Magic vs. Hawks NBA Odds & Picks: Thursday’s Betting Edge Favors Orlando As Road Underdogs (May 13)
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- The Atlanta Hawks take on the Orlando Magic in NBA action on Thursday night.
- The Magic own the 14th-best record in the East, so they're just hoping to snag a better pick in the upcoming NBA Draft.
- Sharp bettors haven't been turned off yet, though, as they're backing Orlando against Atlanta tonight.
NBA Odds: Magic vs. Hawks
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The Magic are finishing out the season, surely hoping to increase their odds of getting a top pick in an impressive 2021 NBA Draft class. Orlando has also likely done its fair share of scoreboard watching down the final stretch of the season, as it also owns the rights to the Bulls’ 2021 first-round draft pick as long as it doesn’t land in the top-four picks.
Of course, the Magic’s rebuild hasn’t been filled with many wins, but they have actually put up a 32-35-2 record against the spread (ATS) this season.
Atlanta, meanwhile, is an impressive 37-32-1 ATS this season. Trae Young — averaging 25.7 points and 9.5 assists per game — has been awesome all season long, but his great play has led to more wins since Nate McMillan took over as head coach.
Only Atlanta has something to play for in this matchup, trying to hold onto the No. 4 seed and home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Hawks figure to have their usual starting lineup on Thursday night, but even so, our latest PRO Report shows that sharp bettors have confidence in Orlando’s ability to keep this matchup from becoming a complete rout.
Let’s take a look at that PRO Report.
NBA Picks: Magic vs. Hawks
The line for Magic vs. Hawks on Thursday night opened up at Magic +12.5.
Since this afternoon, there have been two Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on Orlando, indicating the sharp action supporting the Magic on Thursday.
Two of The Action Network’s top NBA betting experts are betting on Orlando.