NBA odds preview - Bobcats vs. Magic
Charlotte Bobcats vs Orlando Magic Odds
Charlotte pays a visit to Orlando on Tuesday, hoping to send the Magic to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Amway Center.
Orlando will face the 12-40 Bobcats, who own a 19-33 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Magic are 28-23-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bobcats are 23-28-1 favoring the OVER.
The visitors opened this morning as 6-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 202.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Magic and the No. 30-ranked Bobcats, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 92-89 result in favor of the Magic.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 24-ranked offense (94 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 27 at 102.7 PPG. The Magic have averaged 45.1% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (42.1% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bobcats own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 103.4 points per game when playing on the road. Orlando, on the other hand, rates No. 25 in scoring on their home court.
Charlotte lost its last outing, a 101-77 result against the Pacers on February 13. The Bobcats failed to cover in that game as a 11-point underdog, while the 178 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Charlotte was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Indiana and falling 101-77 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Magic were a 108-76 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (184) made winners of UNDER bettors. Orlando was run off the court by the Hawks on Wednesday as Atlanta blasted them 108-76 at Amway Center.
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Indiana are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a loss are 1-9
A few Bobcats at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Charlotte's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Charlotte is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Orlando is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Charlotte
Orlando is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Orlando's last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Orlando's last 14 games at home
Charlotte home to Detroit, Wednesday, February 20
Orlando at Dallas, Wednesday, February 20