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Orlando MagicCharlotte Bobcats
21-54April 04, 2014, 07:00 | Time Warner Cable Arena37-38



The Bobcats will try to cover the spread at Time Warner Cable Arena on Friday when they get a visit from the Magic in basketball action.

The Bobcats sport a record of 37-38 and 43-30-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Magic sit at 21-54 and 31-41-3 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 36-36-3 for the Bobcats and 33-42 for the Magic. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds and Stats.

Charlotte opened as -9-point Favorite at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 193 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 21-rated Magic taking on the No. 16-rated Bobcats in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 90-86 win for the Bobcats on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charlotte's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 96.81 PPG, against a Magic defense that ranks No. 18 at 102.19 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% so far, less than the Magic shooters have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.

A few Magic at Bobcats trends to consider:
Orlando is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando's last 8 games
Orlando is 3-19-2 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
Orlando is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Charlotte is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
Charlotte is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games
Charlotte is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games at home


Next up:
Orlando home to Minnesota, Saturday, April 5th
Charlotte at Cleveland, Saturday, April 5th

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