Orlando Magic at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/4/2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
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The Orlando Magic head to Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, December 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 7 point favorites.
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The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 9-14. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.7 as they are averaging 108.1 points per game while giving up 111.8 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 8-13. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per game and surrendering 107.0, good for a point differential of -1.5.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 11-12-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 13-10-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 9-11-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 10-10-1 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/02/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs New York
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/01/17 PG Kemba Walker Shoulder is "?" Monday vs Orlando
Evan Fournier comes into this game averaging 17.9 points per contest while playing 32 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Nikola Vucevic averages 16 points per contest in 29.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 3 assists per game and 8.3 rebounds per contest for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jeremy Lamb has scored 15.9 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per game this season for the Hornets. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Kemba Walker averages 22.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 35.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and 6.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 108.1 points per contest this year, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 41.6 boards per contest and 24 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 15.1 per game. The Magic allow 111.8 points per contest which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 25.5 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 15th in the NBA with 105.5 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.52. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 21st in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 46.7 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 20.5. The Hornets are 30th in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Hornets give up 107 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 22.8 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 43.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest this year.
The Magic are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 111.1, and their offensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 3rd. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 8th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Orlando is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league. The Hornets are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando +7
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