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Clippers face Bobcats: NBA odds preview

Los Angeles ClippersCharlotte Bobcats
Dec 12, 7:30 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Los Angeles Clippers vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

15-6TEAM RECORD7-13

The visiting Clippers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Time Warner Cable Arena against the Bobcats.

The Bobcats bring a 7-13 record (8-12 ATS) to the battle against the 15-6 Clippers, who are 13-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Charlotte go 11-8-1 so far and the Clippers go 13-8. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View LA Clippers vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Bobcats as 8.5-point underdogs in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 199 earlier at GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 29-rated Bobcats and the No. 5-rated Clippers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 107-92 win for the Clippers on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charlotte's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 96.2 PPG, against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 7 at 94.2 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 41.9% so far, less than the Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 48% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Clippers own the league's No. 11-rated mark, allowing 96.5 points per game when playing on the road. Charlotte, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring on their home court.

Los Angeles was a 94-89 winner in its last match on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 183 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles got 22 points and 10 rebounds from Blake Griffin en route to a 94-89 victory over Chicago on Tuesday at United Center.

Charlotte lost its last outing, a 104-96 result against the Warriors on December 10. The Bobcats failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 200 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Charlotte got 24 points from Kemba Walker but lost anyway 104-96 against the Warriors on Monday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Golden State are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Clippers at Bobcats trends to consider:
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 7 of the LA Clippers last 9 games
LA Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games
Charlotte is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
Charlotte is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
LA Clippers at Milwaukee, Saturday, December 15
Charlotte at Atlanta, Thursday, December 13