Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 2/14/2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 4.5 point favorites.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 23-33. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 106.1 points per game while giving up 106.7 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 18-38. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.6 points per game and surrendering 109.9, good for a point differential of -4.3.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 22-30-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 27-28-1 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 27-29-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 25-31-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/30/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
02/13/18 F Aaron Gordon Hip is OUT Wednesday vs Charlotte
02/13/18 C Nikola Vucevic Hand is OUT Wednesday vs Charlotte
Dwight Howard comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 12.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 55%. Kemba Walker averages 22.9 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jonathon Simmons averages 14 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Evan Fournier averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 106.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.66 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 45.7 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.8 per game. The Hornets allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 24 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 15th in the league with 105.6 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.25. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 41.4 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 23.3. The Magic are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Magic surrender 109.9 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Hornets are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Orlando is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Magic are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 111.4, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 4th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +4.5
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