Orlando Magic at Charlotte Basketball Betting

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

Basketball betting has the Orlando Magic favored at the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday.

The Magic are off to another strong start this season and they have been solid on the road as well in NBA betting.  Here are some things to consider as you look at Orlando and Charlotte in basketball betting.

Basketball betting for the Magic has them in the first half of a back-to-back as they host Cleveland tomorrow. The Magic are 12-7 all-time against the Bobcats. They are just 4-6 at Charlotte all time though but last year was good for Orlando in this series as they won all four games. The Magic have won eight of the last nine meetings overall against Charlotte.  This will be the first of four basketball betting meetings between the two teams this season.  The teams will also meet later this month and in March in Orlando. The other basketball betting contest in Charlotte will be in January.

Through the season’s first five NBA betting games, the Bobcats were giving up an average of 86.6 points per game, the third-lowest average in the NBA. Last week in basketball betting the team broke or tied many defensive records in the win over New Jersey. The Nets 68 points in the game and 27 points in the second half set new Charlotte franchise records for fewest points allowed in a game and a half.  That defense will be severely tested in this basketball betting game since Orlando has an offense that ranks in the Top 5 in the league.  Basketball betting indicates that Dwight Howard leads the Magic again and he is getting a lot of help from players like Vince Carter, Jameer Nelson and even J.J. Redick.

Charlotte has gotten off to a .500 start this season straight up but they are a sizzling 5-1 against the basketball betting pointspread. The Bobcats play superb defense and that usually keeps them in most games in NBA betting. Charlotte still can’t score many points though and that is why they struggle at times to win games straight up even though they do well in basketball betting. Gerald Wallace has been leading the team in scoring as basketball betting stats show.  Somewhat surprisingly, the Bobcats have gone over this season as much as they have gone over in NBA betting at 3-3.  This should be an interesting game on Tuesday against Orlando.

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