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Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds
The Bobcats will be trying to slam the Bucks on Saturday when the teams tip off at Time Warner Cable Arena in NBA betting action.
This season the Bobcats are 18-61 overall and 28-51 ATS against the number, while the Bucks are 37-42 and 34-44-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Charlotte is 36-42-1 on the OU, and Milwaukee is 40-39.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bobcats at No. 30 and the Bucks at No. 13 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 97-89 result in favor of the Bucks.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charlotte's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 93.1 PPG, against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 20 at 100.4 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 42.1% so far, less than the Bucks shooters have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.
Defensively, the Bucks feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, giving up 100 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 109-104 loser as they battled the Hawks on the road. The Bucks covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 213 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Milwaukee got 27 points and 17 assists from Monta Ellis in a losing cause in a 109-104 loss to Atlanta on Friday at Philips Arena.
In their last action, Charlotte was a 113-93 loser on the road against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (206) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Charlotte was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Detroit and falling 113-93 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Denver are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing New York are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Bucks at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing Charlotte
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
Charlotte is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
Charlotte is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Charlotte is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games at home
Milwaukee home to Denver, Monday, April 15
Charlotte home to New York, Monday, April 15