Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction 4/5/2024

The Orlando Magic (45-31) travel to face off against the Charlotte Hornets (18-58) on Friday, April 5th. This game will be played at Spectrum Center in Charlotte and televised on BSSE. The Magic are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hornets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pelicans. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Magic Are Coming Off A Win

The Magic beat the Pelicans in their most recent game, ending with a score of 117-108. Prior to the game, the Magic were the underdog at +4.5, earning both a straight-up and ATS victory. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 208.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.

As they prepare to face the Hornets, the Magic are hoping to add to their above .500 record of 45-31. In their 76 games, the Magic have gone 30-17 against Eastern Conference opponents and 15-14 in non-conference games.

Orlando currently has an ATS record of 49-27, placing them above .500 against the spread. In their last two road games, Orlando has successfully covered the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 23-14 on the road in contrast to 26-13 at home.

The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the Hornets’ most recent game against the Trail Blazers, Brandon Miller led the Hornets with 21 points while going 9/20 from the field. While Tre Mann was 2nd on the team with 11 points, Charlotte fell short in the game with a final score of 89-86.

Over the last ten games, the Hornets are 1-9 and come into today’s matchup with the Magic at 18-58 overall. In the Eastern Conference, the Hornets are 13th and sit 4th in the Southeast division.

Charlotte comes in with an overall ATS record of 29-45 so far this season. On the road, the Hornets have an ATS record of 13-25, as opposed to a 16-20 record against the spread when playing at home.

Magic Offense Breakdown

Through 76 games games, Orlando is averaging 110.5 points per game (26th).

When it comes to scoring, the Magic are 26th in the NBA at 110.5 points per game. On the road, they are also 26th at 108.4 points per game.

So far this season, Orlando has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 35.5% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 26th in the league at 96.6 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Magic are 14th in field goal percentage at 47%. They are also 16th in true shooting percentage.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

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Through 76 games games, Charlotte is averaging 106.1 points per game (29th).

Heading into tonight’s game, the Hornets are 29th in the NBA in scoring at 106.1 points per game. At home, they are averaging 107.5 PPG, which is 29th in the league.

So far this season, Charlotte has scored less than the NBA scoring average in 68.4% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 25th in the league at 96.7 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 27th in the NBA at 34%. Overall, they are 28th in field goal percentage at 45%. In terms of free throws, they rank last in both attempts (18.4) and makes (14.3) per game.

Magic Team Defense

On defense, the Magic come into the game ranked 3rd in the league in points allowed at 108.2 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 99.7 points per contest (19th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Magic squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.5% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.4% from downtown.

Hornets Team Defense

On defense, the Hornets are ranked 21st in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 55.3% of their games. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Hornets defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 57.9% while allowing 37.4% from downtown.

Key Players For The Magic And Hornets

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Paolo Banchero will be the primary scorer for the Magic, with 22 points and going 8/17 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.4 points per game, along with 6.8 rebounds.

On the other side, Miles Bridges is our projected leading scorer for the Hornets. We have him ending the game with a team-high 22 and grabbing 8 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 46.1% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 21.4 points per game.

Magic vs Hornets Trends

  • Orlando has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 104 points per game while allowing 101. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
  • In their last five games at home, the Hornets have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 96 points per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Hornets have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 0-3.
  • Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Magic struggled vs the spread going just 2-3. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-2.

Magic vs Hornets Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Magic vs. Hornets matchup, our bet is to grab the Hornets at +11.5. Even though our projections have the Magic winning 108-105, we see the Hornets as the play on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 206, and our model predicts the Magic and Hornets to score a combined 213 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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