Magic vs. Hawks Prediction
Will the Atlanta Hawks cover the small point spread as a home favorite when they host the Orlando Magic at 6:00 p.m. ET?
Sunday, April 1, 2018
TV: N/A, 6:00 p.m. ET
The Hawks opened as 1.5-point home favorites and that’s where the number currently sits at the majority of online sportsbooks. As for the total, it hit the board at 209 but was bet down to 208.
As of this writing, 58% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Hawks to cover the point spread tonight. Meanwhile, 65% of the betting tickets are on the under.
KEY INJURY TO WATCH
Dennis Schroder (ankle) is out for the year and so is Kent Bazemore (knee). For the Magic, Jonathon Simmons (Wrist) is out, while Terrence Ross (leg) is out for the year and Evan Fournier (knee) is out.
The home team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings between these two teams. The Magic, meanwhile, have been one of the least profitable teams in the NBA. They’re 0-4 against the spread in their last four games, are 0-5 against the number in their last five games playing on one day of rest, and are 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games versus an opponent with a losing home record.
SUNDAY NBA PREDICTIONS: ATLANTA HAWKS -1.5