Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic 12/19/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic 12/19/22
Mon 19th December 2022

The Orlando Magic (11-20, 3-11 Away) will try to slow down one of the league’s top scoring teams when they travel to face the Atlanta Hawks (15-15, 9-5 Home) on Monday.

Orlando is playing on back-to-back days after edging past the Boston Celtics 95-92 at TD Garden yesterday, their sixth consecutive win. Paolo Banchero was the standout player with 31 points.

The Magic are 13th in the Eastern Conference. Atlanta won in impressive fashion on Friday at Spectrum Center, beating the Charlotte Hornets 125-106. Trae Young had 31 points and nine assists, leading the team.

The Hawks are the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference. It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams. Orlando will be looking to level the season series after earning the win in only one of the three prior games, including a 135-124 victory at Amway Center on Wednesday.

Franz Wagner led the Magic with 24 points, while Markelle Fultz contributed 16 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds. De’Andre Hunter had 25 points in the losing effort.

Banchero and Wagner, averaging 22.0 and 19.6 points per game, respectively, are leading the Magic in scoring this season. Both are among the NBA’s top scorers, as Banchero is No. 1 and Wagner is first.

Banchero also has dished 3.9 assists per game, most in the league. Meanwhile, Bol Bol is grabbing 7.4 rebounds per game.Young (27.0 ppg) has powered the Hawks’ offense. He has the No. 1 scoring average in the NBA. Young also has distributed 9.9 assists per game, most in the NBA.

Clint Capela has pulled down 12.0 rebounds per game. The Hawks are one of the highest-scoring offenses in the NBA, ranking third with 113.9 points per game.

The Hawks have found success in the Magic’s last 10 trips to State Farm Arena, winning six. Meanwhile, the Magic are 0-4 when playing two days in a row this season and 0-0 in such games against rested opponents.

The Hawks are 4-1 with a rest advantage.Orlando is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -0.5 (110.1-110.6). Atlanta has a 4-6 record over the last 10, allowing 116.6 points per game on average while scoring only 113.7 (-2.9 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Moritz Wagner: 14.0 | 10.7 | +3.3


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Bogdan Bogdanovic: 34.5 | 25.6 | +8.9
Jarrett Culver: 6.0 | 8.8 | -2.8
Points per game:
Bogdan Bogdanovic: 26.0 | 19.3 | +6.7
Rebounds per game:
Onyeka Okongwu: 8.8 | 6.5 | +2.3
Assists per game:
Bogdan Bogdanovic: 2.8 | 2.0 | +0.8

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Atlanta Hawks -7.5 (-110)

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