Free Betting Pick: Orlando Magic vs. Charlotte Bobcats
- Updated: April 4, 2014
Time: 7 PM EST Friday April 4, 2014, TSOH
Location: Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
The Charlotte Bobcats host the Orlando Magic in an Eastern Conference match up.
In their last games: The Bobcats beat the Philadelphia 76ers 123-93 and the Magic lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-98.
In their win over the 76ers Al Jefferson had 25 points and 10 rebounds and as a team Charlotte shot 53.2% from the floor.
In their loss to the Cavs the Magic were down 23 points at halftime and they played poor defense in the game allowing Cleveland to shoot a FG% of 57.7%.
The Magic have won 2 of 3 against the Bobcats this season with the most recent being a 110-105 OT win in Orlando.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
In the last 8 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over 6 times.
The Bobcats are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against the Magic.
The Bobcats have won 2 in a row and are 6-4 in their last 10 games and the Magic have lost 2 straight and are 2-8 in their last 10 games.
The Bobcats have won 11 of their last 13 home games.
Point Spread: Charlotte -10
Total Line: 193.5
Money Line: Magic +415/ Bobcats -600
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Orlando Magic: 21-54 SU 31-41-3 ATS
Charlotte Bobcats: 37-38 SU 43-29-3 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• ORL is 5-19-2 ATS in their last 26 road games.
• ORL is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss.
• ORL has an Under record of 23-6 in their last 29 road games.
• CHA is 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 home games.
• CHA is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
• CHA has an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Orlando Magic: 83.38
Charlotte Bobcats: 90.20
Key Player Injuries
No injuries to report at this time.
[F] 04/02/2014 – Josh McRoberts “?” Friday vs. Orlando ( Ankle )
[G] 12/21/2013 – Jeffery Taylor out for season ( Achilles )
[C] 10/25/2013 – Brendan Haywood out indefinitely ( Foot )
Free Betting Pick:
I hate to lay 10, but everyone is scoring on the Magic and the Bobcats do play solid defense at home. Charlotte can still improve their playoff position and should want to show Orlando who is boss after losing to them last week in OT.
Take the Charlotte Bobcats -10