Magic vs Hornets 1/20/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando -4
Spectrum Center is the site where Terry Rozier and the Charlotte Hornets (15-29, 3rd in the Southeast Division) will take on the Orlando Magic (20-23, 2nd in the Southeast Division) on Monday. Charlotte opens this matchup as 4 point underdogs. The over/under is set at 209.5.
The Magic cover the spread 48.8% of the time, having gone 20-21-2 ATS. Charlotte is covering the spread 50.0% of the time, going 22-22-0 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
01/17/20 PG D.J. Augustin Knee is OUT 3-4 weeks
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out for season
01/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nikola Vucevic averages 18.7 points per contest in 31.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 11.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Aaron Gordon comes into this game averaging 13.6 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 69%.
PJ Washington averages 12.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Terry Rozier scores 18.3 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 4.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 104.4 points per contest which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 23.5 assists per game which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Orlando averages 103.7 points per contest, which is 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets give up 110.6 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.1 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 46.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest. Charlotte is 29th in the NBA with 103.8 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.8. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 16th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.7 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 24.0. The Hornets are 13th in turnovers per contest with 15.0.
The Magic are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 106.2, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 6th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 28th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Orlando is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the league. The Hornets are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 23rd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Charlotte +4 and over 209.5 total points
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