Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 1/24/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+3.5)
Amway Center is the venue where and the Orlando Magic (7-9) will take on the Charlotte Hornets (6-9) on Sunday. The spread on this matchup has Orlando as 3.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 214.5.
The Charlotte Hornets took the court against the Chicago Bulls and ended up losing by a score of 123-110 in their last contest. Charlotte ended the contest having earned a 49.4% field goal percentage (42 of 85) and converted 7 out of their 32 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Hornets buried 19 of 25 shots for a percentage of 76.0%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 44 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 22 dimes for the matchup as well as getting 9 steals and 2 rejections. In relation to defense, Charlotte allowed the other team to go 51.6% from the field on 49 out of 95 shooting. Chicago totaled 33 dimes and had 10 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Bulls pulled down 44 rebounds (15 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 4 blocked shots. Chicago went 83.3% at the charity stripe by burying 10 of their 12 tries. They also buried 15 of 43 attempts from distance.
Gordon Hayward is someone who was important for the contest. He totaled 34 points on 12 out of 20 shooting. He played 37:05 mins and also collected 6 boards. Hayward ended up shooting 60.0% from the field and also totaled 4 dimes. Someone else that played a role in this game for the Hornets was Devonte' Graham. He pulled down 3 rebounds and also totaled 6 dimes. He finished the game at 50.0% from the field for this contest by shooting 9-of-18 (24 points). At the conclusion of this game, Graham played for 37:43 minutes.
Charlotte heads into this game with a record of 6-9 so far this year. They are averaging 107.8 pts per game (24th in basketball) while going 44.8% from the floor. The Hornets are connecting on 35.8% on 3-point shots (191 of 533) and 73.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Charlotte is snagging 44.7 boards per game and has accounted for 424 assists this year, which is 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 15.6 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.6 personal fouls every game. On defense, the Hornets are forcing 16.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.5 personal fouls. They surrender 34.5% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 11th in the NBA in opponents PPG (109.1). The Hornets defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.2% (243 of 293) and they surrender 47.1 boards per contest as a squad. They currently rank 28th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 424 surrendered this year.
When they last played, the Orlando Magic took a loss by a score of 120-118 when they faced the Indiana Pacers. The Magic were able to corral 36 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 49 for the contest. They blocked 3 shots while recording 7 steals for the matchup. The Pacers earned 19 fouls in this matchup which took the Magic to the charity stripe for 24 attempts. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 62.5%. In the matter of three-point attempts, Orlando made 17 of 37 attempts (45.9%). When all was said and done, the Magic went 43 out of 94 from the field which had them sitting at 45.7%. The Magic allowed the Pacers to make 46 out of 93 tries from the field which had them sitting at 49.5% for the game. They went 35.3% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 12 out of 34 and finished the game at 16 of 18 from the charity stripe (88.9%). Concerning rebounding, Orlando permitted Indiana to collect 44 in total (8 offensive).
Evan Fournier was important for the Magic in the matchup. He converted 8 of 14 in this matchup giving him a rate of 57.1%, which earned him 26 points. Fournier had 4 boards in his 35:41 mins of time on the hardwood and earned 9 dimes in this contest. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Orlando was Nikola Vučević. He walked away with 24 points in his 41:10 mins on the hardwood by way of 10 out of 29 shooting in this contest. Vučević walked away from this one going 34.5% from the floor while also contributing 2 assists and 12 total rebounds.
Orlando has a win-loss record of 7-9 so far this season. The Magic are committing 17.4 personal fouls every game and they hit 78.3% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 21.6 times per contest (29th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.3 times per game. Orlando has accumulated 1,678 pts on the year (104.9 per game) and they snag 46.7 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Magic are hitting on 42.8% from the floor, which is ranked 29th in the NBA. The Magic defensively are ranked 13th in the league in points allowed per game with 110.4. They have forced 14.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.5% from the floor (24th in basketball). The Orlando defense allows 36.8% on shots from beyond the arc (201 of 546) and their opponents are knocking down 75.3% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 24.4 dimes and 45.5 rebounds per game, which is ranked 12th and 17th in basketball.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Orlando (-3.5) and over 214.5 points
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