Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 28 (10/28): NBA
- Oct 28, 2022, 6:44:14 PM
|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Magic money line||+110|
|Magic spread||+2 (-110)|
|Hornets money line||-130|
|Hornets spread||-2 (-110)|
|Over / under||221|
2022-2023 season stats
|Orlando Magic||Charlotte Hornets|
|Road / home record||0-1||2-1|
|Points per game||107.00||122.00|
|Points allowed per game||115.00||111.00|
|Rebounds per game||45.00||51.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||43.00||47.00|
|Over / under record||2-3||4-0|
The Orlando Magic return home and will host the Charlotte Hornets at the Amway Center on Friday night. These teams met 4 times last season and Hornets led 3-1. The Magic will look to get their first win of the season
The Magic have lost their first 5 games of the season and are 0-1 at home with a 0-5 record overall ranking fifth in the Southeast division. In their last game, they lost 103-92 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Orlando forward Franz Wagner scored 22 points and 7-foot-2 Bol Bol had nine points and a career-high 10 rebounds. Wagner and Mobley were first-team All-Rookie selections last season.
Paolo Banchero has made an immediate impact, posting the third-longest streak of 20-point games to start a career by a No. 1 overall pick. Carter Jr. leads the team in rebounds with 10 per game while Cole Anthony has 4.3 assists per game for Orlando.
In their last 10 games the Magic are 2-8, averaging 104.2 points, 45.5 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 6.2 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 41.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.5 points per game.
INJURIES: Anthony, Wagner, Suggs, Isaac are out.
The Hornets get here with a 2-2 record and are 2-1 on the road so far this season. They're coming from a tough loss in overtime against the Knicks. Gordon Hayward led Charlotte with 21 points. PJ Washington, Kelly Oubre Jr. and Jalen McDaniels each had 17 in the 134-131 loss.
Gordon Hayward is leading the team with 19.8 points per game. N. Richards leads in rebounds with 7.8 per game while Smith Jr. has 6.3 assists for Charlotte.
In their last 10 games, the Hornets are 5-5, averaging 121.9 points, 42.8 rebounds, 30.0 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.3 points.
Charlotte are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games.
Charlotte are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Orlando.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Charlotte's last 8 games on the road.
Charlotte are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Orlando.
Orlando are 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games.
Orlando are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Orlando's last 12 games against Charlotte.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games at hom
The Magic have been awful as they have lost their first 5 games of the season and they're dealing with a lot of injuries still. The Hornets have played well and almost beat the Knicks on the road in their last game and before that beat the Hawks on the road. Charlotte Hornets are 9-2 in the last 11 games vs Magic playing in Orlando and even with Rozier and LaMelo Ball out they still have better players on the court than the Magic so I'll go with the Hornets to steal the win on the road.
PICK: Hornets ML (-130)
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