Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic: Odds, injuries, storylines

LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
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The Charlotte Hornets are looking to get back in the win column as they face off against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night at the Amway Center at 7:00 p.m. Eastern.

Charlotte is coming off an exhilarating overtime loss against the Boston Celtics that saw their young duo of LaMelo Ball and Miles Bridges go toe to toe with the star tandem of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

Now at 3-1, Charlotte will be looking to handle business against a very young Orlando Magic team. Orlando enters this game at 1-3, with their only win coming against the New York Knicks in game three.

Charlotte Hornets odds vs Orlando Magic

The Charlotte Hornets are -6.0 points favorites against the Magic on Wednesday night, according to WynnBET. The over/under on the game is set to 217 points which could be worth a look. Charlotte has scored over 120 points in three of their four games so far this season.

Streaming info for Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic

TV: Bally Sports Southeast

Radio: WFNZ 610

The Hornets have become much more difficult to watch as Sinclair has made it much more difficult to access Bally Sports Southeast. Stay strong Hornets fans.

Storylines for Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic

How will the team respond to taking their first loss of the season? This is an interesting game for Charlotte as it could very well be considered a trap game for the young team. Coming off a loss against Boston on Monday and with an ESPN showdown against the Miami Heat scheduled for Friday. Could the team overlook this poor Magic squad? I doubt that they will, but the Magic definitely won’t be pushovers.

Gordon Hayward needs to get going early and perform well for a full four quarters. No one knows this better than he does, and this is the perfect opportunity to do so. Ball and Bridges have put the league on notice and most eyes will be on them tonight. Hayward should be able to utilize his 11 year’s worth of experience to get going against a young Orlando team.

With PJ Washington being out for the second straight game with knee discomfort, will James Borrego once again look to Nick Richards to provide the big man minutes off the bench? Richards didn’t have a great first half but played better in the second half of Monday’s night game against the Celtics. The Magic have an interesting set of big men with Mo Bamba, Wendell Carter, and Hornets killer Robin Lopez, who are all regulars in the rotation. Richards could be in for a big night.

Injury Report for Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic

Charlotte:

PJ Washington (knee) – OUT

Terry Rozier (ankle) –  DOUBTFUL

Orlando:

E’Twaun Moore (knee) – OUT

Chuma Okeke (hip) – OUT

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