The Orlando Magic finished the month of November at 12-3, with one postponement, for an overall record of 13-4. For the month, the Magic were 8-2 at home, and 4-1 on the road. The Magic were 3-2 against teams that are currently at or above .500, and 9-1 against teams under .500. After 17 games last season, the Magic were also 13-4.
The month of December features a much tougher schedule for the Magic, starting with Wednesday night's game at Chicago, as the Magic play 16 games with ten road games and six home games. Four of those road games will be against teams currently over .500, while five of the home games will be against teams over .500. The Magic's longest road trip will be four games from the 9th to the 14th, and seven of their first eight games of the month will be on the road before closing the month with five of eight games at home.
Home: 6) Atlanta; 18) Philadelphia; 21) Dallas; 23) San Antonio (TNT); 25) Boston (ABC); 30) New York (TNT)
Road: 1) @ Chicago; 3) @ Detroit; 4) @ Milwaukee; 9) @ Portland (TNT); 10) @ Utah; 12) @ LA Clippers; 14th) @ Denver; 20) @ Atlanta; 27) @ New Jersey; 28) @ Cleveland
The Magic's game against the Bulls Wednesday will be the second game of a back-to-back. They play four other sets of back-to-backs this month, with three of the final four games of the back-to-back on the road.
Last December, the Magic went 9-4 for the month for an overall record of 23-8. This December, I predict the Magic will go 6-4 on the road and 5-1 at home for an 11-5 record, and a 24-9 record overall.