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Portland Trail BlazersCharlotte Bobcats
Dec 3, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Portland Trail Blazers vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

7-10TEAM RECORD7-8

Portland pays a visit to Charlotte on Monday, hoping to send the Bobcats to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Trail Blazers will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 6-10-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bobcats are 7-8 ATS. Portland is 8-9 against the total, while Charlotte is 8-7 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
The Bobcats were listed as 2-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 195 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bobcats sit at No. 28 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Trail Blazers are at No. 27 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Trail Blazers will win this game 94-93.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Charlotte's No. 13-rated squad against Portland's No. 28-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Charlotte rates No. 21 in the league with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 8.2 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Trail Blazers own the league's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 100.8 points per game when playing on the road. Charlotte, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in scoring on their home court.

The Trail Blazers were a 118-117 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (235) made winners of OVER bettors. Damian Lillard scored 24 points and chipped in with 11 assists for Portland on Saturday, leading the Trail Blazers to a 118-117 victory over Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena.

In their last action, Charlotte was a 104-98 loser at home against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (202) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Ben Gordon scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Bobcats to victory (they lost 104-98 to Philadelphia at Time Warner Cable Arena on Friday).

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing New York are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Trail Blazers at Bobcats trends to consider:
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Portland's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games

Next up:
Portland at Indiana, Wednesday, December 5
Charlotte home to New York, Wednesday, December 5

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