Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 11/14/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic
Date: Monday, November 14, 2022
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Charlotte Hornets are on their way to Amway Center on Monday where they will play the Orlando Magic.
The Hornets faced off with the Heat and ended up losing by a score of 132-115 in their last game. Charlotte walked away from the game with a 51.1% field goal percentage (46 out of 90) and made 9 of their 31 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Hornets knocked down 14 of their 16 shots for a rate of 87.5%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they earned 37 with 4 of them being offensive. They also doled out 25 assists for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 4 steals. With respect to defending, Charlotte allowed the other team to shoot 52.7% from the field on 49 of 93 shooting. Miami totaled 32 assists and had 7 steals for the contest. In addition, Miami grabbed 46 rebounds (9 offensive, 37 defensive) and got 3 blocks. Miami finished shooting 85.7% from the free throw line by making 18 of their 21 tries. They converted 16 out of their 41 attempts from long range. When discussing fouls, the Hornets finished with 21 and the Heat finished the game with 19 fouls.
Terry Rozier is one guy who played a role in the matchup. He ended up scoring 22 points on 8 of 17 shooting. He played 34 mins and also totaled 1 board. Rozier finished shooting 47.1% from the field and totaled 6 assists.
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Charlotte will take the court with a win-loss record of 3-11 so far this year. They turn the ball over 14.9 times per game and as a group are committing 21.3 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Charlotte is grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 361 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 3rd in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Hornets are connecting on 33.0% on shots from beyond the arc (152 of 461) and 71.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 108.7 points per game (26th in the NBA) while connecting on 44.6% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Hornets are able to force 14.7 turnovers every game while drawing 20.7 personal fouls. They are 28th in the NBA in giving up assists with 366 relinquished for the year. The Hornets are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.7% (587 of 1,258) and they relinquish 46.8 rebounds per game as a group. They surrender 33.0% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 21st in the NBA in PPG allowed (114.7).
In their last game, the Magic went home victorious with a score of 114-97 when they played the Suns. In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Orlando permitted Phoenix to pull down 38 in total (11 on the offensive side). They went 31.0% from 3-point land by going 13 out of 42 and ended up going 8 out of 9 from the charity stripe (88.9%). The Magic permitted the Suns to make 38 of 95 tries from the field which had them at 40.0% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Magic shot 43 out of 82 from the field which had them shooting 52.4%. With regard to shooting from distance, Orlando converted 15 of 33 tries (45.5%). They were able to bury 13 of those for a rate of 86.7%. The Suns were called for 14 fouls in this matchup which took the Magic to the free throw line for a total of 15 shots. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while earning 2 steals for the contest. The Magic were able to collect 41 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 50 for the game.
Wendell Carter Jr. was important for the Magic in the game. Carter Jr. racked up 20 points in his 32 mins on the court and totaled 5 dimes for this contest. He buried 7 out of 15 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 46.7%, and tallied 10 rebounds.
Orlando has a mark of 4-9 on the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Magic are hitting on 48.3% from the field, which ranks them 3rd in basketball. Orlando has earned 1,435 pts on the year (110.4 per contest) and they snag 46.0 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 21.2 times per game (28th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 16.6 times per game. The Magic have committed 21.7 fouls per game and they hit 78.2% from the charity stripe.
The Orlando defense surrenders 35.6% from downtown (181 of 508) and opponents are connecting on 74.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 24.5 assists and 39.6 total boards per game, which has them ranked 13th and 2nd in basketball. The Magic are ranked 13th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 112.4. They are forcing 12.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.5% from the floor (9th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Charlotte
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