Magic vs. Hornets Prediction & Odds
The Magic will visit the Hornets at 7:00 p.m. ET and given how profitable the play has been in previous meetings between these two teams, is the under the wise play when it comes to this matchup?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
547 Orlando Magic (-3.5) at 548 Charlotte Hornets (+3.5); o/u 229.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Friday, March 3, 2023
Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
Magic vs. Hornets Public Betting Information
The public favors the Pelicans in this game. Our NBA Public Betting Information page shows that 61% of public bets are on Magic in this contest. Do note that those numbers are subject to change and could be different once tipoff rolls around.
Orlando Magic DFS Spin
Cole Anthony accounted for 28 points (10-of-16 FGs, 5-of-7 FTs), seven rebounds, four assists, and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes during Wednesday's 139-117 loss to the Bucks. Anthony established a new season high with 28 points, and this was only his sixth game of the season with 20 points or more. While the shooting can be inconsistent, Anthony is worth rostering in deeper leagues. He's providing 12th-round value in 9-cat formats over the last two weeks and is rostered in 46% of Yahoo leagues. And Friday's game against the shorthanded Hornets has the potential to be a big one for Anthony, even if he's still coming off the bench.
Charlotte Hornets DFS Spin
Kelly Oubre made his return to the starting lineup on Wednesday and finished with 26 points (9-for-24 FGs), nine rebounds, one assist, one block and three 3-pointers in a 105-91 loss to Phoenix. In their first game with LaMelo Ball confirmed out for the rest of the season, Oubre returned to the starting lineup. He started off slow, but he shot the ball much better towards the end of the game and ended up leading the team in scoring. Oubre has averaged a career-high in points this season and provided top-100 value, largely because of his work when LaMelo Ball missed time earlier in the season. Oubre will start the rest of the year, which means he should get back to top tier production.
Magic vs. Hornets NBA Betting Trends
Magic are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Charlotte
Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall
Magic are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 road games
Hornets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall
Magic vs. Hornets NBA Prediction:
The under is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams. The under is also 36-16-1 in the Hornets’ last 53 home games, is 5-0 in their last five games overall and is 10-1 in their last 11 games when their opponent allowed 100 points or more in their previous game. On the other side, the under is 8-2 in the Magic’s last 10 games overall, is 7-1 in their last eight games playing on one day of rest and is 13-3 in their last 16 games following loss of more than 10 points.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: MAGIC/HORNETS UNDER 229.5