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Hornets vs Magic NBA Game Preview

New Orleans HornetsOrlando Magic
Dec 26, 7:00 PM | Amway Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Orlando Magic Odds

5-22TEAM RECORD12-15

Amway Center features an NBA battle between the host Orlando Magic and the visiting New Orleans Hornets in betting action on Wednesday.

The Hornets will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 14-13 ATS against the number this season, while the Magic are 15-12 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). New Orleans is 13-14 on the totals; Orlando is 10-16-1.

View New Orleans vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Magic installed as 4-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 183.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 19 (Magic) and the No. 25 (Hornets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 92-87 result in favor of the Magic is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 7-rated squad against New Orleans's No. 25-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 26 in the league with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 7 per outing.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 101 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, New Orleans was an 81-75 loser at home against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (156) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Robin Lopez scored 24 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 81-75 against Indiana in NBA action at New Orleans Arena.

Orlando was a 97-93 loser in its last match at home against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 190 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Arron Afflalo scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Magic to victory (they lost 97-93 to Utah at Amway Center on Sunday).

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 7-3
After a loss are 0-10

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Utah are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Hornets at Magic trends to consider:
New Orleans is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of New Orleans's last 16 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans's last 12 games on the road
New Orleans is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Orlando's last 16 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Orlando's last 11 games
Orlando is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games at home

Next up:
New Orleans home to Toronto, Friday, December 28
Orlando at Washington, Friday, December 28