Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Bobcats try to run the 76ers off the court at Time Warner Cable Arena in pro hoops action.
The Bobcats sport records of 7-7 and 7-7 ATS heading into this matchup, while the 76ers sit at 9-6 and 7-8 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-7 for the Bobcats and 8-7 for the 76ers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The visitors opened this morning as 4-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 188 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 28-rated Bobcats and the No. 22-ranked 76ers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 94-90 result in favor of the 76ers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Charlotte's No. 21-ranked offense (94.7 PPG) against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 7 at 93.7 PPG. The Bobcats have averaged 40.7% from the field per game, less than the 76ers have managed so far this season (42.5% on average).
Defensively, the 76ers feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, giving up 87.4 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Philadelphia was a 100-98 winner at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (198) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The 76ers grabbed a 100-98 win over the Mavericks on Tuesday, behind a 22-point effort from Evan Turner at Wells Fargo Center.
Charlotte lost its last outing, a 94-91 result against the Hawks on November 28. The Bobcats covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 185 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Bobcats wasted a 26-point performance from Ben Gordon as Atlanta ran past them 94-91 on Wednesday at Philips Arena.
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Portland are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few 76ers at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Charlotte's last 9 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Charlotte is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Charlotte's last 16 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games
Philadelphia at Chicago, Saturday, December 1
Charlotte home to Portland, Monday, December 3