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New Orleans PelicansCharlotte Bobcats
23-30February 21, 2014, 07:00 | Time Warner Cable Arena25-30



The Bobcats will be trying to slam the Pelicans on Friday when the teams tip off at Time Warner Cable Arena in NBA betting action.

Supporters of the Pelicans have seen them go 23-30 and 23-27-3 ATS so far this season, while the Bobcats are at 25-30 and 31-23-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bobcats are 26-27-2, while the Pelicans are 26-27.

View New Orleans Pelicans vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds and Stats.

The Bobcats were listed as a -3.5-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 191.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

This game pits the Bobcats, currently No. 26 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pelicans, who rate No. 23 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 91-89 victory for the Bobcats.

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In their last action, New Orleans was a 98-91 loser at home against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Eric Gordon scored 28 points for New Orleans on Wednesday, but the Knicks managed a 98-91 victory over the Pelicans at New Orleans Arena.

In their last action, Charlotte was a 116-98 winner at home against the Pistons. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (214) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Pistons were burned for 29 points by Al Jefferson on Wednesday as the Bobcats picked up a 116-98 win at Time Warner Cable Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Charlotte's No. 25-ranked offense (95.35 PPG) against a Pelicans defense that ranks No. 16 at 101.13 PPG. The Bobcats have averaged 43.93% from the field per game, less than the Pelicans have managed so far this season (45.64% on average).

A few Pelicans at Bobcats trends to consider:
New Orleans is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of New Orleans's last 23 games
New Orleans is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
New Orleans is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Charlotte is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Charlotte is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games
Charlotte is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
New Orleans at Washington, Saturday, February 22nd
Charlotte home to Memphis, Saturday, February 22nd

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