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Orlando Magic vs. Charlotte Hornets Predictions and Preview for 4/7/2022

Orlando Magic takes on Charlotte Hornets on 4/7/2022 at 06:00 PM.

The Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornets face off in an important game for both teams. Orlando Magic has a record of 21-59 this regular season. Charlotte Hornets is 40-39 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Orlando Magic Team Defense Preview




You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 112.4, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. Their defensive efforts at keeping offenses from getting to the rim should not go unnoticed. Making the easy shots hard is what this team does to opponents, among the best in the NBA.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Orlando Magic Team Offense Preview




They have a completely dreadful offense that makes announcers try to spin things positively and fans cringe. An offensive effiency rating of 104.4 can certainly do that. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a team that is basically of average tempo.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .537 which is terrible. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .501, which is terrible. They attempt .413 of their shots from three point range. They fall right around average in the NBA. They made .330 of their shots from three point range. This team is dreadful from beyond the arc, they have shooters, but they need makers. They made .786 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team.

They have an abysmal offensive rebounding rate of 20.0% this season. Offensive rebounding is not their thing, it should be important. They are socially distancing on the offensive glass!

Charlotte Hornets Team Defense Preview

You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 113.9, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

They are a below average team when it comes to their ability to force bad shots. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. It is tougher to score at the rim against their defense than much of the NBA.

Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

Charlotte Hornets Team Offense Preview


You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 113.6, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. They play a pace that is considered faster than average, but this is not a team that is having a track meet.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .569 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .540, which is considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .418 of their shots from three point range. They fall right around average in the NBA. They made .362 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .739 of their shots from the charity stripe. This is a team that will keep opponents in the game when up with a late narrow lead.

They successfully retrieved 23.3% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

The Orlando Magic Roster

The Players to Watch for Orlando Magic

Franz Wagner 6-9 225 SF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Cole Anthony 6-2 185 PG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Wendell Carter Jr. 6-10 270 C

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

The Charlotte Hornets Roster

The Players to Watch for Charlotte Hornets

Miles Bridges 6-6 225 PF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Terry Rozier 6-1 190 SG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

LaMelo Ball 6-7 180 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is one of the strongest distributors in the NBA. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Orlando Magic vs. Charlotte Hornets Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Orlando Magic 117 Charlotte Hornets 119

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