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Bobcats visit Nets in hoops battle

Charlotte BobcatsBrooklyn Nets
April 6, 7:30 PM | Barclays Center

Charlotte Bobcats vs Brooklyn Nets Odds

18-58TEAM RECORD43-32

The Nets will try to cover the spread at Barclays Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Bobcats in basketball action.

The Nets sport records of 43-32 and 35-38-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bobcats sit at 18-58 and 27-49 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 36-39 for the Nets and 34-41-1 for the Bobcats. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Charlotte vs Brooklyn Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Brooklyn opened as 13-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 198.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Nets 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 98-87 result in favor of the Nets.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Brooklyn's No. 10-rated squad against Charlotte's No. 27-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Brooklyn rates No. 9 in the league with 7.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 5.7 per outing.

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.7 points per game. Brooklyn, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were an 89-79 loser as they battled the Heat at home. The Bobcats failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 168 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Bobcats to victory (they lost 89-79 to Miami at Time Warner Cable Arena on Friday).

Brooklyn was a 92-90 loser in its last match at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 182 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Brooklyn got 30 points from Deron Williams en route to a 92-90 loss at the hands of Brooklyn on Thursday at Barclays Center.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bobcats at Nets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Charlotte's last 23 games on the road
Charlotte is 7-16 ATS in its last 23 games
Brooklyn is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Brooklyn's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte

Next up:
Charlotte at Memphis, Tuesday, April 9
Brooklyn home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 9