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🎲 Wednesday’s NBA Betting Picks, Odds, Trends & Prediction: Hawks vs. Magic | Today 3/3

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Adam Kaufman and Josh Engleman break down the NBA DFS slate on DraftKings + FanDuel with picks on Thursday, April 15.

One of the games of this big NBA slate features the Atlanta Hawks taking on the Orlando Magic. This will be the first of three matchups between these teams this season. The Hawks vs. Magic NBA betting picks preview will find the best NBA betting odds, give you some betting trends and show the best NBA picks and NBA predictions available.

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Hawks vs. Magic Game Info

Atlanta Hawks (15-20, 7-11 Away) vs. Orlando Magic (13-22, 8-11 Home)
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Time: 8 p.m. EST
Venue: Amway Center — Orlando, Fla.

The Hawks have made a coaching change and are on the second leg of a back-to-back, so it’s possible they feel a little scattered right now. However, they did play motivated following the coaching change, defeating the Heat last night 94-80. The offense certainly doesn’t impress you, but holding anyone to 80 points has to feel good. Cam Reddish has dealt with an Achilles injury and is questionable again tonight. However, Bogdan Bogdanovic came back last night, seeing 15 minutes of floor time.

The Magic have plenty of injuries as well. Aside from the long-term injuries they have dealt with, Evan Fournier is listed as questionable with a back injury, and James Ennis is out. Orlando has faced a tough stretch of opponents, which has led to them losing the last four games. They have been better at home instead of on the road, but they will need to bring their best to reverse this losing trend.

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Hawks vs. Magic NBA Betting Picks + Odds Shopping

For those looking to bet on tonight’s Hawks – Magic NBA game, shopping the NBA odds at various sportsbooks is critical to ensuring that you get the best number possible. Whether you are interested in betting on the favorite Hawks or underdog Magic in this game, odds shopping will help you get the most out of your bet. The Awesemo OddsShopper tool is the perfect asset to use for a quick side-by-side comparison of the NBA betting odds.


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As seen in the accompanying image above, the point spread betting odds for this Hawks – Magic differ across the sportsbooks. BetMGM, FanDuel, PointsBet and William Hill currently offer the best value on the Hawks at -3 (-110). It’s SugarHouse and DraftKings that currently offer the best line for the Magic, at +3.5 (-109). Bettors should be selective and odds shop in order to avoid compromising value, especially later in the day.

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Hawks vs. Magic NBA Picks | Total

Much like the point spread, those making NBA betting picks for the total in tonight’s Hawks – Magic game should be a bit selective. Those interested in betting the total over will find the best value at SugarHouse and DraftKings in the form of an over 218.5 (-113) ticket. On the contrary, those looking to bet the Hawks – Magic total under should aim to do so at BetMGM, with a line of 219.5 (-110).

Hawks vs. Magic Prediction

The Hawks are playing on a back-to-back, but they are still playing with the energy and relief of the coaching change. They played solid defense last night and didn’t even shoot that well. I expect shots to fall a little easier tonight, helping them cover the spread on the road.

Prediction: Hawks -3.5


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