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NBA Game Preview - Bobcats underdogs vs Trail Blazers at Portland

Charlotte BobcatsPortland Trail Blazers
Feb 1, 10:00 PM | Rose Garden

Charlotte Bobcats vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

3-19TEAM RECORD12-9

The visiting Bobcats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Rose Garden against the Trail Blazers.

Supporters of the Bobcats have seen them go 3-19 and 7-15 ATS so far this season, while the Trail Blazers are at 12-9 and 11-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Trail Blazers are 8-13, while the Bobcats are 10-12.

View Charlotte vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Trail Blazers as 14-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 186.5, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Trail Blazers at No. 1 and the Bobcats at No. 30 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 99-82 result in favor of the Trail Blazers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 9-ranked offense (97 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 29 at 100.8 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 43.6% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (42.2% on average).

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 102.5 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

The Bobcats were a 106-73 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (179) made winners of UNDER bettors. Charlotte was run off the court by the Lakers on Tuesday as Los Angeles blasted them 106-73 at STAPLES Center.

Portland was a 93-89 loser in its last match on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 182 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Portland got 25 points from LaMarcus Aldridge en route to a 93-89 loss against Utah on Monday at EnergySolutions Arena.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Phoenix are 4-6
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Sacramento are 4-6
After playing Utah are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bobcats at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing Portland
Portland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games
Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing Charlotte

Next up:
Charlotte at Phoenix, Saturday, February 4
Portland at Sacramento, Thursday, February 2

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