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Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic - 12/4/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Orlando Magic (10-14) at Charlotte Hornets (8-13)

NBA Basketball: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)

The Line: Charlotte Hornets -8 -- Over/Under: 221 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSFL

The Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornets meet Monday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.

The Orlando Magic look for another victory after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 108.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Aaron Gordon is averaging 19 points and 8.3 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 17.9 points and 3.1 assists. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathon Simmons is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost seven of their last eight road games.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic - 12/4/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Charlotte Hornets could use a feel good win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 105.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 22.3 points and 6.2 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 15.9 points and 5.1 rebounds. Dwight Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Frank Kaminsky is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won five of their last seven home games.

The Magic are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Monday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hornets are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Monday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Magic are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Charlotte, 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the road team is 25-12 ATS in the last 37 meetings.

The Hornets have won the last eight meetings against the Magic with their last loss coming in December of 2015. The Magic are a tough team to figure out, as they started the season off hot, went on a masive losing streak and have now won two of their last three. The Hornets have dealt with injuries this season, have lost four straight and are being outscored by seven points in their last five games. I wouldn't touch this game, but if forced to pick, I want points in my pocket. The Hornets shouldn't be this big of a favorite against anybody right now. In fact, the Hornets haven't been favored by more than seven this season. 

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