The Charlotte Hornets (39-42) welcome the Orlando Magic (41-40) to Spectrum Center to start their Eastern Conference schedules. The game will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
Orlando Magic at Charlotte Hornets Betting Odds
Both teams covered in their last matchup. The Hornets (6.5-point underdogs) defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-97, while the Magic (4-point underdog) beat the Boston Celtics 116-108. Both games finished over their projected point totals. The Charlotte game went 3.5 points over the projected point total of 217.5, while the Orlando game finished 6 points over the projected point total of 218.
The Magic made 22 of their 22 free throws (100.0 percent) and held the Celtics to an offensive rebounding percentage of 15.0 (below their season average of 21.7). The Hornets, on the other hand, knocked down 12 of their 17 free throws (70.6 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.718 (above their season average of 0.511). Jeremy Lamb played well for Charlotte, contributing 23 points and five assists. Meanwhile, Nikola Vucevic played a pivotal role for Orlando with 25 points and 12 rebounds.
The Hornets lead the season series two games to one. In their most recent game, the two teams combined to put up 216 points, just over the projected point total of 215. Charlotte lost 127-89, covering as a 4-point underdog. Orlando was lights out from beyond the arc (17-39; 43.6 percent). Charlotte, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of making free throws (19-26; 73.1 percent). Vucevic recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Vegas has typically been fairly accurate when predicting totals of Magic games, with 44 unders compared to 37 overs. Orlando heads into the contest with records of 41-40 straight up (SU) and 43-35-3 against the spread (ATS).
In opposition of Orlando, Hornets games have finished over the projected point total 53.8 percent of the time. Additionally, Charlotte is 39-42 SU and 38-40-2 ATS.
It might be a tough game for Charlotte on the offensive glass. The Hornets currently rank 23rd in offensive rebounding percentage (21.8 percent), while Orlando ranks third in defensive rebounding percentage (79.6 percent). Moreover, the Magic rank 30th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.168), while the Hornets rank third in opponents’ FTA rate (0.179).
Orlando Magic at Charlotte Hornets Betting Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – Hornets, ATS Winner – Hornets, O/U – Under
- The Hornets rank 20th in fast break points per game (11.7) while the Magic rank 25th (10.9).
- Orlando ranks second in assists allowed per game (23.1) while Charlotte ranks 26th (26.0).
- The Magic average 32.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 14th in the NBA. The Hornets rank 24th in three pointers allowed per game (33.6).
- Charlotte ranks 20th in points in the paint per game (46.6) while Orlando ranks 27th (43.9).
- Charlotte ranks 21st in steals per game (7.3) while Orlando ranks 26th (6.6).
- The Magic rank fifth in blocks allowed per game (4.4) while the Hornets rank 28th (6.0).
- The Magic rank 13th in rebounds per game (45.5) while the Hornets rank 19th in rebounds allowed per game (45.9).
- Charlotte leads the league with 13.7 points off turnovers allowed per game while Orlando is third with 14.8 points off turnovers allowed per game.
- Orlando ranks first in second chance points allowed per game (11.0) while Charlotte ranks 15th (13.4).
- Orlando is 19-3 when they allow under 100 points, while Charlotte is 12-4.
- The Hornets are 38-29 when they score more than 100 points, while the Magic are 37-19.
- Charlotte is 20-18-2 ATS at home, while Orlando is 22-18-2 ATS on the road.
- The total has gone over in 21 of the Hornets’ 40 home games, while 25 of the Magic’s 42 road games have gone under.
- In their last five games, Orlando and Charlotte are both 4-1 ATS.
- The Magic have 5 overs over their last five games, while the Hornets have 4 unders and 1 push
- The Magic’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 10.2, up from 0.6 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Hornets have scored an average of 111.6 points per game (0.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 103.8 points per game (7.9 below their season average).