Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Celtics travelling to Charlotte Monday to face the Bobcats on Monday.
The Celtics will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 22-25-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Bobcats are 18-32 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Boston is 25-24-1 on the totals; Charlotte is 23-26-1.
Bettors looking to side with the Bobcats in this one found them as 6-point underdogs earlier at , while the total had been sitting in the area of 194 at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Bobcats and the No. 16-ranked Celtics, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 98-89 result in favor of the Celtics.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Charlotte's No. 24-ranked offense (94.1 PPG) against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 10 at 96.4 PPG. The Bobcats have averaged 42.3% from the field per game, less than the Celtics have managed so far this season (46% on average).
Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.6 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Boston was a 118-114 winner at home against the Nuggets. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (232) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Celtics got a 27-point performance from Paul Pierce, who added 14 rebounds as Boston ran past Denver 118-114 on Sunday at TD Garden.
The Bobcats were an 87-76 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (163) made winners of UNDER bettors. Charlotte suffered an 87-76 loss against Philadelphia on Saturday, getting 20 points from Ramon Sessions in a losing effort at Wells Fargo Center.
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 4-6
After playing Denver are 7-3
After a win are 9-1
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
A few Celtics at Bobcats trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games at home
Charlotte is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
Boston home to Chicago, Wednesday, February 13
Charlotte at Indiana, Wednesday, February 13