Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 10/19/2018
Friday, October 19, 2018
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The Charlotte Hornets head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Friday, October 19, 2018. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 2 point favorites.
The Hornets come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 36-46. They were 3rd in the Southeast Division. They had a point differential of 0.2 as they averaged 108.2 points per game while giving up 108.0 per contest. The Magic had an overall record of 25-57 last season. They were 4th in the Southeast Division. They averaged 103.4 points per game and surrendered 108.2, good for a point differential of -4.8.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets were 33-45-4 against the spread last season
The Charlotte Hornets were 41-40-0 against the over/under last year
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic were 36-44-2 against the spread last season
The Orlando Magic were 34-48-0 against the over/under last year
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kemba Walker averaged 22.1 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game last year. He averaged 5.6 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 43% for the season while his free throw percentage was 86%. Jeremy Lamb comes into this game after averaging 12.9 points per contest while playing 24.6 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributed 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage was 46% while his free throw percentage was 86%.
Nikola Vucevic averaged 16.5 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 29.5 minutes per game. He also hauled in 9.2 rebounds per game and dished 3.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 48% and his free throw percentage was 82%. Aaron Gordon scored 17.6 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 7.9 rebounds per contest and had 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage was at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allowed 108.0 points per contest which was 19th in the NBA. They also surrendered a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 43.7 rebounds a game which ranked 19th, and they allowed 24.7 assists per game which put them in 25th place in the league. They forced 13.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 7th in the NBA. Charlotte averaged 108.2 points per contest last year, which was 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 0.3 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a unit, which had them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shot 37%, which was good for 10th in the NBA. They averaged 45.4 boards per contest and 21.6 assists per game, which ranked them 4th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 28th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic gave up 108.2 points per game, which ranked them 21st in the league. Their defense surrendered a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 23rd with 24.4 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 45.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic were 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest last year. Orlando was 24th in the NBA with 103.4 points per contest last season. They were 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was -4.8. They shot 35% from beyond the arc, which was good for 28th in the league. They were 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.6 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 23.4. The Magic were 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.5.
The Hornets were 13th in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 109.4 was ranked 16th. They were 8th in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 25th. As a unit they were 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Charlotte was 29th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 53%, which was 8th in the NBA.
Orlando was 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 53%, which was 13th in the NBA. The Magic were 25th in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 105.2 was ranked 19th. They were 11th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 21st. As a unit they were 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Charlotte +2 and over 217.5 total points
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