Bobcats open as NBA underdog vs Trail Blazers
Charlotte Bobcats vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds
Rose Garden will feature Trail Blazers vs. Bobcats action on Monday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
The Trail Blazers sit at 27-31 (26-30-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bobcats are currently 13-46 (20-39 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Portland is 31-27 OU, and Charlotte is 25-33-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 22-rated Trail Blazers and the No. 30-ranked Bobcats, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 96-88 result in favor of the Trail Blazers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 16-ranked offense (97.2 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 28 at 103 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 44.3% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (41.8% on average).
Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.5 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Charlotte was a 119-83 loser on the road against the Kings. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (202) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Charlotte was crushed on Sunday, getting run out of the gym by Sacramento and falling 119-83 at Power Balance Pavilion.
Last time out for Portland, they were a 109-94 winner as they battled the Timberwolves at home. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as an 8-point favorite, while 203 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Trail Blazers grabbed a 109-94 win over the Timberwolves on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Damian Lillard at Rose Garden.
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing Brooklyn are 1-9
After playing Sacramento are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Bobcats at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Charlotte's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 7 games at home
Portland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Portland's last 12 games
Charlotte home to Brooklyn, Wednesday, March 6
Portland at Memphis, Wednesday, March 6