Hawks vs. Magic - NBA Free Picks, December 6th

Jordan Sharp

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:11 PM UTC

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 4:11 PM UTC

The Hawks are heading down to Orlando to meet their divisional foe the Magic for the first time this season on Wednesday. This early start game is going to feature some bad basketball, but that’s something we can profit off of tonight as well.

Hawks vs. Magic

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Free NBA Pick: OVER 215 ½Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

Both of these teams are pretty bad on both sides of the ball, but once again as I say all the time, this is the NBA. Nearly 100 percent of NBA players can score the basketball, and when neither plays any defense, and the pace starts to pick up, the score looks more like an old ABA game.

The Hawks and Magic are the embodiment of subpar this season. Both are giving up more than 110 points per 100 possessions on defense this season, and offensively they rank 17th and 23rd in the league.

What’s nice about this one though is that both teams should see 100 or more possessions in this one. Orlando is already averaging more than that per game this season, and on the road Atlanta should speed up as well.

The Hawks haven’t done much to cash the over on the road this season, but lucky for them the Magic are giving up 110 points per game at home, and 113.2 over their last five games. Plus, in divisional games this season, the Hawks are allowing 108.7 points per game, while the Magic are giving up 111.

Despite some of the offensive struggles from the Hawks, their defense is going to give up more than 110 to the Magic at home, so as long as Orlando is giving up their normal allotment of points, the over is a fine value tonight as your NBA pick.

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