Orlando Magic vs. Utah Jazz (Jan. 4, 2020): How to Watch, Odds and Prediction

Evan Fournier missed several open shots down the stretch that cost the Orlando Magic against the Utah Jazz. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
Evan Fournier missed several open shots down the stretch that cost the Orlando Magic against the Utah Jazz. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Orlando Magic go right back to action as they take on the streaking Utah Jazz at the Amway Center following the team’s big win Friday over the Miami Heat.

Utah Jazz (22-12) vs. Orlando Magic (16-19)


7 p.m./FOX Sports Florida




$19-$390 on StubHub

2020 Season Series:

Jazz 109, Magic 102

in Salt Lake City on Dec. 17; Tonight in Orlando

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OMD Prediction

The Utah Jazz have been on a tear. Really since the Utah Jazz held on to defeat the Orlando Magic in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago. Utah has won nine of the last 10 games. This is a team that is rediscovering its defensive identity. Donovan Mitchell should be an All-Star this year and Rudy Gobert is making waves to join him. And Orlando has never been able to defend Bojan Bogdanovic. The Magic are playing really well and confidently right now too. They will have to find a way to score again. Utah will go through its share of droughts when the second unit comes in too. This should be a close game, but that is also Utah’s specialty.

104. 38. Prediction. 105. 118

1) Terrence Ross caught fire in the second quarter and the Orlando Magic defense did the rest in the fourth quarter as they defeated the Miami Heat.

2) Jonathan Isaac remains upbeat after his diagnosis of a major knee injury that will keep him out for at least two months, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Isaac vows to return better than ever as the Magic now have to find their way without him, Josh Robbins of The Athletic writes.

3) Lucas Seehafer of The Step Back dives deeper into what Jonathan Isaac’s knee injury actually means.

4) The Orlando Magic’s defense is nearing a breakthrough stringing together some fantastic performances lately. It was a historic defensive effort in the fourth quarter that led the Orlando Magic to a win over the Miami Heat, Zach Oliver of Orlando Pinstriped Post writes.

5) Even without Jonathan Isaac, the Orlando Magic should still be a playoff team in the Eastern Conference.

6) Markelle Fultz is starting to figure out how to attack and how to find success in the league and his growth looks similar to De’Aaron Fox. . . or to Elfrid Payton, Ian Levy of Nylon Calculus writes.

7) The Utah Jazz have won nine of their past 10 games, but they still very much need Mike Conley, James Hansen of SLC Dunk writes.

8) Rudy Gobert made an All-Star statement in Wednesday’s win over the Chicago Bulls. He aims to be back in Chicago in February, Eric Woodyard of ESPN.com writes.

9) Tony Bradley has leaped over Ed Davis in the Utah Jazz’s rotation, but that has not stopped Davis from remaining a mentor for the young big man, Andy Larsen and Eric Walden of the Salt Lake Tribune write.

10) Injuries are at the root of the Orlando Magic’s early-season struggles and slow start.

11) The Orlando Magic’s resolve is getting tested and so far they are passing.

12) Spencer Henderson lists three New Year’s Resolutions for the Orlando Magic.

13) Dwight Howard defined the 2020s for the Orlando Magic.

14) Lucas Miller of The J Notes profiles G-League standout Rayjon Tucker and how he might help the Utah Jazz.