Orlando Magic at Phoenix Suns (Jan. 10, 2020): How to Watch, Odds and Prediction

Evan Fournier has continued to put up solid scoring numbers to lead the Orlando Magic. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Evan Fournier has continued to put up solid scoring numbers to lead the Orlando Magic. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Orlando Magic start their season-long six-game road trip against the Phoenix Suns as they face more injury questions from the outset.

Orlando Magic (18-20) vs. Phoenix Suns (14-23)


9 p.m./FOX Sports Florida




$10-$658 on StubHub

2020 Season Series:

Magic 128, Suns 114

in Orlando on Dec. 4; Tonight in Phoenix

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OMD Prediction

The Orlando Magic arrived in Phoenix and promptly announced D.J. Augustin was doubtful with a left knee contusion and Aaron Gordon is questionable with calf soreness once again. It has been a snake-bit season for Orlando. Whenever it seems like the Magic are gaining momentum something slows them down. This is a team that Orlando might be able to get away with it. The Suns are struggling right now even as they re-integrate Deandre Ayton to the lineup. Phoenix is playing big and they have little bench and no point guard outside Ricky Rubio at the moment. The question is whether the Magic score enough to win. And which terrible bench wins.

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1) The Orlando Magic are staking their place in the Eastern Conference playoff race as they built some momentum during a four-game homestand.

2) The Orlando Magic’s defense is quickly back to an elite level.

3) The Orlando Magic hope to carry their momentum on the road for their longest road trip of the year, Luis Torres of the Orlando Sentinel writes. The Orlando Magic will need their stifling defense to do so on the road, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com writes.

4) How Markelle Fultz has reclaimed his career, from Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.

5) The Orlando Magic has had some bad play in January’s past. The team hopes this year is different as they already have four wins this month, Josh Robbins of The Athletic writes.

6) The Orlando Magic’s point guards are key to setting the team’s pace and getting the Magic on the attack.

7) The Phoenix Suns need Deandre Ayton to grow up. . . and fast, the Arizona Republic writes.

8) The Phoenix Suns understood this would be a year of learning and so their focus is in growing the team for the long-term, Dave King of Bright Side of the Sun writes.

9) Evan Fournier’s role as the Orlando Magic’s “quarterback” may not be ideal, but he is dragging the Magic into the playoffs offensively and deserves more attention, John Hollinger of The Athletic writes.

10) Al-Farouq Aminu is likely done for the season after undergoing surgery to repair his torn meniscus in his right knee.

11) The Phoenix Suns’ decision to start Arron Baynes has them playing an old school style and holding the team back, Kyle Manthe of Valley of the Suns writes.

12) Kelly Oubre Jr. is the Phoenix Suns’ MVP so far, Omar Cordero of Valley of the Suns writes.

13) Phoenix Suns rookie Cam Johnson is focused on ending his shooting slump, Duane Rankin of the Arizona Republic writes.

14) Wesley Iwundu’s return to the rotation has helped boost the Orlando Magic’s defense.

15) Five paths and options the Orlando Magic could pursue to add to their power forward depth.

16) Rex Chapman’s miracle heave is among the most impactful 3-pointers in Phoenix Suns history, Gina Mizell of The Athletic writes.

17) The Orlando Magic set a franchise record for points in a four-game season series, scoring 497 against the Washington Wizards this season.

18) The crew from Locked On Suns introduces us to the Draft Class of 2020.