Hornets vs. Magic Who Will Win? Betting Prediction, Odds, Line, and Picks- November 14 | 2022-23 NBA Regular Season

Can LaMelo Ball lead the Hornets to an upset victory over the Orlando Magic?
Can LaMelo Ball lead the Hornets to an upset victory over the Orlando Magic?

The (3-11) Charlotte Hornets will attempt to turn their season around as they face another franchise establishing an identity in the (4-9) Orlando Magic.

The Hornets get somewhat of a pass given that the face of their franchise, LaMelo Ball, missed the first 13 games of the regular season. Ball is back on the court, and his presence provides a spark for the team and opens up plenty of opportunities for his teammates. For the Magic, it is all about the sensational rookie phenom Paolo Banchero. Banchero has been better than advertised in early season.

Charlotte Hornets+1 (-110)O 224.5 (-110)
Orlando Magic-1 (-110)U 224.5 (-110)

The Hornets have missed LaMelo Ball on the offensive end of the court. Ball can stroke it from deep, but his drive and kick ability frees up shots for others around him. Expect the Hornets' offense to flow much smoother now that Ball has returned.

Terry Rozier has been the leader of the franchise in Ball's absence. Rozier leads the team in scoring with 22 points a night, adding five rebounds and five assists as well.

Kelly Oubre Jr. is arguably the most consistent contributor for the Hornets. Oubre is averaging over 18 points per game.

Oddly enough, the Orlando Magic have been more balanced than you would think for a team that is 4-9. Paolo Banchero is a walking bucket averaging close to 24 points per game as a rookie. Banchero is rapidly becoming one of the most prolific scorers in the game.

Franz Wagner has been a revelation for the Magic. Wagner averages 18 points, four rebounds, and four assists per game.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic Match Details

Fixture: Charlotte Hornets @ Orlando Magic

Date and Time: Monday, November 14, 7:00 PM ET

Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida

Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic Best Pick:

With LaMelo Ball back in the fold, Terry Rozier doesn't have to carry as much of the offensive load by himself. Rozier benefits from Ball as the defense naturally gravitates towards the latter. Rozier has more open opportunities to get his shot or drive the lane. Expect this game to be a high-scoring affair and take the Over.

Terry Rozier; Pts: Over 21.5

Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic Final Prediction

For two teams going nowhere, this one should be wildly fascinating. I can't wait to see Paolo Banchero and LaMelo Ball go head-to-head. Two rising stars in the NBA face off for the first time. Ball makes all the difference for the Hornets, and I'll take them to win outright in this spot.

Charlotte Hornets +1 (-110) (O/U 224.5, -110)

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