Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 2/14/2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Thursday, February 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 3 point favorites.
The Hornets have a record of 27-29. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 0.2 as they average 111.2 points per game while giving up 111.0 per contest. The Magic have an overall mark of 26-32. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 105.4 points per contest and give up 107.2, which is a point differential of -1.7.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 27-28-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 30-26-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 30-25-3 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 26-32-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/12/19 PG Tony Parker Back is questionable Thursday vs Orlando
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/05/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is out indefinitely
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 25.2 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Jeremy Lamb averages 15.2 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 20.6 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.1 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Aaron Gordon averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 111.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.6 per game. The Hornets allow 111.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 25.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 25th in the league with 105.4 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 24.8. The Magic are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Magic surrender 107.2 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game.
The Hornets are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 21st. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league.
Orlando is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Magic are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 10th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando -3
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