Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Hornets 02/03/2020 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Hornets 02/03/2020 – The Orlando Magic will seek the end of their five-game losing skid on Monday as they slug it out with the equally struggling Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center. The Magic will more likely enter their second head-to-head matchup with the Hornets this season as road favorites after they opened NBA betting activities in Vegas at -3.5 across the spread early Monday morning.
Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Hornets 02/03/2020
Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Hornets 02/03/2020 Betting Odds
Orlando Magic Betting
The Magic fell to the Miami Heat twice in five days, losing 92-113 last January 27 and succumbing again to their intra-state rivals, 102-89, several days later on February 1. Orlando struggled mightily on the offensive end as they shot below 40 percent on the floor in both games. After a pedestrian 13-point, 12-rebound output in the front of Magic’s home-and-away games against the heat, Nikola Vucevic put up 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in a losing effort.
Players to Watch: Nikola Vucevic (18.7 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 3.5 APG)
Evan Fournier (18.6 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 3.4 APG)
Aaron Gordon (13.5 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 2.8 APG)
Charlotte Hornets Betting
After finally ending their longest losing skid of the season against the New York Knicks, the Hornets are back to their losing habit, bowing to the Washington Wizards, 121-107, and the San Antonio Spurs, 114-90. Devonte’ Graham, who has become a revelation for the Hornets this season, couldn’t get things going on the offensive end over the last two games. He recorded 11 points on 3-for-11 shooting vs. the Wizards and 8 points on 2-for-8 clip vs. the Spurs, though he still dished out a combined 17 assists between those games.
Players to Watch: Terry Rozier (18.0 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 4.3 APG)
Devonte’ Graham (18.0 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 7.7 APG)
Miles Bridges (12.4 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 1.8 APG)
Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Hornets 02/03/2020 Betting Numbers
Orlando are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
Charlotte are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
D.J. Augustin PG Knee is OUT 3-4 weeks
Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Hornets Betting Picks
This game is as intriguing as it gets for NBA Over/Under bettors because it will feature two of the lowest-scoring team in the NBA. The Hornets rank 29th in the league at 103 PPG, while the Hornets place 30th at 102.96.
Moneyline: Bet on the Magic at -150. Orlando’s shooting drought may finally come to an end in the Queen City since the Hornets are among the worst defensive team in the league in terms of opponents’ shooting percentage at 47.98 percent. Moreover, the Magic blasted the Hornets, 106-83 in their first meeting.
ATS: Pick the Magic to cover the 3.5-point spread. Orlando is just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games but a 23-point victory against the Hornets on January 20 gives me the confidence to bet on the road team.
TOTALs: Back the UNDER at 205 points. The Magic are allowing the fewest points per game at 104.5 points, and that’s bad news for a Hornets team that’s already struggling to get points outside their backcourt.
Score Prediction: 102 – 95 Magic