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Bucks open as NBA underdog vs Bobcats

Charlotte BobcatsMilwaukee Bucks
32-34March 16, 2014, 01:00 | Bradley Center13-53



The Bucks will be trying to slam the Bobcats on Sunday when the teams tip off at Bradley Center in NBA betting action.

The Bucks bring a 13-53 record (29-36-1 ATS) to the battle against the 32-34 Bobcats, who are 37-27-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Milwaukee go 37-29 so far and the Bobcats go 31-33-2. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Charlotte Bobcats vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Bucks installed as 5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 198.5.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 28-rated Bucks and the No. 20-rated Bobcats in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 89-83 win for the Bobcats on Sunday.

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In their last action, Charlotte was a 105-93 winner at home against the Timberwolves. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (198) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Charlotte got 25 points and 16 rebounds from Al Jefferson en route to a 105-93 victory over Minnesota on Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Milwaukee was a 115-94 loser in its last match on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 209 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee was run off the court by the Knicks on Saturday as New York blasted them 115-94 at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bobcats rank No. 22 in the league with 42 per game. That compares with Milwaukee’s No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Milwaukee is the NBA’s No. 18-ranked team at 7.14 per game, while the Bobcats rate No. 27 with 5.98 per contest.

Next up:
Charlotte home to Atlanta, Monday, March 17th
Milwaukee at Portland, Tuesday, March 18th

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