellent three-point shooting team, making 13.8 threes per game (7th). Overall, they are shooting 36% from beyond the arc (17th).

When it comes to two-point shooting, Atlanta is making 53% of their attempts (20th). In terms of field goal percentage, they are 21st in the NBA at 46%.

Coming into today’s game, the Hawks’ defense is giving up an average of 123.5 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 58.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.9% of their three-point attempts.

  • Wesley Matthews (Out) Calf
  • De’Andre Hunter (Out) Knee
  • Vít Krejčí (Out) Shoulder
  • Mouhamed Gueye (Out) Back

Magic vs. Hawks Pick

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Hawks to secure the win, with an expected final score of 113-106. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -3.

Pick: Take the Hawks at -3

The Total

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 232 and given that our model is projecting 219 points between the teams, we like the under.

Pick: Go Under 232 points (-112)