NBA Matchups  >>  Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic Preview 01/18/2013

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The division rival Charlotte Bobcats and Orlando Magic are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at Amway Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Magic listed as 7½-point favorites versus the Bobcats, while the game's total is sitting at 195½.
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.
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.
Charlotte:
Team record: 9-29 SU, 14-24 ATS
Current streak: lost 5 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of last 25 games when playing Orlando

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:
Team record: 14-24 SU, 21-17 ATS

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte
is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 11 of last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games at home

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


NEXT UP:
Charlotte home to Sacramento, Saturday, January 19
Orlando home to Dallas, Sunday, January 20