Hornets vs Magic Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Sunday, February 5, 2023

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The Charlotte Hornets (15-39) host the Orlando Magic (21-32) at Spectrum Center, tipping off at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, February 5, 2023. The Hornets are only 1.5-point favorites in the game, the third matchup between the teams this season. A 236-point over/under has been set for this matchup.

How to bet Hornets vs. Magic

Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Hornets as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Hornets have -124 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +104 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 236 points.

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Hornets vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, February 5, 2023
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSE
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Arena: Spectrum Center

Hornets vs. Magic Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Hornets are 22-30-2 this season. Charlotte has been victorious in five, or 41.7%, of the 12 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Hornets games this year have gone over the point total 27 times in 53 opportunities (50.9%).

Against the spread, the Magic are 30-21-2 this season. Orlando has won 17 of the 44 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (38.6%). The Magic have eclipsed the over/under 52.8% of the time this season (28 of 53 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Hornets

Hornets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LaMelo Ball 27 23 5.9 8.2 1.3 0.4 3.8
Terry Rozier 44 21.7 4.4 4.9 1 0.2 2.7
P.J. Washington 53 14.8 4.5 2.4 0.9 1 1.9
Gordon Hayward 28 13.6 4.4 3.5 0.8 0.3 1.1
Mason Plumlee 54 12.3 9.7 3.7 0.6 0.6 0

Magic

Magic Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Paolo Banchero 46 20.3 6.5 3.7 1 0.5 1.3
Franz Wagner 52 19.6 4.1 3.5 0.9 0.2 1.7
Wendell Carter Jr. 33 15 8.8 2.6 0.4 0.6 1.2
Markelle Fultz 32 12.3 3.8 5.5 1.5 0.4 0.4
Cole Anthony 35 12.2 4.6 4 0.7 0.5 1.1
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Hornets vs. Magic Injury Report

Magic: Chuma Okeke: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte’s offense, which ranks 25th in the league with 112 points per game, has fared better than its third-worst defense (118.6 points allowed per game). Offensively, the Hornets score 110.3 points per game when playing at home, compared to 113.3 points per game in road games. The Hornets’ offense has been less effective over their last 10 games, racking up 111.9 points a contest compared to the 112 they’ve averaged this year.

In terms of threes, Charlotte is struggling, as it ranks fifth-worst in the league in treys made (10.7 per game) and worst in three-point percentage (32.1%). Of the shots attempted by the Hornets in 2022-23, 64% of them have been two-pointers (74.4% of the team’s made baskets) and 36% have been threes (25.6%).

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What you need to know about the Orlando Magic

In 2022-23, Orlando is fourth-worst in the league on offense (111.2 points scored per game) and 18th on defense (114.5 points allowed). At home, the Magic average 114.5 points per game. On the road, they score 108.1. The Magic are putting up 115 points per game in their last 10 games, which is 3.8 more than their average for the season (111.2).

Orlando makes 10.9 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 23rd and 21st, respectively, in the league. In 2022-23, the Magic have taken 63.5% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 36.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 72.8% of the Magic’s baskets have been 2-pointers, and 27.2% have been 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this contest is the Hornets, and we expect that Magic will cover the spread (Hornets -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 236 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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