Wednesday, December 28, 2016
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 17-14. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 104.7 points per game while giving up 102.7 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 15-18. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 98.7 points per game and surrendering 102.5, good for a point differential of -3.8.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 22.3 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.6 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.7 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Evan Fournier averages 17.8 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Nikola Vucevic averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.5 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Charlotte averages 104.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 55.4 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 11.9 per game. The Hornets allow 102.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Orlando averages 98.7 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 6th with 12.7 per game. The Magic allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Magic force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 107.3 and a defensive rating of 105.2. In terms of pace they average 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Magic rating on offense is 103.2 and they have a defensive rating of 107.1. They get 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 11.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 14-16-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 17-14-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 14-17-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 14-19-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/27/16 G Marco Belinelli Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Orlando
Orlando Magic Injuries
12/27/16 G Evan Fournier Heel "?" Wednesday vs. Charlotte
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando
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