Nover’s View: Hornets-Magic Free Play

On October 27, 2021, in Free Picks, NBA, by Stephen

Hornets minus 5 1/2 at Magic 

This point spread doesn’t reflect the disparity between these two teams, nor fully takes into account the situation of this matchup.

Charlotte is out of the gate fast, looking like a much improved team with underrated depth. Only an overtime loss to the Celtics two days ago has kept the Hornets from opening 4-0 for the first time in franchise history. 

Orlando is … well Orlando. The Magic are 1-3 having been blown out in each of their losses by the Spurs, Knicks and Heat. They lost those games by an average of 26 points. 

The Magic have no distinguished scoring threats. They rank 28th both in scoring and field goal percentage. Orlando also is in the bottom 10 in turnovers. 

The Hornets lead the NBA in points scored off turnovers. They also are the No. 2 scoring team in the league. 

The Hornets are eager for this game after blowing a fourth quarter lead against the Celtics. Charlotte has covered seven of the last eight times it has been a road favorite. Orlando is 1-8-1 ATS the past 10 times as a home underdog. 

Charlotte is serious about being a contender in the East. Orlando remains in rebuild mode with no end in sight. 

The point spread is fair enough to back the Hornets. 

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