Orlando Magic vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/19/20

Orlando Magic vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/19/20 Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic

NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)

The Line: Orlando Magic -3.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Charlotte Hornets and Orlando Magic meet Saturday in NBA preseason action at the Amway Center.

The Charlotte Hornets look for a preseason win to end things with a 2-2 record. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 110.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 14.7 points and 1.7 assists while Devonte’ Graham is averaging 13 points and 1.7 rebounds. Gordon Hayward is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen McDaniels is dishing 1.3 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.

The Orlando Magic look for a win to end the preseason with a 2-2 record. The Orlando Magic are averaging 112.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.7 points and 12.7 rebounds while Markelle Fultz is averaging 15 points and 4.7 rebounds. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing six rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.3 rebounds per game.

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The Hornets are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 9-4 in Hornets last 13 overall. The over is 22-6-1 in Magic last 29 overall. The Hornets are 13-4 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Orlando and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Charlotte Hornets have been the more impressive team throughout the preseason, and it's expected given the youth of the roster and the competition for playing time. The Orlando Magic have been hit or miss through three games and can go through serious offensive droughts. I'll take a shot with the Hornets and the free points.

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Randy’s Pick Charlotte Hornets +3.5

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