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Magic visit Bobcats in NBA clash

Orlando MagicCharlotte Bobcats
6-15December 11, 2013, 07:00 | Time Warner Cable Arena10-11

Orlando pays a visit to Charlotte on Wednesday, hoping to send the Bobcats to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Magic will try to spoil the party on Wednesday; they are 10-10-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Bobcats are 13-7-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Orlando is 10-11 on the totals; Charlotte is 6-14-1.

View Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Bobcats sat as -6-point Favorite. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 190.

The Bobcats sit at No. 25 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Magic are at No. 24 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bobcats will win this game 87-84.

The Magic were a 94-85 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They earned a push of the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (179) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Magic endured a 94-85 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Monday, despite a 19-point effort from Jameer Nelson at FedExForum.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 115-111 winner as they battled the Warriors at home. The Bobcats covered in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 226 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Golden State was victimized by Kemba Walker for 31 points as the Bobcats defeated the Warriors 115-111 in NBA action on Monday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Charlotte's No. 13-rated squad against Orlando's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Charlotte rates No. 30 in the league with 4.52 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 7.57 per outing.

A few Magic at Bobcats trends to consider:
Orlando is 5-10-1 ATS in its last 16 games
Orlando is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Orlando is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Orlando is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Charlotte
Charlotte is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Charlotte's last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games at home
Charlotte is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Orlando

Next up:
Orlando home to Cleveland, Friday, December 13th
Charlotte at Indiana, Friday, December 13th