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Hornets vs Magic Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/3/23

Orlando Magic (26-37) vs. Charlotte Hornets (20-44)
March 3, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +3.5; Over/Under: +229.5
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The Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornets meet Friday 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 110.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 19.9 points and 3.6 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 18.9 points and 3.9 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markelle Fultz is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.

The Charlotte Hornets Betting Preview

The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 112.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 118.6 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 21.4 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 19.7 points and 5.1 rebounds. PJ Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.

The Magic are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 8-2 in Magic last 10 overall. The under is 5-0 in Hornets last 5 overall. The Magic are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Charlotte.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Orlando Magic continue to play hard and cover numbers, and this is a game they should win. The Charlotte Hornets have been a mess all year, and they lose at home by an average of 4.7 points. No Ball, the Hornets could get even worse over the last month or so. I’ll lay the reasonable chalk with the Magic.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Orlando Magic -3.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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