Magic vs. Hornets Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Tuesday, Mar 19

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For your Magic vs. Hornets predictions needs, we’ve got you covered as the Hornets hit the road to face the Magic on Tuesday, Mar 19 at 7:00 ET. Currently, the total sits at 202.5, with the Magic favored by 13 at home. Keep reading to get our Magic vs. Hornets player props and predictions.

Magic vs. Hornets Odds

  • Spread: Magic -13
  • Total 202.5

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Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, Mar 19
  • Time: 7:00 ET
  • Location: Kia Center, Orlando FL
  • TV: BSF

Hornets Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Hornets have an over/under record of 2-3 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
  • In their last five games away from home, the Hornets have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 102 points per game in this stretch.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Charlotte has an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 0-3 straight up.

Magic Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Magic have an over/under record of 1-4 and are 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Magic offense has averaged 104 points per game while allowing an average of 105. Orlando posted an overall record of 7-3 while going 6-4 ATS.
  • Orlando has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games.

Is Charlotte Ready for a Road Win?

Charlotte is 17-51 on the season and is currently in 13th place in the Eastern Conference. Within the Southeast Division, they are in 4th place.

The Hornets have lost two games in a row and are 13-point underdogs against the Magic. As underdogs, Charlotte has gone 14-49 straight-up and 25-36 ATS. The team’s ATS record for the season is 26-40, and they have an ATS record of 13-22 on the road.

In their last game, the Hornets lost to the 76ers by a score of 109-98. The O/U line for that game was 209.5, and Charlotte was getting 10 points. The loss dropped their road record to 8-27 for the season.

The average O/U line in Charlotte’s games this season is 226 points, which is higher than today’s line of 202.5. The team’s O/U record for the season is 31-37, and the under has hit in their last two games.

Heading into this game, the Hornets are 29th in the NBA in scoring at 106.8 points per game. However, when they are on the road, they are averaging just 105.7 points per game compared to 108.0 at home.

In terms of pace, Charlotte is 22nd in the league at 97.2 possessions per game. So far this season, they have outscored the NBA average in just 32.4% of their games.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 26th in the league at 35%. Overall, they are 28th in field goal percentage and 28th in true shooting percentage.

At this time, the Hornets’ defense is positioned 18th in the NBA, permitting 116.7 points per game. The Hornets defense is coming off a game in which they held the 76ers offense to just 45.1% shooting. Overall, they gave up 109 points to Philadelphia.

Will Orlando Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

The Magic have won three straight games and are 40-28 on the season, which is good for 5th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Southeast Division, they are in 1st place.

As the favorite, the Magic are 24-4 this season and have covered the spread in three straight games. Today, they are favored by 13 points and have a 22-6 ATS record as the favorite.

Orlando’s ATS record at home this season is 23-9, and they have won their last two games against the spread at home. Overall, they are 45-23 ATS this season.

The Magic’s O/U record for the season is 31-37, and their games have averaged 219.8 points per game. Today’s O/U line is 202.5, and their games have averaged 223.1 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Magic defeated the Raptors by a score of 111-96. They were favored by 11.5 points in that game and covered the spread. The O/U line for that game was 218.5.

So far, Orlando has been a below-average offensive team, ranking 26th in scoring at 110.7 points per game. At home, they have been slightly better, averaging 113.7 points per game.

One area where the Magic have excelled is getting to the free-throw line, as they are 2nd in the league in free-throw attempts. Overall, they are 5th in made free throws at 18.9 per game.

In terms of shooting, Orlando is 14th in field goal percentage at 47%. However, they are just 22nd in three-point shooting at 35% and are last in the league in made threes per game.

So far this season, the Magic defense has been performing well, ranking 3rd in the NBA at 109.0 points allowed per contest. Inside the arc, the Magic defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.8% and 35.6% from three-point territory.

Magic vs. Hornets Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is Paolo Banchero and his points prop of 21.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -129 while the under is at -106. Our model predicts that Paolo Banchero will finish the game going 8/17 from the field and scoring 22 points. Our suggested wager is to bet on the over for his prop bet, which comes with a payout of -129.

  • The Prop: Paolo Banchero Over 21.5 Points (-129)

Magic vs. Hornets Predictions

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Hornets vs. Magic game, our recommendation is to take the Hornets at +13. Despite our model showing the Magic winning 108-106, we like the Hornets as our point-spread pick.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 202.5 and given that our model is projecting 214 points between the teams, we like the over.

The Pick: Hornets +13 | at Fanduel Sportsbook