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NBA betting line favors Nets over Bobcats

Charlotte BobcatsNew Jersey Nets
March 24, 7:30 PM | Prudential Center

Charlotte Bobcats vs New Jersey Nets Odds

7-38TEAM RECORD15-34

Prudential Center will feature Nets vs. Bobcats action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Nets currently sports a record of 15-34, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 19-29-1 ATS. The Bobcats are 7-38 and 17-28 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nets post a 26-23 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bobcats have gone 22-22-1 against the number.

View Charlotte vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Nets sat as 6-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 192.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nets at No. 29 and the Bobcats at No. 30 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 88-82 result in favor of the Nets.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 25-ranked offense (92.5 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 27 at 100.6 PPG. The Nets have averaged 42.4% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (41.6% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bobcats own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 101.8 points per game when on the road. New Jersey, on the other hand, rates No. 25 in home scoring.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 112-92 loser as they battled the Bucks at home. The Bobcats failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 204 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Charlotte was run off the court by the Bucks on Friday as Milwaukee blasted them 112-92 at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 93-84 loser as they battled the Hawks on the road. The Nets failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 177 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Deron Williams scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Nets to victory (they lost 93-84 to Atlanta at Philips Arena on Friday).

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bobcats at Nets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games on the road
Charlotte is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Jersey's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games

Next up:
Charlotte home to Boston, Monday, March 26
New Jersey home to Utah, Monday, March 26

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