Hornets vs Magic Prediction NBA Picks Today 3/5

Hornets vs Magic Prediction NBA Picks Today 3/5

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Hornets vs Magic; March 5, 2024, 5:00 p.m. EST

Game Odds

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Time Spread Total ML
5:00 PM ORL -8.5 (-110) o209.5 (-105) -380
- CHA +8.5 (-110) u209.5 (-115) +300

Game Overview

The Orlando Magic (35-26) face the Charlotte Hornets (15-46) on March 5, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. EST. The Magic are on a 3-game win streak and are favored to win against the struggling Hornets, who are one of the worst teams in the league.

 

Recent Performances

Orlando Magic:

The Magic have been playing well lately, winning their last three games convincingly. Led by Paolo Banchero, who is having an exceptional season, the Magic have the offensive firepower and defensive prowess to dominate against weaker opponents like the Hornets.

Charlotte Hornets:

The Hornets have been struggling, losing their last four games. With a depleted roster and inconsistency in their performance, the Hornets face an uphill battle against a confident Magic team.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

Orlando Magic:

The Magic are waiting on the return of Markelle Fultz, but they have been performing well even in his absence. With key players like Banchero leading the charge, the Magic have depth and talent to maintain their winning streak.

Charlotte Hornets:

The Hornets don't have any significant injuries reported, but their lack of depth and talent compared to the Magic could pose challenges in this matchup. They will rely heavily on players like Miles Bridges to step up and compete.3

 

Prediction

Given the recent performances of both teams, the Magic are poised to continue their winning streak against the struggling Hornets. The Magic have the talent, momentum, and motivation to secure a victory and cover the -8.5 points spread.

If Paolo Banchero continues his stellar play and the Magic maintain their defensive intensity, they should have no trouble defeating the Hornets by a significant margin.

Pick: Orlando Magic -8.5

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