2024 NBA picks, January 17 predictions from proven model


2024 NBA picks, January 17 predictions from proven model

We’ve got another exciting Southeast Division matchup on the NBA schedule as the Atlanta Hawks and the Orlando Magic are set to tip at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday at State Farm Arena. Atlanta is 16-23 overall and 7-11 at home, while Orlando is 22-18 overall and 9-13 on the road. The Hawks have dominated this series in recent years, winning seven of the last 10 meetings against the Magic.

The Hawks are favored by 4 points in the latest Hawks vs. Magic odds, and the over/under is 232 points. Before entering any Magic vs. Hawks picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters Week 13 of the 2023-24 NBA season on a sizzling 42-23 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning nearly $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

The model has set its sights on Orlando vs. Atlanta. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for the game:

Hawks vs. Magic spread: Hawks -4
Hawks vs. Magic over/under: 232 points
Hawks vs. Magic money line: Hawks: -167, Magic: +141
Hawks vs. Magic picks: See picks here
What you need to know about the Hawks
Atlanta walked away with a 109-99 win over San Antonio on Monday. The Hawks ran away with 69 points in the first half. Trae Young was his usual excellent self, shooting 6-for-11 from long range and dropping a double-double with 36 points and 13 assists. For the season, Young is averaging 27.5 points, 10.9 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game.

The Hawks are 5-1 in their last six meetings at home against the Magic. However, Atlanta is just 3-13 against the spread in its last 16 home games overall.

What you need to know about the Magic
The Magic can finally bid farewell to their three-game losing streak thanks to their game on Monday. They managed a 98-94 victory over the Knicks. Paolo Banchero paced the Magic against New York, recording 20 points, six rebounds and three assists. Banchero is averaging 22.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game this season.

Orlando is averaging 112.2 points per game this season. Defensively, the Magic are giving up 111.2 points per game, the fourth-fewest in the NBA.

How to make Hawks vs. Magic picks
The model has simulated Hawks vs. Magic 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

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