Advertisement

Orlando Magic at Charlotte Hornets - NBA Picks and Best Bets

Mar 24, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) drives to the net against the Toronto Raptors during the first half at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The 2018-19 NBA regular season wraps up Wednesday and the Charlotte Hornets remain one of two teams battling for a playoff spot as they host the Orlando Magic at 8 p.m. Eastern at Spectrum Center.

We’re 8-4 in NBA picks in April, following the Oklahoma City Thunder’s win over the Houston Rockets Tuesday.

Odds provided by Bet365; for a full-set of today’s sports betting odds, access them at USA TODAY Sports.

Orland Magic vs. Charlotte Hornets: By the Numbers

  • The Magic have clinched the Eastern Conference’s Southeast Division, going 8-2 and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10.
  • Charlotte’s gone 7-3 but 8-2 against the spread as they try to overtake the Detroit Pistons for the final playoff spot.
  • The Hornets lead the season series 2-1, with both victories coming by at least 25 points.
  • Charlotte’s played to the over in just one of its past six, while Orlando has topped the total in each of its last six outings.

Orland Magic vs. Charlotte Hornets: Key Injuries

Magic SF Jonathan Isaac will miss the regular-season finale due to a concussion.

Hornets PF Marvin Williams sat out Tuesday’s pushover matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to a foot issue he’s been playing through for a while. It’s unknown whether he’ll return for the significance of Wednesday’s contest.

Orland Magic vs. Charlotte Hornets: Best Bet

Moneyline: The Hornets are listed at -120 with homecourt advantage and their season on the line. It’s a reasonable number at which to back a desperate team.

Against the spread: The better number for Charlotte is -110 to cover -1.

Over/under: The total of 223.5 pays -110 on either side. Count on the Hornets to pull out all the stops on defense, and for the Magic to potentially rest some stars deeper into the game if they trail.

Follow Esten on Twitter @EstenMcLaren


More Stories

Play-in tournament: Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers odds, picks and prediction

Previewing Wednesday's Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers NBA odds and lines, with basketball picks, tips and predictions.

Read the full article

From The Web Ads by Zergnet

Play-in tournament: San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies odds, picks and prediction

Previewing Wednesday's San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies odds and lines, with NBA picks, tips and predictions.

Read the full article

Play-in tournament: Charlotte Hornets at Indiana Pacers odds, picks and prediction

Previewing Tuesday's Charlotte Hornets at Indiana Pacers Play-in tournament NBA odds and lines, with basketball picks, tips and (...)

Read the full article
More NBA