The Orlando Magic (0-1) will be trying to pick up their first win of the season when they face the Atlanta Hawks (1-0) on Friday night. The Magic are coming off a 113-109 loss to Detroit as four-point underdogs. The Hawks are coming off a 117-107 win over Houston as 10-point favorites. Atlanta is 7-3 in its last 10 games against Orlando.
The Magic kicked off their season with a loss to the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Hawks, which will give them their first win of the season. Orlando scored 109 points in their first game. They made 48.8 percent of their field goals and 36.7 percent of their three-pointers.
Paolo Banchero showed why the Magic made him the top pick in the 2022 draft, finishing the game with 27 points, nine rebounds, and five assists, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and LeBron James as the only number one overall pick to have at least 25 points, five rebounds and five assists in their NBA debut.
The Hawks got off to a good start, defeating the Rockets to pick up their first win of the season. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Magic, which will give them their second win in a row. Atlanta scored 117 points in their first game. They made 50 percent of their field goals and 28 percent of their three-pointers. Atlanta played well defensively in the first game, holding the Rockets to 107 points. They will need a similar effort if they want to get the win.
The Magic were one of the worst defensive teams in the league last season and picked up where they left off, so expect the Magic to keep the score close in the first half, but the Hawks will run away with the game in the second half.
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Orlando Magic vs Atlanta Hawks Game Information
- Date: 10/21/2022
- Time: 07:40 PM ET
- Location: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA.
- How to Watch Magic vs Hawks: Bally Sports Florida
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Magic vs Hawks Betting Lines
Magic are +310 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $310. On the other side, Hawks are -370 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $27.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Magic at a 24.39% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Hawks have 78.72% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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