NBA betting line favors Wizards over Bobcats

Charlotte BobcatsWashington Wizards
March 9, 8:00 PM | Verizon Center

Charlotte Bobcats vs Washington Wizards Odds

13-49TEAM RECORD19-41

Washington will look to improve on its 19-41 record on Saturday when they host Charlotte in NBA odds action at Verizon Center.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Wizards are 19-41 so far on the season, and 35-24-1 ATS vs. the number. The Bobcats, meanwhile, are 13-49 and 20-42 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 21-38-1 and the Bobcats go 27-34-1 on the totals.

View Charlotte vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Washington opened as 10.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 193 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Wizards, currently No. 14 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Bobcats, who rate No. 30 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 92-85 victory for the Wizards.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 30-ranked offense (91.5 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 28 at 103.5 PPG. The Wizards have averaged 42.9% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (41.8% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bobcats own the league's No. 24-rated mark, allowing 104.1 points per game when playing on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring on their home court.

Charlotte lost its last outing, a 116-94 result against the Thunder on March 8. The Bobcats failed to cover in that game as a 15-point underdog, while the 210 combined points took the game OVER the total. Charlotte was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Oklahoma City and falling 116-94 at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 95-78 loser as they battled the Nets on the road. The Wizards failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 173 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Washington got 16 points from John Wall but lost anyway 95-78 against the Nets on Friday at Barclays Center.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Boston are 1-9
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Brooklyn are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bobcats at Wizards trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Charlotte's last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Charlotte's last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Charlotte's last 15 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games at home
Washington is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Charlotte home to Boston, Tuesday, March 12
Washington at Cleveland, Tuesday, March 12

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