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Bobcats home to Cavaliers in NBA betting action

Cleveland CavaliersCharlotte Bobcats
Jan 16, 2:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

5-6TEAM RECORD3-10

Charlotte looks to cover the Bobcats-Cavaliers pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 3-10 mark when they host Cleveland in NBA action.

The Bobcats sport records of 3-10 and 5-8 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Cavaliers sit at 5-6 and 7-4 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-6 for the Bobcats and 5-6 for the Cavaliers.

View Cleveland vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Bobcats in this one, they're listed as 2.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 194.5 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bobcats - Cavaliers odds would favor the Cavaliers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Charlotte is rated No. 28 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Cavaliers sit at No. 22. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-85 win for the Cavaliers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charlotte's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 91 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 19 at 95.5 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 42.7% so far, less than the Cavaliers shooters have achieved on the year, 43% per game.

Defensively, the Cavaliers feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.5 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.

The Cavaliers were a 97-92 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lakers. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (189) made winners of OVER bettors. The Cavaliers endured a 97-92 loss at the hands of the Lakers on Friday, despite a 21-point effort from Kyrie Irving at STAPLES Center.

The Bobcats were a 112-100 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Warriors. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (212) made winners of OVER bettors. The Warriors were burned for 26 points by Gerald Henderson on Saturday as the Bobcats picked up a 112-100 win at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Orlando are 3-7
After playing Golden State are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Cavaliers at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road
Cleveland is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Charlotte is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Charlotte is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland home to Golden State, Tuesday, January 17
Charlotte at Orlando, Tuesday, January 17

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