Orlando Magic at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/29/2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
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The Orlando Magic travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, October 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 5 point favorites.
The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 4-1. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 10.8 as they are averaging 118.0 points per game while giving up 107.2 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 2-3. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 99.2 points per game and surrendering 99.6, good for a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 2-3-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 0-5-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
10/23/17 PG Elfrid Payton Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
10/27/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is "?" Sunday vs. Orlando
10/27/17 G Treveon Graham Quad is "?" Sunday vs. Orlando
10/16/17 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 G Nicolas Batum Elbow OUT 6-8 weeks
Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 22.2 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 94%. Nikola Vucevic averages 22 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Dwight Howard averages 14.4 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 17.4 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage currently is at 36%. Kemba Walker averages 22 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 118 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 46% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 46 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 15.8 per game. The Magic allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 23rd in the league with 99.2 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -0.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 49 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 16.8. The Hornets are 18th in turnovers per game with 15. The Hornets surrender 99.6 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 21.2 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13 per game this season.
The Magic are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Orlando is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 29th in the league.
Charlotte is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 26th in the league. The Hornets are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 100, and their defensive rating of 100.4 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 24th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando +5
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