Cleveland Cavaliers vs Charlotte Bobcats in NBA odds tilt
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 Bovada. 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