Free NBA Picks Today: Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Hornets 11/14/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Hornets 11/14/22
Mon 14th November 2022

The Orlando Magic (4-9, 4-3 Home), one of the league’s top shooting teams, welcome the Charlotte Hornets (3-11, 2-6 Away) on Monday. Charlotte was beaten by the Miami Heat 132-115 at FTX Arena on Saturday, their eighth straight loss. With 22 points and six assists, Terry Rozier was a top performer in defeat.

The Hornets are 15th in the Eastern Conference.Orlando won on Friday at Amway Center, beating the Phoenix Suns 114-97. Wendell Carter Jr. had 20 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists to lead the team. The Magic are the 13th seed in the Eastern Conference.

The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Orlando will be pursuing a season sweep against Charlotte after triumphing in the only previous meeting 113-93 at Amway Center on October 28. Paolo Banchero led the Magic with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists. Gordon Hayward had 18 points in defeat.

The Hornets have been led this season by Kelly Oubre Jr., who is averaging 18.5 points per game, best in the league. Meanwhile, Mason Plumlee is grabbing 8.8 rebounds per game, most in the league, and Dennis Smith Jr. is dishing 6.2 assists (1st).

Banchero (23.5 ppg) has powered the Magic’s offense. He is the No. 1 scorer in the league. Carter Jr. is pulling down 9.5 rebounds per game, most in the NBA, and Franz Wagner is distributing 4.5 assists (1st). The Magic rank as one of the most accurate field goal shooting teams in the league, third-best at 48.3%.

The Hornets have found success in recent games at Amway Center, winning seven of the last 10. Charlotte is looking to avoid a seventh consecutive loss away from home this season. In the last 10 games, Charlotte is 1-9 with an average margin of -11.3 (102.4-113.7). Orlando has gone 4-6 over the last 10, allowing 111.4 points per game on average while scoring only 110.8 (-0.6 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Gordon Hayward: 0.0 | 22.9 | -22.9
Points per game:
Gordon Hayward: 0.0 | 15.4 | -15.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Chuma Okeke: 15.8 | 11.9 | +3.9
Assists per game:
Jalen Suggs: 6.2 | 4.9 | +1.3

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Under 220.5 (-105)

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