Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic, Eastern Conference playoffs spot game. The Hornets are still fighting for a place in the playoffs, but if they win tonight they have nothing assured. In Charlotte they must wait for the miraculous defeat of the Pistons in New York. Nothing is safe, there are hours of waiting. Orlando Magic does have a safe place in the playoffs, but they hope to win tonight on the road. The Magic is looking for a win but they know it will be difficult in Charlotte.
Charlotte Hornets: Waiting for a miracle.
The Hornets have a record of 39 wins and 42 losses in the regular season, today is the last game for them from the regular. Tonight they must win to have 40 victories. But the Hornets ‘true and only hope is the Pistons’ defeat against the Knicks. The Pistons won last night and if they win today it will be the end of the season for the Hornets. At home the record is 25-15 with a four consecutive wins in the last games at home.
At home the Hornets are scoring an average of 113.1 points per game, 40.92 FG points, 80.4% free throw shots, 12.05 three pointers and 23.82 assists. The defense has suffered all season allowing 109.2 points per game, 40.48 FG points, 11.47 three pointers, 77.4% free throw shots and 24.80 assists.
The ATS record is positive with 21-19-0 at home. In the last four games they were all victories and 4-0-0 in the spread. Only in one game were favorites by 6.0 in the spread against the Timberwolves. The other three games were underdogs with +3.0, +3.0 and +5.0 against the Raptors. The record against the Magic is negative with 29-34 overall but positive in the spread with 34-27-2.
Orlando Magic: We want to win.
The Magic closed the regular season with 41 wins and 40 losses. The position in the playoffs is already safe for them. In the last three games all were strong victories against Knicks 114-100, Hawks 149-113 and Celtics 116-108. The problem is that the record on the road is negative with 16-24, in the last ten the record is 6-4. Before winning against the Celtics they had lost in Toronto 109-121.
On the road the Magic is scoring an average of 104.9 points per game, 39.50 FG points, 78.0% free throw shots, 11.55 three pointers, 26.00 assists. The defense is bad allowing up to 106.3 points per game, 39.55 FG points, 78.3% free throw shots, 10.68 three pointers, 24.00 assists.
The ATS record is 21-19-0 on the road. But in the last ten games it is negative with 6-4-0. The team is not favorite in the spread since March 03 against the Cavaliers, but that game they lost. For this game they are underdogs for being the last game for the Hornets in the season, but the Magic already had in February at home against the Hornets 89-127 being favorites by -4.0 in the spread.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic 04/10/2019 is: take the Charlotte Hornets -2.5 (Point Spread).
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