Hornets vs. Magic - 3/16/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (28-37) at Charlotte Hornets (37-28)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -8.5 -- Over/Under: 210.5 See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornets meet Wednesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Orlando Magic could use a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 15.1 points and 3.9 assists while Evan Fournier is averaging 14.5 points and 2.9 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Mario Hezonja is dishing 1.2 assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Charlotte Hornets haven’t lost back-to-back games since January 27-29. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 103.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 21.5 points and 5.3 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 14.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Al Jefferson is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Jeremy Lin is dishing three assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won eight of their last nine home games.
The Magic are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southeast and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Magic are 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Charlotte.
The Hornets have been playing really good ball over the last month or so, but the Magic have shown flashes of returning to the team they were early in the season. The Hornets win, but I find this to be too many points to give up to an Orlando team that can play when it wants too.