Orlando Magic at Charlotte Hornets Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/26/2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte
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The Orlando Magic will try to snap their three-game road losing streak when they play the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night. Both teams are currently near the bottom of the Eastern Conference in scoring and rebounding.
In their first game against each other this season, the Magic were able come back and beat the Hornets 105-100 on the road. They were down big going into the fourth quarter of that game, but they outscored the Hornets 41-21 in the fourth quarter to pull off the comeback victory. Both teams shot over 46 percent in that game and neither team had more than eight turnovers.
In his eight games against Charlotte, Magic center Nikola Vucevic has been able to average a double-double of 12.5 points and 11.6 rebounds per game. Small forward Tobias Harris has averaged 12.9 points and 6.5 boards per game against the Hornets in his career, while shooting guard Victor Oladipo has scored 13.2 points per game against them in five career games.
Hornets’ veteran center Al Jefferson has been able to average 18.5 points and 9.6 rebounds per game against the Magic in his career, while shooting guard Lance Stephenson has scored 8.2 points per game against them in 11 games. Point guard Kemba Walker seems to like facing Orlando as he has been able to average 17.5 points, seven assists and 5.1 rebounds per game against them.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
Orlando Magic are 17-14-0 Against the Spread
Orlando Magic are 14-17-0 against the Over/Under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
Charlotte Hornets are 13-15-1 Against the Spread
Charlotte Hornets are 17-12-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/16/14 F Aaron Gordon Foot out indefinitely
12/26/14 C Al Jefferson Groin probable Friday vs. Oklahoma City
12/26/14 G Jannero Pargo Back expected to miss Friday vs. Oklahoma City
12/25/14 G Lance Stephenson Groin is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Oklahoma City
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando
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