Orlando Magic at Sacramento Kings (Jan. 13, 2020): How To Watch, Odds and Prediction

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The Orlando Magic hope to be a bit healthier and bounce back from a disappointing loss to start their road trip as they head to Sacramento to face the Sacramento Kings.

Orlando Magic (18-21) vs. Sacramento Kings (15-24)


10 p.m./FOX Sports Florida




$14-$476 on StubHub

2020 Season Series:

Tonight in Sacramento; March 21 in Orlando

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OMD Prediction

The Orlando Magic need to be healthy. So it was good news to hear that D.J. Augustin and Aaron Gordon both practiced Sunday. Their status will be determined Monday morning after shootaround. Orlando needs these guys on the floor. As Clifford said after practice Sunday, their organization offensively was just poor throughout the game against the Phoenix Suns. That cannot happen again and simply, the Magic need to find some easier offense. The team should sense some urgency here too. They need to get even on this road trip before the L.A. double starts. These are the kinds of games the Magic have to win. Control the Kings’ pace and get out to shooters and that could be done. But it will undoubtedly be tough.

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1) Both the Orlando Magic and Sacramento Kings have been hit hard by injuries this year. The Magic might get a few players back in Aaron Gordon and D.J. Augustin for Monday’s game, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel writes. Michael Carter-Williams has also been upgraded to questionable for Monday’s game and could be back on the court, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com writes.

2) The Sacramento Kings are going through their own injury issues as Bogdan Bogdanovic and Richaun Holmes will miss the game. But Marvin Bagley is slated to return, Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee writes.

3) John Hollinger and Dominic Fifield of The Athletic discuss the growth of injuries in the NBA and the Premier League.

4) The Orlando Magic are staking their place in the playoff race.

5) Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier and Bogdan Bogdanovic are among the names to watch as the trade deadline draws closer, Sam Amick of The Athletic writes.

6) Anthony Cardenas of A Royal Pain explores the possibility of trading Bogdan Bogdanovic for Myles Turner.

7) The Orlando Magic’s defense is starting to play at an elite level again and is helping the team regain momentum.

8) The Orlando Magic’s injury problems have been the biggest depressor of the season so far, Garrett Townsend of Orlando Pinstriped Post writes. However, their defense and their playoff positioning are trending up.

9) Markelle Fultz has been one of the biggest storylines and reasons to watch the Orlando Magic, Dan Devine of The Ringer writes.

10) Anthony Cardenas of A Royal Pain ranks the five worst losses of the Sacramento Kings’ disappointing first half of the season.

11) Josh Magette had his big moment playing meaningful minutes in Friday’s game before signing his 10-day contract on Saturday. His story is the ultimate underdog story, Josh Robbins of The Athletic writes.

12) The Orlando Magic’s focus for now with their roster is in maintaining stability. That might change as the trade deadline and the buyout market loom closer.

13) Star players have made life hard for the Orlando Magic throughout the year and struck them again Friday against the Phoenix Suns.

14) The Orlando Magic are keeping their options open by applying for a disabled players exception. They are hoping to find some roster flexibility, Mike Cali of Orlando Pinstriped Post writes.