Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic 12/30/2019 Spread Picks and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic 12/30/2019 – The Atlanta Hawks will enter Monday night’s ballgame against the Orlando Magic, looking to end a 10-game losing streak. The Hawks and Magic will face off for the second time this season. But unlike their earlier confrontation last October, both teams are now desperately searching for a win that will ignite their skidding campaigns. The Magic opened as the overwhelming NBA Moneyline and NBA spread betting favorite, as Orlando will march into the court with a 12.5 point handicap.
Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic 12/30/2019
Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic 12/30/2019 Betting Odds
Atlanta Hawks Betting
The Hawks’ losing streak extended to 10 games after bowing to the Chicago Bulls, 116-81, on Dec. 28. In just his third game after coming off a 25-game suspension, John Collins dropped 34 points on 14-for-26 shooting. However, Collins’ massive game couldn’t hide the absence of leading scorer Trae Young, who is nursing an ankle injury. Atlanta just shot 37 percent on the floor and 26.5 percent from beyond the arc.
Players to Watch: John Collins (19.4 PPG and 9.8 RPG)
Orlando Magic Betting
The Magic’s two-game winning streak snapped on Saturday, bowing to the Milwaukee Bucks, 100-111. Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic combined for 44 points, and Jonathan Isaac added 19. Unfortunately, the Giannis Antetokounmpo-led Bucks frontline proved just too much for the Magic, as they dominated the battle for the boards (57-35) and points in the paint (42-28).
Players to Watch: Evan Fournier (19.4 PPG and 3.2 APG)
Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic 12/30/2019 Betting Numbers
Atlanta are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Orlando are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games.
Alex Len C Ankle is probable Monday vs Orlando
Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee is out indefinitely
Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic Betting Picks
The 12.5-point NBA spread in favor of the Magic shows online bookmakers’ confidence in Orlando to blow out the reeling Hawks, who has never looked more lost without Trae Young on the floor.
Moneyline: The Hawks defeated the Magic, 103-99, in their first game of the season last October 27. Obviously, things have drastically changed since then. The Hawks keep losing, the Magic, though underachieving, are still on pace for another playoff run. In this particular game, I feel the Magic have enough personnel to outscore the Trae-less Hawks.
ATS: A double-digit spread usually bodes well for the underdogs. The Hawks might be missing their key players, yet Collins’ ability to put up big numbers might help Atlanta get an ATS win on the road.
TOTALs: The total opened at 212 points. The Hawks and the Magic are two of the worst scoring teams in the NBA. The last time these two teams played, the total score reached just 202 points. In this case, UNDER seems to be the logical choice.
Score Prediction: 107 – 99 Magic