Hawks vs Magic Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, October 21

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The Atlanta Hawks (1-0) host the Orlando Magic (0-1) at State Farm Arena on Friday, October 21, 2022. The contest starts at 7:30 PM ET and airs on BSS. The Hawks are 9-point favorites in the game. The over/under is 225.5 points for this matchup.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 9 points, with sportsbooks listing the Hawks as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Hawks have -405 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +314 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225.5 points.

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Hawks vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, October 21, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSS
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Arena: State Farm Arena

Hawks vs. Magic Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Hawks were 37-45-0 last season. Atlanta won 66% of the games last season in which it was favored on the moneyline (33-17). The Hawks had 43 of their 82 games hit the over last year.

The Magic’s record against the spread last year was 36-45-1. Orlando was underdogs in 73 games last season and won 17 (23.3%) of those contests. The Magic had 41 of their 82 games hit the over last year.

Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Trae Young 76 28.4 3.7 9.7 1 0.1 3.1
Dejounte Murray 68 21.1 8.3 9.2 2 0.3 1.4
John Collins 54 16.2 7.8 1.8 0.6 1 1.2
Bogdan Bogdanovic 63 15.1 4 3.1 1.1 0.2 2.7
De’Andre Hunter 53 13.4 3.3 1.2 0.7 0.4 1.4


Cole Anthony 65 16.3 5.4 5.7 0.7 0.3 2
Wendell Carter Jr. 62 15 10.4 2.8 0.6 0.7 1.1
Gary Harris 61 10.9 2 1.7 1 0.1 1.9
Markelle Fultz 18 10.8 2.7 5.5 1.1 0.3 0.2
Mohamed Bamba 71 10.6 8 1.2 0.5 1.7 1.5
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Hawks vs. Magic Injury Report

Hawks: Bogdan Bogdanovic: Out (Knee)

Magic: Cole Anthony: Questionable (Illness), Moritz Wagner: Out (Ankle), Jonathan Isaac: Out (Hamstring), Markelle Fultz: Out (Toe), Gary Harris: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Atlanta Hawks

At 113.9 points scored per game and 112.4 points conceded last year, Atlanta was sixth in the NBA offensively and 21st defensively. At home, the Hawks averaged 5.5 more points per game (116.7) than they did in road games (111.2).

Atlanta was 11th in the league in 3-pointers made (12.9 per game) and second-best in 3-point percentage (37.4%) last year. The Hawks took 61.0% of their shots from inside the arc, and 39.0% from beyond it last year. In terms of makes, 69.0% of the Hawks’ buckets were 2-pointers, and 31.0% were 3-pointers.

What you need to know about the Orlando Magic

Orlando averaged only 104.2 points per game (second-worst in NBA) last season, but it played better on defense, where it surrendered 112.2 points per game (20th-ranked). At home, the Magic scored 104.2 points per game last season. On the road, they scored the same number.

Orlando, who ranked 15th in the league with 12.2 treys per game, shot just 33.1% from three-point land, which was third-worst in the NBA. The Magic took 58.3% two-pointers and 41.7% threes last year. Of the team’s buckets, 68.2% were two-pointers and 31.8% were three-pointers.

Hawks vs. Magic Predictions and Pick

Our pick to win this game is the Hawks, and we expect that Hawks will cover the spread (Hawks -9). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 225.5 points.

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How to bet Hawks vs. Magic

You can bet on Hawks vs. Magic at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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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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