Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 4/6/2018
Friday, April 6, 2018
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Friday, April 6, 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 34-45. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 107.6 points per game while giving up 108.1 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 24-54. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.7 points per game and surrendering 108.1, good for a point differential of -4.4.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 32-43-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 39-38-2 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 36-41-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 32-46-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
04/02/18 F Cody Zeller Knee is out for season
04/01/18 G Treveon Graham Concussion is out indefinitely
03/09/18 G Michael Carter-Williams Shoulder is out for season
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
04/04/18 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is "?" Friday vs Charlotte
03/24/18 F Jonathon Simmons Wrist is out indefinitely
03/09/18 G Evan Fournier Knee is out indefinitely
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 22.5 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Dwight Howard averages 16.8 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 12.4 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 16.9 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Aaron Gordon averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 107.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.46 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.7 per game. The Hornets allow 108.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 21st in the league with 103.7 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.36. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 41.7 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Magic are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Magic surrender 108.1 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game this season.
The Hornets are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 14th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Orlando is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Magic are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 12th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th 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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