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Hornets vs Magic Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 2/5/23

Orlando Magic (21-32) vs. Charlotte Hornets (15-39)
February 5, 2023 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -1; Over/Under: -
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The Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Orlando Magic Betting Preview

The Orlando Magic are averaging 111.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 20.3 points and 3.7 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 19.6 points and 4.1 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markelle Fultz is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.

The Charlotte Hornets Betting Preview

The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 112 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 118.6 points on 48.1 percent shooting. LaMelo Ball is averaging 23 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Terry Rozier is averaging 21.7 points and 4.4 rebounds. PJ Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.

The Magic are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 21-8 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Hornets are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games. The under is 4-1 in Hornets last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Charlotte Hornets I guess are getting the benefit of the doubt at home and with the early start. It also doesn’t help the Magic will be down Suggs and Bamba. Still, the Magic continues to play the better ball and have been covering machines all year. The Hornets look like a team that’s in tank mode, and they even lose at home by an average of 6.1 points. I’ll take the undermanned Magic.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Orlando Magic +1

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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