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Charlotte BobcatsDallas Mavericks
8-10December 03, 2013, 08:30 | American Airlines Center10-8



The visiting Bobcats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at American Airlines Center against the Mavericks.

The Bobcats will try to spoil the party on Tuesday; they are 10-7-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Mavericks are 8-9-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Charlotte is 5-12-1 on the totals; Dallas is 9-9.

View Charlotte Bobcats vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 193 at BetOnline and other shops.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 13-rated Mavericks and the No. 25-ranked Bobcats, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 91-87 result in favor of the Mavericks.

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In their last action, Charlotte was a 99-98 loser on the road against the Heat. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Kemba Walker went off for 27 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Miami defeated Charlotte, 99-98 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

In their last action, Dallas was a 112-106 loser at home against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (218) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Monta Ellis went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Minnesota defeated Dallas, 112-106 at American Airlines Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 104.5 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 2 at 91.83 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 46.55% so far, more than the Bobcats shooters have achieved on the year, 41% per game.

Next up:
Charlotte home to Philadelphia, Friday, December 6th

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