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Charlotte Bobcats vs Boston Celtics Odds
The Bobcats will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Celtics in Boston at TD Garden on Monday in NBA action.
Boston will face the 9-27 Bobcats, who own a 14-22 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Celtics are 17-18-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bobcats are 19-16-1 favoring the OVER.
The visitors opened this morning as 10-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 190.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Celtics sit at No. 20 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Bobcats are at No. 30 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Celtics will win this game 97-90.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 30-rated squad against Charlotte's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 28 in the league with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 5.8 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bobcats own the league's No. 28-rated mark, allowing 104.5 points per game when playing on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in scoring on their home court.
The Bobcats were a 96-88 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pacers. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (184) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Bobcats endured a 96-88 loss at the hands of the Pacers on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Ben Gordon at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 103-91 winner as they battled the Rockets at home. The Celtics covered in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 194 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Boston earned a 103-91 victory over Houston on Friday, getting 23 points from Paul Pierce at TD Garden.
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing New Orleans are 5-5
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Bobcats at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing Boston
Charlotte is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
Charlotte is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Charlotte
Charlotte home to Indiana, Tuesday, January 15
Boston home to New Orleans, Wednesday, January 16