Wednesday, December 16, 2015
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 197.5.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 14-9 and a road record of 4-5. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.7 as they are averaging 102.7 points per game while giving up 98 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 13-11 and a home record of 7-4. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.1 points per game and surrendering 98.5, good for a point differential of 1.6.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 18 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Nicolas Batum averages 17 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Victor Oladipo averages 13.8 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Tobias Harris averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Charlotte averages 102.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.4 per game. The Hornets allow 98 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Orlando averages 100.1 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 16th with 15.1 per game. The Magic allow 98.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Magic force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 13-9-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 10-12-1 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 16-7-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 11-13-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/01/15 C Al Jefferson Calf expected to miss 2-3 weeks
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Orlando Magic Injuries
12/13/15 PG C.J. Watson Calf out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando
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