Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Orlando Magic travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.5.
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The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 28-37 and a road record of 11-21. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 100.6 points per game while giving up 102.8 per contest. Orlando is 3-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-21. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Hornets have an overall record of 37-29 and a home record of 25-10. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.2 points per game and surrendering 101, good for a point differential of 2.2. Charlotte has a division record of 5-7 and a conference record of 23-15. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Victor Oladipo averages 15.1 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Kemba Walker averages 21.5 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Orlando averages 100.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.6 per game. The Magic allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Charlotte averages 103.2 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 2nd with 12.9 per game. The Hornets allow 101 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 11th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Hornets force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Magic average 99.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 96.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13 per contest. The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.7 and a defensive rating of 105.9. In terms of pace they average 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Hornets score 105.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 113 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.3 points per game. The Hornets rating on offense is 106.6 and they have a defensive rating of 104.3. They get 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 35-29-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 32-33-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 35-30-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 31-33-2 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
03/15/16 PG C.J. Watson Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Denver
03/15/16 PG Elfrid Payton Elbow is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Denver
03/15/16 G Brandon Jennings Achilles is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Denver
03/14/16 C Nikola Vucevic Groin out indefinitely
03/14/16 F Ersan Ilyasova Leg probable Tuesday vs. Denver
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/01/16 F Spencer Hawes Back out indefinitely
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte
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