76ers vs Bobcats Betting Preview
Charlotte Bobcats vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds
The 76ers will try to cover the spread at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Bobcats in basketball action.
The Bobcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 18-31 ATS versus the spread this season, while the 76ers are 22-26 ATS. Charlotte is 23-25-1 against the total, while Philadelphia is 25-23 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the 76ers installed as 9.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including , at 194.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 30-rated Bobcats taking on the No. 24-rated 76ers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 93-88 win for the 76ers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Philadelphia's No. 20-rated squad against Charlotte's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Philadelphia rates No. 22 in the league with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 with 5.7 per outing.
Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.2 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Charlotte was a 100-93 loser at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (193) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Bobcats got a 20-point performance from Byron Mullens, who added 12 rebounds, but Los Angeles still ran past Charlotte 100-93 on Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Philadelphia was an 88-69 loser in its last match at home against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 157 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia suffered an 88-69 loss against Indiana on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Jrue Holiday in a losing effort at Wells Fargo Center.
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 2-8
After playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Bobcats at 76ers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Charlotte is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games at home
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Charlotte
Charlotte home to Boston, Monday, February 11
Philadelphia home to LA Clippers, Monday, February 11