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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Charlotte Bobcats and the Orlando Magic meet at Amway Center.
Charlotte lost its last outing, a 95-92 result against the 76ers on January 15. The Bobcats failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 187 combined points took the game UNDER the total.
Orlando was a 128-125 loser in its last match at home against the Bulls. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 253 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Team record: 16-24 SU, 21-18-1 ATS
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 7 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games when playing Orlando
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Team record: 10-29 SU, 16-22-1 ATS
Current streak: lost 9 straight games.
is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Charlotte
is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 7 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games at home
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9
Charlotte home to Miami, Saturday, January 18
Orlando home to Boston, Sunday, January 19