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Washington WizardsCharlotte Bobcats
Jan 28, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Washington Wizards vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

3-16TEAM RECORD3-17

The Charlotte Bobcats host Washington on Saturday, looking to build on their 3-17 mark against the 3-16 Wizards in NBA action at Time Warner Cable Arena.

This season the Bobcats are 3-17 overall and 7-13 ATS against the number, while the Wizards are 3-16 and 6-13 ATS. As for the totals, Charlotte is 9-11 on the OU, and Washington is 7-12.

View Washington vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bobcats are listed as 1-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 186.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 29 (Bobcats) and the No. 28 (Wizards) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 84-82 result in favor of the Wizards is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charlotte's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 88.4 PPG, against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 25 at 98.2 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 42.4% so far, more than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 41.5% per game.

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.2 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

Washington lost its last outing, a 103-76 result against the Rockets on January 27. The Wizards failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog, while the 179 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Washington was run off the court by the Rockets on Friday as Houston blasted them 103-76 at Toyota Center.

In their last action, Charlotte was an 89-72 loser on the road against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (161) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Charlotte suffered an 89-72 loss against Philadelphia on Friday, getting 14 points from Kemba Walker in a losing effort at Wells Fargo Center.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Chicago are 3-7
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 1-9

A few Wizards at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games
Charlotte is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Charlotte's last 11 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington home to Chicago, Monday, January 30
Charlotte at LA Lakers, Tuesday, January 31

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