Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic: Odds, Injury Report, Prediction

The Charlotte Hornets are in action tonight as they visit Orlando to take on the division rival Magic, with tipoff set for 7:00 p.m. ET.

Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic: Odds and Moneyline (FanDuel)

Point spread: Magic -1

Money line: Magic -116 / Hornets -102

Over-under: 224.5

Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic: Injury Report

Hornets: Dennis Smith Jr. (left ankle sprain) is QUESTIONABLE. Gordon Hayward (left shoulder contusion), and Cody Martin (left knee procedure) are OUT.

Magic: Jonathan Isaac (knee), Cole Anthony (oblique), Gary Harris (knee), Markelle Fultz (toe), and Moritz Wagner (ankle) are OUT. Paolo Banchero (ankle) is DAY TO DAY.

Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic: Key Statistic

Fast break points

The Magic average just 9.1 fast break points per game, the least in the league. The Hornets allow opponents to score 10.4 fast break points per game, the most allowed by any team.

Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic: Key Matchup

Terry Rozier vs. Franz Wagner

Terry Rozier has paced the Hornets in scoring this season, averaging 21.9 points per night to go along with 5.6 assists and 5.4 rebounds. Rozier missed the first contest between Charlotte and Orlando due to an ankle injury but has averaged 18.6 points per game in eight contests against the Magic since joining the Hornets.

Orlando’s second-leading scorer this season, Franz Wagner has averaged 18.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 4.5 assists while shooting 49.0% from the field. Wagner posted 13 points and 4 assists on 5/8 shooting in the first matchup between these two teams.

Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic: Prediction

Tonight’s matchup is a battle of two of the bottom feeders of the Eastern Conference, as Orlando currently sits at 13th while Charlotte sits at 14th.

However, these teams are also going in different directions, as the Magic have gone 4-4 after starting the season 0-5. Meanwhile, the Hornets have dropped eight in a row, the longest current losing streak in the league. Charlotte is also a league-worst 1-9 in their last 10 contests.

While the Hornets should have a good chance to win this contest against the Magic, they cannot be predicted to do so.

Charlotte Hornets
Orlando Magic

What’s next for the Charlotte Hornets?

Wednesday, November 16th – vs. Indiana Pacers (7:00 p.m. ET)

Note: Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.