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Added December 6th, 2010 by Dwight

NBA Picks: Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic

Atlanta Hawks (13-8) @ Orlando Magic (15-5)

Date: Monday December 6th, 2010

Time: 7:00 pm EST

Point Spread: Coming Soon at BetUS

Over/Under Line: TBA

Preview: The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Atlanta comes into the game, third place in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference. Atlanta has won 13 of their first 21 games, but is coming off a loss to divisional foe Miami on Saturday night. The Hawks are scoring just 99.3 points per game, which ranks 17th in the National Basketball Association. Defensively Atlanta has been strong, allowing just 97 points per game. Their defense is the 9th best in the NBA. Joe Johnson and Al Horford have led the team through the first 1/4th of the season. Johnson is scoring 17 points and averaging 5 assists per game, while Horford is ripping down nearly 10 rebounds per game.

The Magic have won 15 of their first 20 games of the season. Orlando is the top defensive team in the NBA, allowing just 91.4 points per game. The Magic have been anchored offensively by Dwight Howard and his 21.3 points per game. Howard is also averaging over 12 rebounds per game for Orlando. The Magic are 2.5 games ahead of the Miami Heat for first place in the division.

My NBA Betting Picks: Orlando will win this game. The Magic are too good at home, and definitely better than an average road team – in Atlanta. Magic win 95-88.

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