Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 10/28/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic
Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Charlotte Hornets are traveling to Amway Center on Friday where they will take on the Orlando Magic.
The Hornets faced the Knicks and took a loss by a score of 134-131 in their last game. In reference to personal fouls, the Hornets ended up finishing with 24 while the Knicks finished the game with 24 personal fouls. They made 11 of their 30 tries from distance. New York ended up going 86.4% from the free throw line by burying 19 of 22 attempts. Additionally, New York had 46 rebounds (12 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 5 rejections. New York doled out 26 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. In terms of defending, Charlotte allowed the other team to shoot 53.6% from the field on 52 of 97 shooting. They also dished out 31 assists for this contest while forcing 16 turnovers and getting 9 steals. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 42 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Hornets converted 20 of their 30 shots for a rate of 66.7%. Charlotte ended with a 49.5% FG percentage (49 of 99) and knocked down 13 of their 31 3-point shots.
Jalen McDaniels is one guy who came through for this contest. McDaniels finished the contest at 60.0% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 23 mins played and grabbed 6 boards. He walked away with 17 points on 6 out of 10 shooting.
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Charlotte comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 2-2 so far this year. They turn the ball over 14.5 times per contest and as a team are committing 23.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Charlotte is pulling in 45.5 boards per game and has racked up 115 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 12th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Hornets are shooting 41.7% on 3-pointers (50 of 120) and 74.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 124.5 points per game (1st in the league) while connecting on 49.5% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Hornets are able to force 14.8 turnovers per game while drawing 19.5 personal fouls. They are 9th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 94 conceded on the season. The Hornets defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.5% (173 of 380) and they surrender 47.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are surrendering 28.1% on three-point shots and they are 21st in the league in points per game allowed (117.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Magic went home defeated by a final of 103-92 when they played the Cavaliers. The Magic corralled 33 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 for this contest. They turned it over 16 times, while recording 6 steals in this contest. The Cavaliers earned 22 personal fouls for the game which took the Magic to the free throw line for a total of 21 shots. They were able to bury 16 of them for a rate of 76.2%. In reference to shooting from distance, Orlando converted 6 of their 24 tries (25.0%). When all was said and done, the Magic went 35 for 81 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.2%. The Magic allowed the Cavaliers to bury 36 of 87 attempts from the field which left them shooting 41.4% in this game. They finished 30.3% from 3-point land by connecting on 10 of 33 and ended up shooting 21 of 30 from the free throw line (70.0%). Regarding how they rebounded, Orlando permitted Cleveland to snag 43 in all (12 on the offensive glass).
Paolo Banchero pitched in for the Magic in the matchup. Banchero totaled 29 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and had 4 dimes for this game. He converted 10 of 19 in this matchup giving him a rate of 52.6%, and totaled 8 rebounds.
Orlando has a record of 0-5 on the year. As an offensive unit, the Magic are hitting on 44.6% from the floor, which is ranked 24th in the league. Orlando has accounted for 521 pts on the season (104.2 per contest) and they collect 44.8 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 18.2 times per game (30th in the league) and they turn it over 15.2 times per contest. The Magic are responsible for committing 23.8 personal fouls every game and they connect on 76.7% from the free throw line.
The Orlando defense concedes 36.0% on 3-pointers (67 of 186) and opponents are connecting on 78.0% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 26.0 assists and 43.4 total rebounds per game, which ranks 21st and 14th in the league. The Magic on the defensive side of the court are 16th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 113.0. They are forcing their opponents into 13.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (9th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Charlotte
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