The Charlotte Hornets and the Orlando Magic are set to square off in a Southeast Division matchup at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday at Amway Center. Orlando is 4-14 overall and 1-6 at home, while the Hornets are 11-8 overall and 5-6 on the road. The Hornets have won six of their last seven games, while the Magic have lost three straight.
The Hornets have won three of their last four games against the Magic. Charlotte is favored by seven points in the latest Magic vs. Hornets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 219. Before entering any Hornets vs. Magic picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Magic vs. Hornets spread: Magic +7
- Magic vs. Hornets over-under: 219 points
What you need to know about the Magic
The Magic lost their second consecutive game to Milwaukee on Monday, 123-92. Orlando was outscored 240 to 200 in its two games against the Bucks. Orlando trailed 77-36 at halftime, the largest deficit after two quarters in franchise history. The Magic trailed by as many as 51 points, the biggest deficit for any team in the NBA this season.
Moritz Wagner led the Magic with 18 points on Monday. Orlando will be severely shorthanded in its backcourt on Wednesday with leading scorer Cole Anthony (ankle) among many guards out for the Magic. Markelle Fultz (knee), E’Twaun Moore (knee) and Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) are also unavailable for Wednesday’s game.
What you need to know about the Hornets
The Hornets beat the Wizards on Monday, 109-103. LaMelo Ball recorded his seventh double-double of the season and his fourth consecutive double-double with 28 points and 13 rebounds, and he also had seven assists. Ball is averaging a triple-double in his last four games, at 21.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 10.0 assists. He is the youngest player in NBA history to average a triple-double over a four-game span.
Terry Rozier scored 32 points on 11-of-19 shooting, including eight three-pointers on 11 attempts in Monday’s win. The Hornets are averaging 50.8 points per game in the paint, which ranks third in the NBA. P.J. Washington (elbow) is doubtful for Wednesday’s game.
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