At 7:00 ET, the 6th-ranked Magic (-116) will travel to Atlanta to take on the 10th-ranked Hawks (-104). Orlando is currently on a three-game win streak and is favored by a point over the Hawks. The over/under line for this Eastern Southeast Division matchup is currently sitting at 226 points.

This game will be played at the State Farm Arena and can be seen on BSSE.


The Pick: Orlando Magic -1

This game will be played at State Farm Arena at 7:00 ET on Sunday, February 25th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 126-101 in favor of the Magic.
  • Our projections have Paolo Banchero finishing with Paolo Banchero points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Magic finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.9% and knocking down 13 threes.

Can the Magic Pull Out the Win as Road Favorites?

In their last game against the Pistons, the Magic won by a score of 112-109. The O/U line for that game was 225.5 points, and Orlando was favored by 8 points going into the game.

For the season, the Magic have an O/U record of 29-28, and their games have averaged 222.6 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 226 points.

Orlando has won three straight games and is currently 6th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 32-25. In the Southeast Division, they are in 1st place.

On the road, the Magic have a record of 14-17 straight-up and 19-12 against the spread. Their ATS record as the favorite on the road is 14-5, and they are 16-3 straight-up as the favorite.

Against Eastern Conference teams, the Magic are 22-14 and 10-11 in non-conference games. This season, they have an average scoring differential of -3.0 points per game on the road.

When it comes to scoring, the Magic are 25th in the league at 111.8 points per game. However, they have been better at home, averaging 114.6 points compared to 109.5 on the road.

In terms of pace, Orlando is 24th in the league at 97.5 possessions per game. They are also 15th in field goal percentage at 47% overall.

One area where the Magic have struggled is three-point shooting. They are last in the league in three-pointers made per game and 29th in three-point attempts. Overall, they are hitting 35% of their threes.

So far, the Magic’s defense is ranked 6th in the league at 110.8 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Magic squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.5% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.8% from downtown.

Is an Upset Waiting to Happen at Home?

The Hawks have lost three straight games and are 24-32 overall this season. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 10th place and are 3rd in the Southeast Division.

Against the spread, Atlanta is 17-39 for the season and has failed to cover in their last two home games. As the underdog, they are 8-17 vs. the spread and have gone 8-21 ATS at home.

In their last game, the Hawks lost to the Raptors by a score of 123-121. The O/U line for that game was 243.5, and Atlanta was favored by 7.5 points going into the game.

This season, Hawks games have averaged a combined scoring total of 245.2 points, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 226. Overall, Atlanta has a 31-25 record vs. the over/under.

In the Eastern Conference, the Hawks are 14-24 compared to 10-8 in non-conference games. On the road, they are 9-18 ATS and have an ATS record of 11-16.

One of the league’s top offenses, the Hawks come into this game ranked 4th in scoring at 121.3 points per game. However, they have struggled with their shooting efficiency, hitting just 46% of their shots (23rd).

Atlanta’s offense has been especially potent at home, where they are averaging 124 points per game (2nd). In terms of pace, the Hawks are 3rd in the NBA at 101.5 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hawks are 6th in both makes (13.7) and attempts (38.1) per game. Overall, they are hitting 36% of their shots from beyond the arc (21st).

On defense, the Hawks come into the game ranked 29th in the league in points allowed at 123.9 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 127 points per contest (18th). Atlanta’s defense is currently forcing 12.7 turnovers per game, which is 14th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 25th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.5 rejections per game.