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Predictions For Betting On Bobcats Magic – The Two Coldest Teams In The East Meet In Florida

Posted by Craig Parsons on 2/13/2013 6:03:54 PM

The Charlotte Bobcats and Orlando Magic both lost nine games in 10-game stretches just before the NBA All-Star break. Which team can grab a rare win in head-to-head competition?

Charlotte Bobcats @ Orlando Magic – Tuesday, February 19
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Why Charlotte Will Win

The NFL betting gurus now looking for a new point of focus over the next few months are quite likely to migrate to pro basketball. They'll find a challenging game to pick here. The calculus in this contest is simple to phrase but hard to turn into a clear conclusion: Which bad team will play worse? By this metric, Charlotte should win the game… or rather, Orlando is a better bet to lose it. Orlando lost 12 straight games before the All-Star break, allowing at least 104 points in a majority of those games (seven out of the 12).

Yet, while hemorrhaging on defense, Orlando has also shown the ability to completely crater on offense. On Feb. 4, the Magic scored just 61 points against a thoroughly mediocre and, moreover, shorthanded Philadelphia team that was (and still is) playing without star center Andrew Bynum.

The Magic also scored 76 points to a Los Angeles Clipper team that was playing without Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. No team in the NBA has been worse over the past four weeks than Orlando, and that is Charlotte's best path to victory in this game, the simplest reason to go with the Bobcats over the Magic.

Why Orlando Will Win

When football betting pundits try their hand at basketball analysis, they'll probably say that in this matchup, the ineptitude of the opponent matters more than the skill within a team's own inner circle. The Magic might be seen as better than the Bobcats, but the reality is that Charlotte is worse than Orlando – that's the reason to pick the home team in this game, which will be played in the state of Florida and not North Carolina.
Orlando might have lost 12 games before the break, but Charlotte hasn't exactly lit the world on fire, losing 10 of 12 contests and showing very little improvement from month to month. One ought to realize that Charlotte's most recent win, a 102-101 decision over Minnesota on Jan. 26, was achieved on a night when multiple Timberwolves were injured and out of the lineup. The Bobcats have more negative momentum weighing them down. Orlando's win this past Sunday over an average but hardly horrible Portland squad shows that the Magic are still playing hard for coach Jacque Vaughn and are not about to mail in the rest of the season, perhaps tanking for a draft pick. Playing at home, Orlando should be able to establish the pace it wants and use its rested players to produce a fine performance.

Who Will Win

It’s possible that Charlotte will win this game, but Orlando – a team that lost at home to Charlotte on Jan. 18 – will be motivated by the need to get revenge. The Magic will dig out a close victory here.

NBA Basketball Betting Pick: Orlando


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