Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks (Dec. 13, 2020): How to Watch, Odds and Prediction

Two straight years in the playoffs has not bought the kind of respect the Orlando Magic deserve. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Two straight years in the playoffs has not bought the kind of respect the Orlando Magic deserve. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /

The Orlando Magic finish their set with the Atlanta Hawks looking to build off Friday’s win and get closer to ready for the Dec. 23 season opener.

Orlando Magic (1-0) at Atlanta Hawks (0-1)

Time/TV: 5 p.m./NBA League Pass (96.9 FM The Game in Orlando)
2020 Season Series: Hawks 103, Magic 99 in Atlanta on Oct. 26; Hawks 101, Magic 93 in Orlando on Dec. 30; Magic 135, Hawks 126 in Orlando on Feb. 10; Magic 130, Hawks 120 in Atlanta on Feb. 26
2021 Season Series: March 3 in Orlando

2020 StatsPaceOff. Rtg.Def. Rtg.eFG%O.Reb.%TO%FTR

OMD Prediction

The Orlando Magic could not have dreamed of a better start to their preseason. Their starters looked organized and composed and they dominated the Atlanta Hawks. They built double-digit leads in both halves they played together. Orlando cannot be too happy about this. The Hawks looked considerably rusty. Orlando should be focused on this game on improving its defense and rebounding. Getting back to the foundations of the team’s success. This is the step that might prove a bit bumpy. Especially with the team still limited a bit by its depth and injuries.

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1) Chuma Okeke and Cole Anthony made their NBA debuts on Friday and showed plenty of potential as they begin the learning process. Anthony’s harsh criticism of his performance is a sign of his willingness to work, Josh Robbins of The Athletic writes.

2) Markelle Fultz is aiming to take another leap in his game this season, Jacob Warfle writes.

3) Dwayne Bacon does not know what his ultimate role will be for the Orlando Magic, but he is happy to do whatever they need him to do, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel writes. Bacon fit right in after his first game with the Magic.

4) The Orlando Magic have become the picture of mediocrity, Trevor Magnotti of The Step Back writes.

5) Steve Clifford’s biggest task this season is to optimize the Orlando Magic’s offense, Max Mortenson writes.

6) Clint Capela revitalized the Atlanta Hawks rebounding efforts as a bright spot of the team’s first preseason game, Sarah K. Spencer of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes.

7) D’Andre Hunter was one of the biggest bright spots for the Atlanta Hawks after their first game, Bre’Ana Singleton of Soaring Down South writes.

8) Dan Bennett predicts who will lead the Orlando Magic in each stat category.

9) Mohamed Bamba is still recovering and getting himself ready to play. When he returns, he must start to push for more minutes, Omar Cabrera writes.

10) Everything is different as the Orlando Magic take their first road trip of the season.

11) The Orlando Magic are focused this year on trying to get out to a faster start to the season.

12) Orlando Magic two-way players Karim Mane and Jordan Boone took unlikely paths to the NBA.

13) Be sure to get your Orlando Magic City Edition gear now.