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Game preview: Hawks at Magic

When/where: 7 p.m. today, Amway Center

TV: Fox Sports Southeast

Stream: Fox Sports Go

Radio: 92.9 The Game

Injuries: Hawks— John Collins (shoulder), Dewayne Dedmon (leg) and Mike Muscala (ankle) are out; Luke Babbitt (back) is probable.

Magic—Jonathan Isaac (ankle) and Terrence Ross (knee/leg) are out.

What to watch for: This is the first of four meetings this season for the Hawks against their Southeast division rivals. The teams split the four-game series in 2016-17 with each winning one at home and one on the road. The Hawks (5-18) have lost three of their last four games by an average margin of 20.3 points. They are underdogs against the Magic by 6 1/2 point according to the betting markets, and 7-1/2 points according to' statistical model.

The Magic (10-15) started the season 8-3 but have lost 12 of 14 since while playing a difficult schedule.


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Michael Cunningham has covered the Hawks and other beats for the AJC since 2010.