At the onset of the 2018-19 season NBA betting online expectations were low for both Orlando and Charlotte. While the Hornets have fulfilled that prophecy the Magic have exceeded them. Namely Nikola Vucevic has made the biggest difference and impact for Orlando. Vucevic has emerged as one of the most valuable players in the NBA whether he wins the actual award or not. In fact, it can be said that he as carried the Magic to the NBA playoffs this year. In like manner Kemba Walker dominates for the Charlotte Hornets. But a weak supporting cast doomed his team.
Orlando Magic Vs. Charlotte Hornets
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Magic||+4 (-110)||218 (-110)|
|Hornets||-4 (-110)||218 (-110)|
Magic Vs. Hornets TV Coverage: ESPN
Now Charlotte has had recent betting momentum with four payouts in their last five games. Only one of the Hornets last six games have gone over the total. Charlotte ranks 20th in the NBA for scoring offense and 17th for points allowed. As a result, the Hornets are 38-42 straight up, 39-40-1 against the spread, and 42-36-2 over the total. Namely Kemba Walker is the key difference maker for the Hornets. Walker leads with 25.4 point and 5.9 assists per game. Charlotte was trying to chase down Detroit for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Late on Orlando has caught fire to steal the Southeast Division title and a playoff spot. The Magic have won eight of their last 10 games straight up with seven payouts in that span. Defense is what has made the difference for the Magic. To illuminate Orlando ranks fifth for points allowed. Offensively they rank a far less impressive 24th. Extending the Magic’s success is Nikola Vucevic. Overall, he leads Orlando with 20.8 points and 12.0 rebounds per game.
Orlando has been losing NBA betting online value on the road. As an example, the Magic have covered only two of their last eight away tilts. Eight of their last 12 in that situation have gone under the total. By contrast Charlotte has been in the black in recent home games. Payouts have occurred in four of the Hornets last seven home games. Five of those seven games at Charlotte went under the total.
Despite a strong season this may be a bad spot for the Magic. Orlando has covered just two of their last 12 games against the Hornets. Thee of the last four meetings between these teams went over the total. Charlotte has utterly bossed the cashier’s cage at home in their offshore bookmaker series with Orlando. Six consecutive payouts have gone to the Hornets when at Spectrum Center against the Magic. Three of the last five between these teams in the Queen City have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
On this occasion we have an Orlando team that already has its playoff ticket punched. Further, Charlotte has owned this NBA betting online series and is in good form. With nothing else really on the line that is likely to be the difference.
Orlando Magic vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Betting Online Picks
In this situation the Charlotte Hornets rate the call.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Charlotte Hornets
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction
Hornets 104, Magic 98
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