Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 4/7/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
Spectrum Center is where the Charlotte Hornets (40-39) will attempt to defeat the Orlando Magic (21-59) on Thursday.
The Magic stepped onto the hardwood against the Cavaliers and took home the win by a score of 120-115 in their last game. Orlando ended the game having earned a 50.5% field goal percentage (47 of 93) and knocked down 16 of their 35 3-pointers. When they shot from the free throw line, the Magic converted 10 of their 15 shots for a rate of 66.7%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned 43 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 31 assists for this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and having 9 steals. Regarding defense, Orlando allowed their opponent to shoot 48.8% from the floor on 42 of 86 shooting. Cleveland distributed 47 dimes and had 25 steals for the game. Additionally, Cleveland had 38 rebounds (9 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 8 blocks. Cleveland ended up going 68.2% when shooting free throws by burying 15 of 22 attempts. They also converted 16 out of their 36 tries from beyond the arc. Concerning fouls, the Magic finished with 19 and the Cavaliers recorded 11 fouls.
Mo Bamba is a player who was a major contributor in the matchup. He was able to score 21 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 29 minutes played and collected 12 rebounds. Bamba finished the game at 50.0% from the floor and earned 3 dimes.
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Orlando steps onto the court with a record of 21-59 so far this year. They have an average of 104.0 points per contest (29th in the league) while shooting 43.3% from the field. The Magic are hitting 33.0% from downtown (961 of 2,915) and 78.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Orlando is grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,887 assists on the campaign, which is 19th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 14.5 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.7 fouls every game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Magic are forcing 13.2 turnovers every game and they draw 18.4 fouls. They surrender 36.3% from beyond the arc while they are 20th in the league in opponents PPG (112.1). The Magic are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.8% (3,258 of 7,114) and they concede 47.0 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 18th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,985 relinquished for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Hornets took a loss by a score of 144-115 when they played the Heat. The Hornets were able to snag 24 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 in this matchup. They turned the ball over 13 times, while earning 8 steals in the matchup. The Heat earned 14 personal fouls in this contest which took the Hornets to the charity stripe for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to bury 13 of them for a percentage of 72.2%. In reference to shooting from distance, Charlotte knocked down 12 out of 38 tries (31.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Hornets ended up going 45 for 85 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.9%. The Hornets allowed the Heat to bury 48 of 84 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 57.1% for this game. They finished the game shooting 54.8% from beyond the perimeter via 23 out of 42 and ended up going 25 out of 29 from the free throw line (86.2%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Charlotte allowed Miami to snag 33 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Miles Bridges ended up having an impact for the Hornets in this game. Bridges totaled 29 points in his 35 mins on the hardwood and added 4 assists for the contest. He converted 11 of 16 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 68.8%, and accounted for 6 rebounds.
Charlotte has a record of 40-39 this year. As an offense, the Hornets are shooting 46.5% from the field, which ranks them 14th in the league. Charlotte has 9,072 points on the campaign (114.8 per game) and they average 44.5 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 27.9 times per game (2nd in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.2 times per contest. The Hornets commit 19.9 fouls every game and they go 73.9% from the free throw line.
The Charlotte defense allows 36.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (1,112 of 3,075) and opponents are connecting on 76.5% of their foul shots. They concede 26.5 dimes and 47.3 boards per contest, ranking them 29th and 29th in the league. The Hornets on defense are ranked 28th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 115.1. They are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.6% from the field (20th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando
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