Monday, August 15 2022

Through 3 Quarters

The Charlotte Hornets can’t call it a day yet, but they are winning as expected. It’s anybody’s game after three quarters, but Charlotte is ahead of the Orlando Magic 82-77.

Shooting guard Terry Rozier has led the way so far for the Hornets, as he has 23 points and five assists along with four steals. The top scorer for Orlando has been center Mo Bamba (16 points).

Who’s Playing

Charlotte @ Orlando

Current Records: Charlotte 11-8; Orlando 4-14

What to Know

The Orlando Magic will be returning home after a five-game road trip. Orlando and the Charlotte Hornets will face off in a Southeast Division battle at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday at Amway Center. Charlotte will be strutting in after a win while the Magic will be stumbling in from a defeat.

It looks like Orlando got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They took a serious blow against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, falling 123-92. Orlando was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 77-36. The top scorer for Orlando was center Moe Wagner (18 points).

Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards typically have all the answers at home, but on Monday the Hornets proved too difficult a challenge. Charlotte managed a 109-103 victory over the Wizards. Charlotte can attribute much of their success to shooting guard Terry Rozier, who shot 8-for-11 from downtown and finished with 32 points.

The Magic are expected to lose this next one by 7.5. Their home court has been no bettor’s paradise, as they’ve failed to beat the spread in six of their seven home games.

Orlando is now 4-14 while the Hornets sit at 11-8. A pair of offensive stats to keep an eye on: Orlando has only been able to knock down 41.50% percent of their shots, which is the third lowest field goal percentage in the league. Charlotte’s offense has more to brag about, as they they come into the matchup boasting the third most points per game in the league at 112.2. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Amway Center — Orlando, Florida
  • TV: Bally Sports SE Charlotte
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $11.76


The Hornets are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Magic, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 7.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Charlotte have won 16 out of their last 22 games against Orlando.

  • Oct 27, 2021 – Charlotte 120 vs. Orlando 111
  • May 07, 2021 – Charlotte 122 vs. Orlando 112
  • Jan 25, 2021 – Orlando 117 vs. Charlotte 108
  • Jan 24, 2021 – Charlotte 107 vs. Orlando 104
  • Feb 03, 2020 – Orlando 112 vs. Charlotte 100
  • Jan 20, 2020 – Orlando 106 vs. Charlotte 83
  • Apr 10, 2019 – Orlando 122 vs. Charlotte 114
  • Feb 14, 2019 – Orlando 127 vs. Charlotte 89
  • Dec 31, 2018 – Charlotte 125 vs. Orlando 100
  • Oct 19, 2018 – Charlotte 120 vs. Orlando 88
  • Apr 06, 2018 – Charlotte 137 vs. Orlando 100
  • Feb 14, 2018 – Charlotte 104 vs. Orlando 102
  • Dec 04, 2017 – Charlotte 104 vs. Orlando 94
  • Oct 29, 2017 – Charlotte 120 vs. Orlando 113
  • Mar 22, 2017 – Charlotte 109 vs. Orlando 102
  • Mar 10, 2017 – Charlotte 121 vs. Orlando 81
  • Dec 28, 2016 – Charlotte 120 vs. Orlando 101
  • Dec 09, 2016 – Charlotte 109 vs. Orlando 88
  • Apr 13, 2016 – Charlotte 117 vs. Orlando 103
  • Mar 16, 2016 – Charlotte 107 vs. Orlando 99
  • Jan 22, 2016 – Charlotte 120 vs. Orlando 116
  • Dec 16, 2015 – Orlando 113 vs. Charlotte 98

Injury Report for Orlando

  • Terrence Ross: Out (Back)
  • Cole Anthony: Out (Ankle)
  • Michael Carter-Williams: Out (Ankle)
  • E’Twaun Moore: Out (Knee)
  • Jonathan Isaac: Out (Knee)
  • Markelle Fultz: Out (Knee)

Injury Report for Charlotte

  • P.J. Washington: Game-Time Decision (Elbow)



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