Orlando Magic at Charlotte Hornets (Feb. 3, 2020): How to Watch, Odds and Prediction

The Orlando Magic completed their season-long road trip with successes and failures and more understanding of what they can do. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
The Orlando Magic completed their season-long road trip with successes and failures and more understanding of what they can do. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Orlando Magic hit the road to face the Charlotte Hornets as they try to stop a five-game skid and right the ship to begin their run to the All-Star Break.

Orlando Magic (21-28) vs. Charlotte Hornets (16-33)


7 p.m./FOX Sports Florida




$6-$351 on StubHub

2020 Season Series:

Magic 106, Hornets 83

in Charlotte on Jan. 20; Tonight in Charlotte; March 15 in Orlando; April 1 in Orlando

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OMD Prediction

The Orlando Magic were not happy with how they played against the Miami Heat. The offense simply betrayed them and they could not keep up with a playoff-caliber team. The team was thrilled with its defense though. It was largely good enough to win. The offense just did not work. The Magic will get an easier time with the Hornets. They will not put up the same kind of resistance. It might be what the team needs to build confidence. If Orlando can defend the 3-point line, the team should be able to win.

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1) The Orlando Magic could seek out plenty of opportunity at the trade deadline, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel writes.

2) The Orlando Magic seem to be staring at their ceiling and their future is coming into focus at this week’s deadline.

3) Luke Duffy of Hoops Habit examines three scoring options the Orlando Magic could pursue at the trade deadline.

4) Markelle Fultz is about to reach an important milestone — his 82nd career game. Josh Robbins of The Athletic details the journey so far and what lies ahead.

5) Markelle Fultz’s toughness and perspective are vitally important for the Orlando Magic during this rough five-game losing streak, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com writes.

6) The Orlando Magic are still hunting for their pace midway through the season, struggling to find the buzz word they spoke about all preseason.

7) Jonathan Isaac’s absence is present as the Orlando Magic continue to struggle, Spencer Henderson writes.

8) The Orlando Magic need to get Aaron Gordon right if they want to right the ship for this season.

9) Khem Birch is at the center of the biggest lineup debate for the Orlando Magic, but teammates love playing with him and treasure their “silent assassin.”

10) The Charlotte Hornets have spread playing time to a lot of young players, except for two-way player Jalen McDaniels. It is time to remedy that, Chase Whitney of At The Hive writes.

11) The Orlando Magic turn their attention to the Charlotte Hornets, the last team they beat, as they try to right the ship, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel writes.

12) Despite their offensive struggles, the Orlando Magic still hang their hat on defense, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com writes.

13) Giovanni Spillman of Swarm and Sting looks at whether the Charlotte Hornets could be players for Clint Capela.

14) Aaron Gordon appears slated to participate in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, but skipping it would be more beneficial to him and the Orlando Magic.

15) Mike Ferguson of Orlando Pinstriped Post continues their Kobe Bryant retrospective looking at the Orlando Magic’s meeting with Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2009 Finals.

16) Orlando Magic players were touched by the Los Angeles Lakers’ tribute to Kobe Bryant on Friday, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com writes.