Magic vs. Hornets - 1/22/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (19-22) at Orlando Magic (20-20)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Orlando Magic square off Friday night at the Amway Center.
The Charlotte Hornets could use a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 101.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 19.9 points and 4.9 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 15.1 points and 6.3 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing three assists and Marvin Williams is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost 10 straight road games. Jeremy Lamb is questionable with a toe injury.
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The Orlando Magic also need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 98.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 98.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 16.8 points and 8.5 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 13.6 points and 2.6 assists. Tobias Harris is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Elfrid Payton is dishing 5.9 assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The Orlando Magic have lost four straight home games. Victor Oladipo is questionable with a knee injury.
The Hornets are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Friday games. The Hornets are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Orlando.
The Magic are due for a nice win at home and the Hornets have lost 10 straight on the road. This seems like a good spot to back Orlando again.