Hawks vs. Magic Pick
Who Oddsmakers Like: According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Magic are listed as a 1-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 213.5 points. Orlando opened as a 3-point fave, while the total started at 213.
Who the Public Likes: As of Thursday afternoon, 83 percent of public bets have come in on the Magic to cover the spread. Online wagers have seen 54 percent of them placed on the over.
Who We Like: The season series is split 1-1 with each team winning in their home arena, while the Hawks have covered the spread both times. Atlanta is 6-4 ATS in the last 10 meetings, while the over-under is 5-5. The Hawks are on a modest two-game winning streak, most recently blowing out the Grizzlies at home by a count of 108-82. Atlanta is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games, while the under is 6-4. Orlando has also won two in a row and three of four after a 116-98 home victory over the Cavaliers. The Magic are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games and the under is 6-4.
I like the Hawks on the road in this spot. Both teams have had the same amount of rest and the travel isn't very long from Atlanta. The Hawks seem to be in a nice groove and have done well in the season series to date.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA HAWKS +1