On Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, the Charlotte Hornets (11-8) are playing the Orlando Magic (4-14) at Amway Center. Heading into this matchup, the Hornets are 11-8 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA regular season, while the Magic are 7-11 against the spread. BetUS odds are posted below.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic odds, predictions, picks and game preview
Start time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Amway Center; Orlando, Florida
TV channels: Bally Sports Florida, NBA League Pass
Radio broadcast: WYGM-FM/AM, WFNZ
ESPN’s Basketball Power Index: Hornets have a 70.2% chance of winning
Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic news
Referencing Land of Basketball’s database, the Hornets and Magic have played one another in 111 regular season games all-time. Charlotte is 56-55 versus Orlando. To add to that historical fact, in the past three head-to-head meetings, the Hornets are 2-1 against the Magic. On Oct. 27, 2021, Charlotte won 120-111 on the road at Amway Center. Nevertheless, in the previous 10 head-to-head performances, the Hornets are 5-5 versus the Magic.
Following Charlotte’s 109-103 win over Washington on Monday, guard Terry Rozier was asked about his contributions to the team this season. “Credit goes to my teammates and coaches for sticking with me and believing in me,” he replied. “I’m never going to doubt myself. I don’t really pay attention to my percentages. I just play. That’s what what it’s all about.” Through fourteen games played this regular season, Rozier is averaging 15.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.
“Credit goes to my teammates and coaches for just sticking with me and believing in me. I’m never going to doubt myself. I don’t really pay attention to my percentages. I just play. That’s what it’s all about.” – @T_Rozzay3#AllFly | @HusqvarnaUSA
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) November 23, 2021
Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic betting lines and odds
Point spread: Hornets -8 (-110)
Best moneyline: Hornets -325, Magic +265
Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic injury report
Hornets: PF P.J. Washington (doubtful)
Magic: SG E’Twaun Moore (out) | SG Michael Carter-Williams (out) | SG Gary Harris (questionable) | PF Jonathan Isaac (out indefinitely) | PG Markelle Fultz (out indefinitely) | PG Cole Anthony (out)
— Charlotte Hornets PR (@HornetsPR) November 23, 2021
Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic preview
Additionally, in the Hornets’ 109-103 road win over the Wizards on Monday, guard Terry Rozier scored a team-high 32 points in 35 minutes spent on the court. Guard LaMelo Ball closed out his performance with 28 points, 13 rebounds and 7.0 assists in 38 minutes played. Charlotte outscored Washington 33 to 23 in the second quarter, but the team was also out-rebounded 65 to 36. Based on this rebound differential, the Hornets should have lost.
Though, the Wizards had a terrible night shooting-wise. The Hornets shot 40-for-91 (44%) from the field and 15-for-31 (48.4%) from three-point range. Washington did finish with eight more turnovers than Charlotte. However, the Hornets were outscored 50 to 38 in the paint. Their shooting accuracy saved them on the road. Now, they are 5-6 away and 5-6 ATS on the road this season.
As for the Magic, on Monday, in their 123-92 road loss against the Bucks, Montz Wagner led his team in scoring, finishing his effort with 18 points in 24 minutes of action. R.J. Hampton had 14 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 31 minutes played as well. In the team’s 31-point blowout loss, the Magic outscored the Bucks 36 to 18 in the fourth quarter.
Even then, they were already trailing throughout the course of the game. Milwaukee scored 77 first-half points, so this contest was over by the end of the opening quarter. In addition to the Bucks out-rebounding them 55 to 47, the Magic shot 34-for-93 (36.6%) from the floor and 11-for-41 (26.8%) from behind the arc. After this loss, Orlando is now on a three-game losing streak. And, they are 1-6 at home and 1-6 ATS at Amway Center this season.
Projected starting lineup
Hornets: PG LaMelo Ball | SG Terry Rozier | SF Gordon Hayward | PF Miles Bridges | C Mason Plumlee
Magic: PG Cole Anthony | SG Jalen Suggs | SF Wendell Carter Jr. | PF Franz Wagner | C Mo Bamba
Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic prediction
Moreover, the total for tonight’s Eastern Conference matchup is set at 218.5. According to the spread consensus, 53% of bettors are picking the Hornets to cover the spread at Amway Center. Pertaining to the point total consensus, about 61% of gamblers are expecting the total to go under 218.5. At the present time, Charlotte is 3-1 as a selected favorite, 8-7 as an underdog and 5-6 ATS away, whereas Orlando is 0-0 as a favorite, 4-14 as an underdog and 1-6 ATS at home.
For intriguing betting trends, the Hornets are 6-1 ATS in their past seven performances. The total has gone under in six of the team’s last seven contests, too. Plus, they are 6-1 straight up in their previous seven games played. Next, Charlotte is 13-6 ATS in the team’s past 19 matches against Orlando. Lastly, they are 4-1 ATS in their last five games played versus Eastern Conference opponents, and the total has gone under in five of the team’s past six contests against Southeast Division opponents.
On the other side, the Magic are 7-13 ATS in their previous 20 performances. Also, they are 1-6 SU in their last seven games played. And, the total has gone over in four of their past five games played versus the Hornets. Next, the total has gone under in eight of the team’s previous 12 contests played in the month of November. Finally, the total has gone over in nine of Orlando’s past 11 games played on a Wednesday. In conclusion, think about picking the Hornets to win and cover the spread.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic betting pick
Pick the Hornets to win at home, they will cover the spread and the total will go under 218.5. Charlotte is a eight-point favorite with BetUS.
Source: Basketball Insider