New Orleans Hornets vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds
The Bobcats will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Hornets tip off at Time Warner Cable Arena on Saturday in NBA play.
Supporters of the Hornets have seen them go 6-23 and 15-14 ATS so far this season, while the Bobcats are at 7-22 and 10-19 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bobcats are 15-13-1, while the Hornets are 15-14.
For bettors going with the Bobcats in this one, they were listed earlier as 1-point favorites on the betting line at . Totals bettors have seen that number set at 189 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 25-rated Hornets taking on the No. 30-rated Bobcats in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 91-88 win for the Hornets on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charlotte's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 95.6 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 18 at 97.6 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 41.8% so far, less than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 100.5 points per game when playing on the road. Charlotte, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 104-97 loser as they battled the Raptors at home. The Hornets failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 201 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Anthony Davis scored 25 points for New Orleans on Friday, but the Raptors managed a 104-97 victory over the Hornets at New Orleans Arena.
Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 97-81 loser as they battled the Nets on the road. The Bobcats failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog, while 178 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Charlotte suffered a 97-81 loss against Brooklyn on Friday, getting 13 points from Hakim Warrick in a losing effort at Barclays Center.
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a loss are 1-9
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Brooklyn are 4-6
After a loss are 0-10
A few Hornets at Bobcats trends to consider:
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Charlotte
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games
Charlotte is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
New Orleans home to Atlanta, Tuesday, January 1
Charlotte at Chicago, Monday, December 31