Hornets vs. Magic Prediction
Can the Orlando Magic continue their recent upward trend when they play host to the Charlotte Hornets at 7PM ET?
523 Charlotte Hornets vs. 524 Orlando Magic
Thursday, February 14, 2019
7PM ET – Amway Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Magic are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -3.5 points against the Hornets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 215 points. The public betting for this game currently has 68 percent going on the Magic at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Hornets drop another
Charlotte suffered a 99-90 loss at Indiana on Monday for its third loss in four games. The Hornets are 27-29 on the season, 8-20 on the road, 28-28 against the spread and 29-26-1 with the over.
The Hornets are in the middle of the road when it comes to scoring and defense. Charlotte is putting up 111.2 points per game while shooting 45.1 percent from the field. Defensively, Charlotte is giving up 111 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 46.7 percent. Tony Parker is doubtful to play tonight due to a back injury. Kemba Walker is leading the team with 25.2 points and 5.7 assists per game while Jeremy Lamb is adding 15.2 points per contest.
Orlando is coming off a 118-88 win at New Orleans on Tuesday for their fourth straight win. The Magic have also won and covered the spread in six of their last seven games. Orlando comes into tonight’s game 26-32 overall, 13-15 at home, 31-26-1 against the spread and 32-26 with the under.
The Magic are improving on defense this season, allowing just 107.2 points per game. Offensively, Orlando is putting up 105.4 points per game while shooting just 44.9 percent. Nikola Vucevic is leading the way for Orlando with 20.6 points and 12.1 rebounds per game while Aaron Gordon is adding 15.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Hornets are 5-11 against the spread in their last 16 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games when playing on two days of rest.
The Magic are 7-3-1 against the spread in their last 11 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last four conference games.
The Hornets are not a team to rely on often. They have struggled on the road as of late when playing teams with a little positive momentum. Orlando seems to have turned the corner following the trade deadline. The Magic have earned some solid wins over the last few weeks, half of which came on the road. Now returning home, look for Orlando to continue its offensive surge against this Charlotte team while continuing to play its steady defense.
NBA Prediction: Orlando Magic -3.5