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NBA Game Preview - Hornets underdogs vs Magic at New Orleans

Orlando MagicNew Orleans Hornets
Jan 27, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Orlando Magic vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

12-6TEAM RECORD3-15

New Orleans looks to cover the Hornets-Magic pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 3-15 mark when they host Orlando in NBA action.

The Hornets bring a 3-15 record (9-9 ATS) to the battle against the 12-6 Magic, who are 10-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Orleans go 7-11 so far and the Magic go 8-10.

View Orlando vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Magic are listed as 4-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 177.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hornets - Magic odds would favor the Hornets if the lines were set according to power ranks. New Orleans is rated No. 8 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Magic sit at No. 16. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 95-86 win for the Magic.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 8-rated squad against Orlando's No. 7-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 30 in the league with 3.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 9.6 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Magic own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 93.1 points per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in home scoring.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 91-83 loser as they battled the Celtics at home. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 174 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Dwight Howard scored 16 points in a failed effort to lead the Magic to victory (they lost 91-83 to Boston at Amway Center on Thursday).

New Orleans lost its last outing, a 101-91 result against the Thunder on January 25. The Hornets covered in that game as a 11.5-point underdog, while the 192 combined points took the game OVER the total. Jarrett Jack scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Hornets to victory (they lost 101-91 to Oklahoma City at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday).

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

A few Magic at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 8 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Orlando's last 15 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans's last 8 games when playing at home against Orlando
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New Orleans's last 15 games when playing Orlando

Next up:
Orlando home to Indiana, Sunday, January 29
New Orleans home to Atlanta, Sunday, January 29

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