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Houston RocketsCharlotte Bobcats
Jan 10, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Houston Rockets vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

2-6TEAM RECORD2-7

The Bobcats will try to cover the spread at Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Rockets in basketball action.

The Bobcats sit at 2-7 (4-5 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Rockets are currently 2-6 (3-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Charlotte is 5-4 OU, and Houston is 3-5 OU.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Bobcats and the No. 10-ranked Rockets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 92-88 result in favor of the Rockets.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charlotte's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 93.2 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 28 at 102.2 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 42.8% so far, less than the Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 110.2 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.

Houston lost its last outing, a 98-95 result against the Thunder on January 7. The Rockets covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 193 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Luis Scola scored 28 points for Houston on Saturday, but the Thunder managed a 98-95 victory over the Rockets at Toyota Center.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 91-87 loser as they battled the Knicks on the road. The Bobcats covered in the match as a 10.5-point underdog, while 178 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Bobcats endured a 91-87 loss at the hands of the Knicks on Monday, despite a 19-point effort from Boris Diaw at Madison Square Garden.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing New York are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Rockets at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games when playing Charlotte
Houston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Charlotte's last 8 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Charlotte's last 24 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games

Next up:
Houston at San Antonio, Wednesday, January 11
Charlotte at Atlanta, Thursday, January 12

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