NBA Game Preview - Magic underdogs vs Bobcats at Charlotte

Orlando MagicCharlotte Bobcats
March 27, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

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Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Wednesday when the Bobcats try to run the Magic off the court at Time Warner Cable Arena in pro hoops action.

The Magic will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 32-39 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bobcats are 23-47 ATS. Orlando is 39-31-1 against the total, while Charlotte is 31-38-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Bobcats sat as 4-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 198.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bobcats sit at No. 30 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Magic are at No. 26 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Magic will win this game 91-88.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charlotte's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 93.1 PPG, against a Magic defense that ranks No. 23 at 101 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 41.9% so far, less than the Magic shooters have achieved on the year, 45% per game.

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, giving up 100 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.

The Magic were a 108-94 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Heat. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (202) made winners of OVER bettors. The Magic got a 27-point performance from Jameer Nelson, who added 12 assists, but Miami still ran past Orlando 108-94 on Monday at Amway Center.

Charlotte was a 109-77 loser in its last match on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 16-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 186 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Charlotte was crushed on Sunday, getting run out of the gym by Miami and falling 109-77 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing New York are 3-7
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Magic at Bobcats trends to consider:
Orlando is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
Orlando is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Orlando's last 13 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Charlotte's last 13 games when playing at home against Orlando
Charlotte is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games at home
Charlotte is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games at home
Charlotte is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing at home against Orlando

Next up:
Orlando home to Washington, Friday, March 29
Charlotte at New York, Friday, March 29

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