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Bobcats visit Magic in hoops battle

Charlotte BobcatsOrlando Magic
April 1, 7:00 PM | Amway Center

Charlotte Bobcats vs Orlando Magic Odds

32-42TEAM RECORD47-28

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Magic try to run the Bobcats off the court at Amway Center in pro hoops action.

Supporters of the Bobcats have seen them go 32-42 and 36-36-2 ATS so far this season, while the Magic are at 47-28 and 30-43-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Magic are 29-42-4, while the Bobcats are 35-39.

View Charlotte vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Magic and the No. 25-ranked Bobcats, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 101-92 result in favor of the Magic.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Orlando's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 99.6 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 11 at 96.9 PPG. The Magic field goal percentage has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Bobcats shooters have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bobcats own the league's No. 11-rated mark, allowing 97.7 points per game when on the road. Orlando, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in home scoring.

Charlotte won its last outing, a 98-97 result against the Cavaliers on March 30. The Bobcats failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 195 combined points took the game OVER the total. Charlotte got 26 points and 11 assists from Boris Diaw en route to a 98-97 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

In their last action, Orlando was an 85-82 loser on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (167) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Magic endured an 85-82 loss at the hands of the Hawks on Wednesday, despite a 20-point effort from Jameer Nelson at Philips Arena.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bobcats at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Charlotte's last 9 games on the road
Charlotte is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Charlotte's last 11 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Orlando is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing Charlotte

Next up:
Charlotte home to Washington, Sunday, April 3
Orlando at Toronto, Sunday, April 3

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