Magic vs Hornets Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/3/2020
Game: Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando -3.5
Nikola Vucevic and the Orlando Magic (21-28, 2nd in the Southeast Division) head to Spectrum Center on Monday where they'll meet the Charlotte Hornets (16-33, 4th in the Southeast Division). The spread on this game has Orlando as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 205.
The Magic are covering the spread 44.7% of the time, having gone 21-26-2 ATS. Charlotte covers the spread 49.0% of the time, going 24-25-0 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
02/01/20 PF P.J. Washington Jr. Ankle is questionable Monday vs Orlando
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Aaron Gordon averages 13.5 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
PJ Washington averages 12.2 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Terry Rozier averages 18.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 103.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.6 per game. The Magic allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 23.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 30th in the league with 103.0 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -7.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 24.1. The Hornets are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Hornets surrender 110.5 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 26.7 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 46.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game.
The Magic are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 7th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. 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 22nd in the NBA. Orlando is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 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 13.5 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 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.6, and their defensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando -3.5
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