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Bobcats face Magic: NBA odds preview

Charlotte BobcatsOrlando Magic
Feb 27, 6:00 PM | Amway Center

Charlotte Bobcats vs Orlando Magic Odds

26-32TEAM RECORD37-22

The Magic will be trying to slam the Bobcats on Sunday when the teams tip off at Amway Center in NBA betting action.

The Bobcats will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 29-27-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Magic are 26-31-2 ATS. Charlotte is 29-29 on the totals; Orlando is 24-31-4.

View Charlotte vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bobcats are listed as 10.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 193.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Magic at No. 2 and the Bobcats at No. 24 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 102-94 result in favor of the Magic.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Orlando's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 100 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 12 at 96.7 PPG. The Magic field goal percentage has averaged 46.1% so far, more than the Bobcats shooters have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.8 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

The Bobcats were a 110-98 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They covered the 6–point spread as favorites, while the total score (208) made winners of OVER bettors. Sacramento was victimized by Stephen Jackson for 30 points as the Bobcats defeated the Kings 110-98 in NBA action on Friday.

Orlando was a 111-88 winner in its last match at home against the Thunder. They covered the 6–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 199 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Oklahoma City was run off the court by the Magic on Friday as Orlando blasted the Thunder 111-88 at Amway Center.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 1-9
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing New York are 8-2
After playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Bobcats at Magic trends to consider:
Charlotte is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Charlotte's last 17 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Charlotte's last 10 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Orlando is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Charlotte
Orlando is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando's last 8 games

Next up:
Charlotte at Denver, Wednesday, March 2
Orlando home to New York, Tuesday, March 1