Spread Pick: Hornets with handicap -3.5 at 1.83 Over/Under: Over 188.5 1.90 Bet Now!
Both teams are coming into this match having lost 8 games this season with the Magic standing with a 5-8 record while the Hornets are 4-8. The Magic are currently standing with a 3-5 record on the road while the Hornets have a 3-2 record in Charlotte so far in this campaign.
The Hornets have one win from their last five games while the Magic have the slightly better rate of three wins from their last five games. With respect to injuries, both teams have a couple of players that they may be without for this big match. Kyle O’Quinn has been classed as being out for the Magic while Evan Fournier is being monitored on a day to day basis. The Hornets have got more problems to contend with as Jeff Taylor and Michael-Kidd Gilchrist seem extremely doubtful for the game while PJ Hairston and Gary Neal are also doubts for Friday night.
|NBA tip locked in at 21/11 10:55 (Spread Result: 96.5-105, Totals: 205)
The Magic will be keen to bounce back after a big loss to the Clippers
The Magic are coming into this game on the back of a crushing 114-90 loss at the Clippers even though Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucevic were in great form in that match. Harris offered up 25 points in that game while Vucevic managed to offer 19 points, but sadly, they didn’t receive much support from the rest of their team-mates in the defeat. Vucevic also has pedigree against Charlotte; scoring 36 points in two games against them last campaign.
For the Hornets, Al Jefferson is the key player. He managed to grab 59 points and 32 points in the two games with the Magic last season that Vucevic was absent for. In the games that Vucevic played, he picked up 30 points, so he had a total of 89 points against Orlando last campaign, and he will be keen to continue that form this season. Jefferson has been in good form this season, grabbing 28 points on Wednesday night but it wasn’t enough for the Hornets.
The Hornets suffered a cruel defeat in their last game against the Pacers
This is because Charlotte lost out at the death of the game, the Pacers sneaking a 88-86 result with 0.7 seconds left on the clock. This was another blow to the team coming hot on the heels of a disappointing performance against the Mavericks, resulting in a 107-80 win for the Dallas side.
There isn’t going to be a lot between the two teams but taking the Hornets at odds of 1.83 with a handicap of -3.5 is likely to be something that will give you a good chance of a return in this game. If you are looking at the Over/Under market in this game, going Over 188.5 at odds of 1.90 is likely to provide a positive return. Bet Now!
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