The Orlando Magic are on the road for a clash with the Charlotte Hornets. The Magic are (21-
28), coming off a 102-89 loss to the Miami Heat. The Hornets are (16-33), after falling on the
road to the San Antonio Spurs, 114-90.
In the Magic loss to the Heat, Orlando was guided throughout the game by Nikola Vucevic.
Vucevic tallied 21 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists. The Magic connected on 40% from the
floor and 27% from 3-point range. The Magic who have relied this season on their defense due
to an inept offense, saw exactly that in this contest. The Magic did struggle defensively aroud
the perimeter, allowing Miami to connect 15 times from deep.
The Magic is 29 th in the league in scoring offense with 103.2 points per game so far, this season.
Orlando is 19 th in the league in rebounding with 44.8 boards per contest and 24 th with 22.6
assists per game this season. The Magic is first in the league in scoring defense as they allow
only 104.7 points per contest. Nikola Vucevic contributes a team-leading 18.7 points plus 11
rebounds per contest this season. Evan Fournier is second on the team with 18.6 points per
game this season. Terrence Ross (13.2 points), Markelle Fultz (11.7 points) and D.J. Augustin
(10.7 points, 4.7 assists) have contributed on the offensive end. The Magic needs more
consistency from Aaron Gordon (13.5 points, 7.1 rebounds), Al-Farouq Aminu and Jonathan
Isaac (12 points, 6.9 rebounds) in order to have success. Orlando is 30 th in the league in field
goal percentage by shooting 43 percent from the floor as a team. The Magic are tied for 26 th in
the league in threes per game as they knock down 10.4 triples per contest while the team is
28 th in three-point shooting by converting 33.2 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc.
In the Hornets loss to the Spurs, Charlotte was led offensively by Cody Zeller. Zeller secured a
double-double, finishing with 14 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists. The Hornets connected on
42% from the floor and 28% from 3-point range. Charlotte allowed the Spurs to hit 52% from
the floor. The Hornets lost the points off turnover battle, 26 to 11. Charlotte committed 17
turnovers in the loss.
Game Orlando Magic at Charlotte Hornets
Date & Time Monday February 3, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location Spectrum Center
The Line ORL -4.5 . Total 205.0 .
The Magic have lost 5 in a row and 7 of their last 8 overall, while the Hornets have been nearly
just as bad. Charlottes has lost 9 of their last 10 overall. Both offenses have struggled to get
anything done this season, as the Magic rank 29th in scoring offense, while the Hornets rank
30th. Defensively, the Magic have the best scoring defense, allowing less than 105 per contest.
Both teams have been bad over their last 10 games record wise. This game has the feeling of
the scoring getting off to a slow start. Final score prediction, Magic will win and the total goes
Pick: Under 205.0.