Friday, December 9, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Orlando Magic travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, December 9, 2016. The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 10-13. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.5 as they are averaging 94.3 points per game while giving up 98.8 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 13-9. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 101.9, good for a point differential of 2.6.
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Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nikola Vucevic averages 12.4 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 11.3 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Kemba Walker averages 23.6 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Nicolas Batum averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Orlando averages 94.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.6 per game. The Magic allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Charlotte averages 104.5 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 55.8 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 1st with 11.6 per game. The Hornets allow 101.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 99.9 and a defensive rating of 104.7. In terms of pace they average 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 106.2 and they have a defensive rating of 103.5. They get 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 10.6 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 49%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 9-13-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 8-15-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 11-10-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 13-9-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte -7
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