Bobcats take on 76ers in hoops contest
Charlotte Bobcats vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds
The visiting Bobcats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Wells Fargo Center against the 76ers.
The Bobcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 25-47 ATS versus the spread this season, while the 76ers are 35-36-1 ATS. Charlotte is 33-38-1 against the total, while Philadelphia is 37-35 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The 76ers sit at No. 23 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Bobcats are at No. 30 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the 76ers will win this game 93-87.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 28-ranked offense (92.9 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 29 at 103.1 PPG. The 76ers have averaged 44.5% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (42.1% on average).
Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.1 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Charlotte was a 111-102 loser on the road against the Knicks. They covered the 14-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (213) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Gerald Henderson was dynamite, scoring 35 points and adding 7 rebounds but New York still won, 111-102, over Charlotte on Friday at Madison Square Garden.
Philadelphia won its last outing, a 97-87 result against the Cavaliers on March 29. The 76ers covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 184 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Evan Turner scored 23 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading Philadelphia over Cleveland, 97-87, on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing New York are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
A few Bobcats at 76ers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Charlotte's last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Charlotte
Philadelphia is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Charlotte at Milwaukee, Monday, April 1
Philadelphia at Charlotte, Wednesday, April 3