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Orlando Magic vs Charlotte Bobcats in NBA odds tilt

Charlotte BobcatsOrlando Magic
Jan 18, 7:00 PM | Amway Center

Charlotte Bobcats vs Orlando Magic Odds

9-29TEAM RECORD14-24

The Magic hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Bobcats pay a visit to Amway Center in NBA betting action.

The Magic bring a 14-24 record (21-17 ATS) to the battle against the 9-29 Bobcats, who are 14-24 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Orlando go 20-17-1 so far and the Bobcats go 19-18-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Orlando opened as 7.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 195.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 21 (Magic) and the No. 30 (Bobcats) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 95-89 result in favor of the Magic is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 12-rated squad against Charlotte's No. 22-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 17 in the league with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 5.8 per outing.

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.2 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 103-76 loser as they battled the Pacers at home. The Bobcats failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 179 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Charlotte was crushed on Tuesday, getting run out of the gym by Indiana and falling 103-76 at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Magic were a 97-86 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pacers. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (183) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Magic grabbed a 97-86 win over the Pacers on Wednesday, behind a 16-point effort from Nikola Vucevic at Amway Center.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 1-9
After a win are 5-5

A few Bobcats at Magic trends to consider:
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 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Charlotte's last 25 games when playing Orlando
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte
Orlando is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Orlando's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Orlando's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Charlotte home to Sacramento, Saturday, January 19
Orlando home to Dallas, Sunday, January 20