Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 1/2/2015
Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Amway Center in Orlando
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On Saturday night, the Charlotte Hornets will try to improve upon their poor 3-12 road record when they visit the Orlando Magic. The Hornets and the Magic are both currently near the bottom of the league in scoring.
In their first game against each other this season, the Magic were able to pull off a 105-100 road win over the Hornets. Both teams shot over 46 percent from the field in that game and neither team had more than eight turnovers. The top performer in that game was Magic small forward Tobias Harris, who was able to score 17 points and grab 16 rebounds in the win.
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Hornets point guard Kemba Walker has now faced the Magic 14 times in his career, averaging 19.2 points and seven assists per game against them. Veteran center Al Jefferson has averaged 18.3 points and 9.6 rebounds per game against Orlando in his career, while shooting guard Lance Stephenson has scored 8.2 points per game against them in 11 games.
Tobias Harris has been able to average 13.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game against Charlotte in his career, while veteran power forward Channing Frye has scored just under 10 points per game against them in 18 career games. In nine games against the Hornets, center Nikola Vucevic has averaged a double-double of 13.6 points and 11.6 rebounds per game.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
Charlotte Hornets are 13-19-1 Against the Spread
Charlotte Hornets are 18-15-0 against the Over/Under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
Orlando Magic are 19-16-0 Against the Spread
Orlando Magic are 16-19-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/31/14 G Jannero Pargo Back "?" Friday vs. Cleveland
12/30/14 C Al Jefferson Groin expected to miss 3-4 weeks
12/30/14 G Lance Stephenson Groin out indefinitely
01/02/15 G Gary Neal Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Cleveland
01/02/15 F Marvin Williams Head injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Cleveland
11/16/14 F Aaron Gordon Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte
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