The Charlotte Hornets will host the Orlando Magic at the Spectrum Center on Friday night. The Hornets currently have a 20-44 record, while the Magic are at 26-37. In their previous two encounters this season, both teams won one game each on the road. The game will start at 7:00 p.m.
The Orlando Magic are still hopeful of making it to the playoffs, but they face an uphill task as they are currently four games behind the 10th-placed Washington Wizards. They also have two teams ahead of them, the Indiana Pacers and the Chicago Bulls. The Magic have been struggling lately, losing five of their last nine games.
On Wednesday, the Magic suffered a 139-117 defeat against the Milwaukee Bucks, who are in great form and leading the Eastern Conference. The Bucks made 26 three-pointers, and the Magic couldn’t keep up. Cole Anthony scored 28 points off the bench, Markelle Fultz added 21 points, and Wendell Carter contributed 19 points and 10 rebounds. Franz Wagner also scored 18 points.
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The Charlotte Hornets are unlikely to qualify for the playoffs this season, but they haven’t given up yet. They have won five of their last six games, improving their record to 20-44. They currently have the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference and are 10.5 games behind the 10th playoff spot. However, ending the season on a positive note could benefit them next season.
The Hornets lost their last game on Wednesday to the Phoenix Suns, who welcomed Kevin Durant to their team. The odds were against the Hornets, who were also without LaMelo Ball for the rest of the season due to injury. Nevertheless, Kelly Oubre led Charlotte with 26 points and nine rebounds, while Terry Rozier added 20 points, six rebounds, and five assists.
Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Hornets Game Information
- Date: 03/03/2023
- Time: 07:10 PM ET
- Location: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC.
- How to Watch Magic vs Hornets : Bally Sports FL
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Magic vs Hornets Betting Lines
Magic are -175 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $57. On the other side, Hornets are +150 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $150.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Magic at a 63.64% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Hornets have 40.00% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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