Charlotte Bobcats vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
Quicken Loans Arena features an NBA battle between the host Cleveland Cavaliers and the visiting Charlotte Bobcats in betting action on Wednesday.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Cavaliers are 14-34 so far on the season, and 23-25 ATS vs. the number. The Bobcats, meanwhile, are 11-36 and 18-29 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland go 26-22 and the Bobcats go 22-24-1 on the totals.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Bobcats listed as 6-point underdogs earlier at SBG Global. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 200.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 27-rated Cavaliers and the No. 30-rated Bobcats in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 93-90 win for the Cavaliers on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 16-ranked offense (96 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 28 at 103 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 42.4% from the field per game, almost the same as the Bobcats have managed so far this season (42.4% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bobcats own the league's No. 26-rated mark, allowing 103.4 points per game when playing on the road. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring on their home court.
The Bobcats were a 99-94 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They covered the 14-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (193) made winners of UNDER bettors. Charlotte got 18 points from Ramon Sessions but lost anyway 99-94 against the Heat on Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Cavaliers were a 115-110 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Thunder. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (225) made winners of OVER bettors. The Cavaliers got a 35-point performance from Kyrie Irving as Cleveland handed Oklahoma City a 115-110 defeat on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
Cleveland Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Orlando are 3-7
After playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
A few Bobcats at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Charlotte's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Cleveland is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Charlotte home to LA Lakers, Friday, February 8
Cleveland home to Orlando, Friday, February 8