Magic vs Hawks Prediction NBA Picks 2/25/24

Atlanta Hawks (24-32) vs Orlando Magic (31-25)

Game Info: Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 7:00 pm (State Farm Arena)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Hawks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 230 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Atlanta Hawks play host to the Orlando Magic at the State Farm Arena on Sunday night. Here’s a Magic vs Hawks Prediction.

Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic have been in red-hot form as they've won eight of their last 10 games overall and they will be aiming for a fourth straight victory after sneaking past the lowly Pistons in a 112-109 road win last night. Paolo Banchero led the team in scoring with 15 points on five of 17 shooting, Franz Wagner and Jalen Suggs each scored 14 points while Gary Harris chipped in with 12 points. As a team, the Magic shot 49 percent from the field and 12 of 24 from the 3-point line as they got off to a quick start with 65 points in the first half to build an 11-point lead before they held off a late charge from the Pistons who tied the scores late. The Magic will take on the Nets and Jazz after this one.

Atlanta Hawks

Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks have been in a rut as they've lost five of their last seven games overall and they will be hoping to put an end to a three-game skid after falling painfully short to the Raptors in a 123-121 loss on Friday. Dejounte Murray led the team with 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, De'Andre Hunter added 22 points off the bench, while Saddiq Bey chipped in with 18 points. As a team, the Hawks shot 43 percent from the field and 12 of 39 from the 3-point line as they poured in 42 points in the second quarter to erase an early 16-point deficit, only to come up short in the fourth quarter where they went cold to allow the Raptors to slip away.

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Atlanta Hawks Player Facts

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic is one of only two players to have scored 40+ points off the bench in a game this season.
  • Clint Capela ranks 10th amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.5) this season.

Orlando Magic Player Facts

  • Paolo Banchero is one of only three players in the league to be leading his team for points, rebounds and assists this season.
  • Jalen Suggs ranks 2nd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.4) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Hawks rank 1st in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (13.1).
  • The Hawks rank 1st in the league for field goal attempts per game this season (93.8).
  • The Magic rank 30th in the league for three-point field goals made per game this season (11.0).
  • The Magic rank 1st in the league for opponent field goal attempts per game this season (84.8).

Magic vs Hawks Prediction

The Magic are still a little short handed with Markelle Fultz still listed as out, while the Hawks are still missing Trae Young who is still out with that finger injury. The Magic come into this game as the team in better form and even though they were far from convincing in their narrow win over the Pistons, I still think the Magic can outlast these Hawks who have been one of the most inconsistent teams all season. The Hawks open as slight favorites at home, but I like the Magic to continue their strong run with another win in this spot.

 

Peter’s Pick Orlando +2.5

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