The Orlando Magic (26-37) take the court against the Charlotte Hornets (20-44) as 3.5-point favorites on Friday, March 3, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET on BSSE. The point total is 225 points for the contest.
How to bet Magic vs. Hornets
Orlando Magic vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Magic as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Magic have -162 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +139 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 225 points.
Magic vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, March 3, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSE
- Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
- Arena: Spectrum Center
Magic vs. Hornets Betting Trends
The Magic have 34 wins against the spread in 63 games this season. Orlando has won five, or 45.5%, of the 11 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Magic games this year have hit the over on 30 of 64 set point totals.
The Hornets are 27-34-3 against the spread this season. Charlotte has been the moneyline underdog 49 total times this season. Buzz City has gone 13-36 in those games. Hornets games this season have hit the over on 29 of 64 set point totals (45.3%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Wendell Carter Jr.||43||15.1||8.8||2.5||0.4||0.6||1.2|
|Kelly Oubre Jr.||39||19.8||5.2||1.1||1.5||0.4||2.2|
|Dennis Smith Jr.||42||8.5||2.8||4.5||1.4||0.5||0.4|
Magic vs. Hornets Injury Report
Hornets: Cody Martin: Out (Knee), P.J. Washington: Doubtful (Foot), LaMelo Ball: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Orlando Magic
While Orlando ranks in the bottom five in the NBA in points per game with 110.7 (third-worst), it ranks 17th in the league with 113.7 points allowed per contest. The Magic are scoring 113.2 points per game at home. In away games, they are averaging 108.4 points per contest. The Magic have seen a decrease in scoring lately, racking up 108.2 points per game in their last 10 contests, 2.5 points fewer than the 110.7 they’ve scored this season.
Orlando is making 10.6 treys per game (fourth-worst in NBA), and it owns a 34.6% three-point percentage (23rd-ranked). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Magic have taken 64.1% two-pointers (accounting for 73.5% of the team’s buckets) and 35.9% three-pointers (26.5%).
What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets
In 2022-23, Charlotte is 23rd in the NBA offensively (112.3 points scored per game) and fourth-worst defensively (118.2 points conceded). In 2022-23 the Hornets are scoring 2.1 fewer points per game at home (111.2) than on the road (113.3). In their previous 10 games, the Hornets are putting up 113.9 points per game, 1.6 more than their season average (112.3).
Charlotte is 22nd in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.8 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (32.7%). In 2022-23, the Hornets have taken 64.2% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 35.8% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 74.2% of the Hornets’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 25.8% have been 3-pointers.
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