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Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Bobcats in NBA odds tilt

Charlotte BobcatsBoston Celtics
3-4November 13, 2013, 07:30 | TD Garden4-4



The Boston Celtics host Charlotte on Wednesday, looking to build on their 4-4 mark against the 3-4 Bobcats in NBA action at TD Garden.

Boston will face the 3-4 Bobcats, who own a 3-3-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Celtics are 3-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bobcats are 4-3 favoring the OVER.

View Charlotte Bobcats vs Boston Celtics Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Bobcats before tip-off in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 192.5 at TopBet.

The Celtics - Bobcats odds would favor the Celtics if the lines were set according to power ranks. Boston is rated No. 27 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bobcats sit at No. 30. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 88-83 win for the Celtics.

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In their last action, Charlotte was a 103-94 loser at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Bobcats endured a 103-94 loss at the hands of the Hawks on Monday, despite a 19-point effort from Josh McRoberts at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 120-105 winner as they battled the Magic at home. The Celtics covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 225 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Avery Bradley scored 24 points leading the Celtics to a 120-105 victory over Orlando at TD Garden on Monday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bobcats rank No. 23 in the league with 40.57 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 26-ranked team at 5.12 per game, while the Bobcats rate No. 28 with 4.29 per contest.

A few Bobcats at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games
Charlotte is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Charlotte is 1-16 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games on the road
Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 14 games
Boston is 16-8 ATS in its last 24 games at home


Next up:
Charlotte at Cleveland, Friday, November 15th
Boston home to Portland, Friday, November 15th

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