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Charlotte Bobcats vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds
Milwaukee looks to cover the Bucks-Bobcats pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 8-9 mark when they host Charlotte in NBA action.
The Bobcats will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 8-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Bucks are 6-10-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Charlotte is 9-7-1 on the totals; Milwaukee is 7-10.
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Bucks installed as 7.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including , at 195.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Bucks and the No. 28-ranked Bobcats, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 96-93 result in favor of the Bucks.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 96.2 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 26 at 101.5 PPG. The Bucks field goal percentage has averaged 44.2% so far, more than the Bobcats shooters have achieved on the year, 41.8% per game.
Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 105.7 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 100-98 loser as they battled the Knicks at home. The Bobcats covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 198 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Charlotte got 25 points and 11 assists from Kemba Walker in a losing cause in a 100-98 loss to New York on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 110-99 result against the Spurs on December 5. The Bucks failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog, while the 209 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Bucks got a 21-point performance from Monta Ellis, who added 11 assists, but San Antonio still ran past Milwaukee 110-99 on Wednesday at AT&T Center.
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing San Antonio are 7-3
After playing New York are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Brooklyn are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Bobcats at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 9 games
Charlotte is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Charlotte is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing Charlotte
Charlotte home to San Antonio, Saturday, December 8
Milwaukee at Brooklyn, Sunday, December 9