Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 1/14/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Friday, January 14, 2022
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
The Charlotte Hornets (23-19) host the Orlando Magic (7-35) at Spectrum Center on Friday.
The Magic stepped onto the hardwood against the Wizards and took a loss by a score of 112-106 in their last contest. Orlando ended the contest with a 41.4% FG percentage (41 out of 99) and made 11 of their 35 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Magic converted 13 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 81.3%. With regard to pulling down boards, they compiled 49 with 18 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 31 dimes in the matchup while forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Regarding defense, Orlando allowed the other team to go 52.4% from the floor on 43 of 82 shooting. Washington recorded 42 assists and had 26 steals in this matchup. In addition, Washington collected 36 boards (6 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Washington finished 76.2% from the free throw line by knocking down 16 of their 21 shots. They knocked down 10 out of their 31 attempts from three-point range. In reference to personal fouls, the Magic ended up finishing with 16 while the Wizards recorded 10 personal fouls.
Franz Wagner is someone who was a contributor for this game. Wagner finished 37.5% from the floor and earned 10 dimes. He was on the court for 32 minutes and collected 6 boards. He notched 14 points on 6 out of 16 shooting.
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Orlando comes into this contest with a record of 7-35 so far this year. They average 101.8 points per contest (28th in the league) while going 42.4% from the field. The Magic are connecting on 32.4% on 3-point shots (495 of 1,530) and 78.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Orlando is pulling in 44.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 927 dimes on the season, which ranks 24th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 14.6 times per contest and as a unit are committing 20.0 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Magic are able to force 13.2 turnovers every game and they draw 18.2 fouls. They currently rank 25th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,063 conceded on the season. The Magic defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 46.2% (1,714 of 3,713) and they surrender 46.3 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 36.6% from beyond the arc while they are 22nd in basketball in points per game allowed (110.9).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Hornets walked away with a victory by a final of 109-98 when they played the 76ers. The Hornets snagged 35 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 42 in the game. They coughed it up 10 times, while getting 9 steals for the matchup. The 76ers were called for 16 fouls in this game which got the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 8 tries. They were able to convert 7 of them for a clip of 87.5%. In relation to shooting from downtown, Charlotte made 10 out of their 34 tries (29.4%). When all was said and done, the Hornets shot 46 out of 89 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.7%. The Hornets permitted the 76ers to convert 34 of their 73 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 46.6% in this matchup. They finished shooting 40.0% from 3-point land by going 12 of 30 and finished the game at 18 of 28 from the free throw line (64.3%). When talking about attacking the glass, Charlotte allowed Philadelphia to get 30 overall (3 on the offensive side).
Gordon Hayward ended up having an impact for the Hornets in the matchup. He made 13 out of 16 in this game for a rate of 81.3%, and had 4 rebounds. Hayward earned 30 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 7 dimes for the game.
Charlotte has a win-loss record of 23-19 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Hornets are shooting 46.4% from the floor, which is ranked 9th in the league. Charlotte has 4,832 pts on the year (115.0 per contest) and they snag 43.9 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 27.1 times per contest (3rd in the league) and they turn it over 13.0 times per contest. The Hornets commit 19.4 personal fouls per game and they connect on 73.8% from the free throw line.
The Hornets on defense are ranked 29th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 115.5. They are able to force 15.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.5% from the floor (24th in the league). The Charlotte defense concedes 35.9% on shots from beyond the arc (600 of 1,671) and their opponents are knocking down 78.0% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 25.9 dimes and 47.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 29th and 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando
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