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Orlando MagicCharlotte Bobcats
March 6, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

25-14TEAM RECORD4-31

The Bobcats hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Tuesday as the Magic pay a visit to Time Warner Cable Arena in NBA betting action.

Supporters of the Magic have seen them go 25-14 and 21-18 ATS so far this season, while the Bobcats are at 4-31 and 12-23 ATS. In totals betting, the Bobcats are 16-18-1, while the Magic are 19-19-1.

View Orlando vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Charlotte opened as 9.5-point underdogs, while the NBA total was set at 189 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

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. 12 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Magic will win this game 96-79.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Charlotte's No. 28-rated squad against Orlando's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Charlotte rates No. 26 in the league with 4.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 10.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 90.4 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

Orlando won its last outing, a 92-88 result against the Raptors on March 5. The Magic failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 180 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Dwight Howard poured in 36 points for Orlando on Monday, as they defeated Toronto 92-88 at Air Canada Centre.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 104-101 loser as they battled the Nets at home. The Bobcats covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 205 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Corey Maggette scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Bobcats to victory (they lost 104-101 to New Jersey at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sunday).

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 9-1
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 2-8
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

A few Magic at Bobcats trends to consider:
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing Charlotte
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Charlotte's last 11 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games at home
Charlotte is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Orlando

Next up:
Orlando at Chicago, Thursday, March 8
Charlotte home to Utah, Wednesday, March 7