Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic 1/24/2021 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic 1/24/2021 – The Charlotte Hornets are on a four-game losing streak and wish to stop the bleeding before going further downwards the standings. They are faced with a challenge as this team gets on the road and battle the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Both teams are set to clash this Sunday, January 24 and it will be televised by NBA TV. NBA League Pass will simulcast the broadcast to its online live stream platform at exactly 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Orlando Magic with the homecourt advantage is given the edge by NBA Betting Lines to win over the Charlotte Hornets.
Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic 1/24/2021
Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic 1/24/2021 Betting Odds
Charlotte Hornets Betting
The Charlotte Hornets are on a big dip in the NBA standings after losing four consecutive matches. They now carry a 6-9 record and out of the playoff picture in the NBA Eastern Conference. LaMelo Ball has been inconsistent recently and the rookie is looking to get through the rookie slump soon. Gordon Hayward is looking good as the team’s best player plus they have Cody Zeller back. The returning center still has some rust to shake but expect the team to break him in gently every game as this team lacks the bigs to compete against larger teams in the league.
Players to watch: G. Hayward SF 14 GP 14 GS 34.6 MIN 23.1 PTS 0.6 OR 4.6 DR 5.1 REB 3.7 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 2.1 TO 2 PF 1.7 AST/TO 20.2 PER
T. Rozier SG 15 GP 15 GS 33.5 MIN 19.3 PTS 0.7 OR 3.4 DR 4.1 REB 2.9 AST 1.5 STL 0.5 BLK 1.9 TO 2.1 PF 1.6 AST/TO 16.87 PER
D. Graham PG 15 GP 15 GS 33.8 MIN 13.3 PTS 0.6 OR 2.7 DR 3.3 REB 6.4 AST 1.5 STL 0 BLK 1.2 TO 1.5 PF 5.3 AST/TO 12.46 PER.
Orlando Magic Betting
The Orlando Magic has Evan Fournier back and has been 1-1 since the shooting guard came back. That is quite an improvement since this team was coming from a six-game losing streak before that. They almost got the win as the Magic lost to the Indiana Pacers in overtime by just two points, 118-120. Fournier almost had a double-double with 26 points and nine assists and that was a good compliment with Nikola Vucevic doing 24 points and 12 rebounds. With the loss of Markelle Fultz, Fournier looks to carry some point guard roles from time-to-time as the team tries to make a comeback from the losing streak.
Players to Watch: N. Vucevic C 16 GP 16 GS 33 MIN 23.3 PTS 2.4 OR 8.4 DR 10.9 REB 3.4 AST 1.3 STL 0.6 BLK 1.3 TO 1.7 PF 2.6 AST/TO 26.2 PER
E. Fournier SG 7 GP 7 GS 27.3 MIN 17.7 PTS 0.4 OR 1.4 DR 1.9 REB 3 AST 1.3 STL 0 BLK 1.7 TO 2.3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 20.43 PER
T. Ross SG 15 GP 0 GS 28 MIN 15.5 PTS 0.3 OR 2.6 DR 2.9 REB 1.9 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 1.7 TO 2.1 PF 1.1 AST/TO 13.85 PER.
Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic 1/24/2021 Betting Numbers
Charlotte is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
Orlando is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee is out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic Betting Picks
The Charlotte Hornets despite their complete lineup is seen as the underdogs by Online Sports Betting against the Orlando Magic. Even with Cody Zeller back, matching up with Nikola Vucevic will be a tough stretch for the Magic and that gives Fournier to operate better from the outside.
Moneyline: The Hornets as the underdogs are +105 if they manage to win. Magic is given a -125.
ATS: It is 3.5 points on the ATS for this matchup with the Hornets getting the +3.5 while the Magic are -3.5.
TOTALs: The total for both teams to reach is at 214.5 with the Magic going under and the Hornets are over.
Score Prediction: 109 – 102, Magic