Hawks vs Magic Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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The Atlanta Hawks (14-14) visit the Orlando Magic (8-20) at Amway Center, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, December 14, 2022. The Hawks are only 2.5-point favorites in the game, the third matchup between the squads this season. The matchup has a 224.5 point total.

How to bet Hawks vs. Magic

Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Hawks as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Hawks have -140 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +119 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 224.5 points.

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Hawks vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSF
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Arena: Amway Center

Hawks vs. Magic Betting Trends

The Hawks are 11-16-1 against the spread this year. Atlanta has been chosen as the favorite in 15 games this year and has walked away with the win 10 times (66.7%) in those games. The Hawks have hit the over in 57.1% of their opportunities this year (16 times in 28 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, the Magic are 13-13-2 this season. Orlando has gone 8-17 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 32% of those games). Magic games this year have eclipsed the over/under 13 times in 28 opportunities (46.4%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Hawks

Hawks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Trae Young 25 27.1 2.8 9.6 0.8 0.2 2.1
Bogdan Bogdanovic 5 18 3.2 2.2 0.6 0.2 3.8
De’Andre Hunter 23 15.1 3.8 1.1 0.3 0.1 1.4
Clint Capela 25 11.9 12.2 0.7 0.6 1.4 0
AJ Griffin 24 10.1 2.1 1 1.1 0.1 1.6

Magic

Magic Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Paolo Banchero 21 21.8 6.9 3.8 0.8 0.6 0.9
Franz Wagner 28 19.8 4.1 3.6 0.8 0.3 1.4
Cole Anthony 11 13.5 4.4 3.9 1.1 0.4 1.5
Bol Bol 28 12.4 7.4 1.1 0.5 1.8 0.7
Moritz Wagner 10 10.7 6.7 2.4 0.6 0.4 0.7
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Hawks vs. Magic Injury Report

Magic: Jonathan Isaac: Out (Knee), Gary Harris: Out (Hamstring), Jalen Suggs: Out (Ankle), Chuma Okeke: Out (Knee), Wendell Carter: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Atlanta Hawks

With 113.1 points per game on offense, Atlanta ranks 15th in the NBA. At the other end of the court, it cedes 114.6 points per contest, which ranks 19th in the league. The Hawks are scoring 113.6 points per game in home games. Away from home, they are averaging 112.7 points per contest. The Hawks have been putting up 110.8 points per game in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little lower than the 113.1 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

When it comes to three-pointers, Atlanta is coming up short, as it ranks second-worst in the league in treys made (9.9 per game) and third-worst in three-point percentage (32.1%). The Hawks are attempting 62.4 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 67.1% of the shots they’ve taken (and 77.1% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 30.7 treys per contest, which are 32.9% of their shots (and 22.9% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Orlando Magic

On offense, Orlando is the third-worst squad in the NBA (108.2 points per game). Defensively, it is 16th (113.3 points allowed per game). In 2022-23 the Magic are averaging eight more points per game at home (111.6) than away (103.6). In their last 10 games, the Magic are posting 105.8 points per contest, 2.4 fewer points than their season average (108.2).

At 10.5 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34% from beyond the arc, Orlando is 25th and 20th in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. The Magic take 36.9% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 63.1% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 26.8% of the Magic’s buckets are 3-pointers, and 73.2% are 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this game is the Hawks, and we predict that Magic will cover the spread (Hawks -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 224.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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