Charlotte Bobcats vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction 4/4/14
Orlando Magic (21-54) at Charlotte Bobcats (37-38)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Bobcats -9 -- Over/Under: 194 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Florida, SportSouth
The Charlotte Bobcats and the Orlando Magic face off on Friday in a NBA matchup.
The Charlotte Bobcats look to be comfortable as far as making the playoffs go though they haven’t clinched a spot as of yet but what seed they will be and who their opponent may be is still up in the air. The Bobcats are 22-16 at home this season, have win their last two games, and are 6-4 in their last 10. AL Jefferson leads Charlotte averaging 21.6 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Kemba Walker is averaging 17.8 points and 5.9 assists, Gerald Henderson is averaging 14.4 points, and Ramon Sessions is averaging 10.5 points. The Bobcats are averaging 96.8 points and they are shooting 44.4 percent including 35.2 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 97.4 points and their opponents are shooting 44.4 percent. The Bobcats appear to have the organization headed in the right direction.
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The Orlando Magic won’t be going to the playoffs this season as they have the third worst record in the NBA. Orlando is just 4-34 on the road this season and 2-8 in their last 10 games. Arron Affalo leads Orlando in scoring averaging 18.7 points per game. Tobias Harris is averaging 14.9 points and 7.2 rebounds, Nikola Vucevic is averaging 14.2 points and 11 rebounds, and Victor Oladipo is averaging 14.1 points. The Magic are averaging 96.9 points and they are shooting 44.4 percent including 35 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 102.2 points and their opponents are shooting 45.5 percent. The Magic should get some big help in the NBA Draft.
Charlotte is 8-2-1 against the spread in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record, 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games, and 8-2 against the spread against the Eastern Conference. Orlando is 5-2-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 5-19-2 against the spread in their last 26 road games, and 1-11-1 against the spread in their last 13 road games against a team with a winning home record. The road team has covered the point spread in 19 of the last 26 meetings of these two.
With the total on the low side I still like the under and that will be my free pick.
I also have a play on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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