The Morning Shootaround: Wednesday March 22nd

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Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic

Charlotte Hornets 46.19 16 41.92 25 40.91 18 46.31 16 50.95 20 98.3
Orlando Magic 48.35 26 41.27 20 41.28 21 46.77 18 51.14 21 98.7
League Average 46.29 15.5 40.34 15.5 40.41 15.5 46.15 15.5 49.75 15.5

Vegas- Charlotte -5 206 O/U

Charlotte Projected Lineup- Kemba Walker, Nicolas Batum, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marvin Williams, Cody Zeller

Orlando Projected Lineup- Elfrid Payton, Evan Fournier, Terrence Ross, Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic

Injuries- Ramon Sessions (Out), Miles Plumlee (Out), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Questionable-Ankle), Johnny O’Bryant (Out)

Top Plays- Kemba Walker, Nicolas Batum, Nikola Vucevic, Cody Zeller, Aaron Gordon, Marvin Williams, Elfrid Payton

Secondary Plays- Evan Fournier, Terrence Ross, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Frank Kaminsky

  • The Charlotte Hornets lost 18 of 24 games prior to knocking off Washington and Atlanta. They held both opponents to an average of 92.5 points in those two wins.
  • Charlotte took each of the first three meetings between these teams by an average of 26.7 points.
  • The Orlando Magic are coming off back-to-back wins and play nine of their final 11 games against teams fighting for playoff spots or seeding.
  • Aaron Gordon scored at least 16 points in five of the last six contests.
  • Jodie Meeks made his first appearance since Jan. 18 on Monday and went 1-of-9 from the floor in 20 minutes off the bench.
  • Frank Kaminsky went 3-of-6 from 3-point range on Monday after a combined 3-of-19 effort in the previous three contest.
  • Briante Weber is averaging 4.3 points on 57.1 percent shooting from the field in about 11.0 minutes across the six games he has played for the Hornets so far.
  • The Hornets are 3-3 in games he plays but 2-1 in games in which he plays more than 10 minutes.
  • The Orlando Magic have allowed 108.3 points per game to opponents since the All-Star break.
  • Nikola Vucevic has a double-double in back-to-back games and six of his last 10 games.
  • The Orlando Magic have allowed the third most rebounds per game to opponents (46.2) since the All-Star break.
  • Kemba Walker averaged 16.8 points on 34.4 percent shooting over the last five games.


Hornets CourtIQ without Plumlee and Sessions this season



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Brent Heiden

Brent has been playing fantasy sports for over 10 years now and made the transition over to DFS about two years ago. He is an avid NBA fan and enjoys looking at the sport from an analytical point of view. He is a cash game grinder but has enjoyed a lot of success in GPPs over the past two seasons, including a top-10 finish in the RotoWire MLB Championship. He has been writing MLB, NBA, and game theory articles for since it was founded. You can find him on Twitter @BrentHeiden1 and find all his articles on

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