Magic vs. Hornets - 3/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (23-33) at Orlando Magic (19-41)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic PK -- Over/Under: 190 See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, FSFL
The Charlotte Hornets and Orlando Magic meet Sunday afternoon at the Amway Center.
The Charlotte Hornets have lost six of their last seven games and end a four-game road trip. On the season, the Hornets are averaging 94.3 points on 42.3 percent shooting and are allowing 97 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Mo Williams is averaging 23.5 points and six assists while Al Jefferson is averaging 17.1 points and 8.7 rebounds. Gerald Henderson is dishing 2.6 assists and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting just 41.4 percent from the field in their last five games despite the much needed boost from Williams at point guard. Kemba Walker really can’t return quick enough for the Hornets to get back on track. Bismack Biyombo is questionable for this game with a knee injury.
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The Orlando Magic look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Magic are averaging 95.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 101 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.9 points and 11.4 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 17 points and 6.4 rebounds. Victor Oladipo is dishing 3.8 assists and Elfrid Payton is producing 5.8 assists. The Orlando Magic are allowing 41 percent shooting in their last five games and have allowed less than 100 points in eight straight games. The Magic may not win much, but they continue to fight and show promise. Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier are questionable with injuries.
The Hornets are 8-17-2 ATS in their last 27 games following a S.U. loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Magic are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Hornets are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Orlando.
The Magic continue to fight and have shown great promise over the last several weeks. The Hornets have been playing some brutal ball without Kemba and are still struggling to score. Take Orlando in a toss up game.