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NBA Game Preview - Clippers underdogs vs Bobcats at Charlotte

Los Angeles ClippersCharlotte Bobcats
March 7, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Los Angeles Clippers vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

23-40TEAM RECORD26-36

Charlotte looks to cover the Bobcats-Clippers pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 26-36 mark when they host Los Angeles in NBA action.

The Bobcats sport records of 26-36 and 30-30-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Clippers sit at 23-40 and 31-31-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 29-33 for the Bobcats and 31-31-1 for the Clippers.

View LA Clippers vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 2.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 189.5 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Bobcats and the No. 23-ranked Clippers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 96-94 result in favor of the Bobcats.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Charlotte's No. 29-ranked offense (93.5 PPG) against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 19 at 101.8 PPG. The Bobcats have averaged 44.6% from the field per game, less than the Clippers have managed so far this season (45.5% on average).

Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 105.2 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 100-94 result against the Nuggets on March 5. The Clippers covered in that game as a 2-point favorite, while the 194 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Los Angeles earned a 100-94 victory over Denver on Saturday, getting 20 points from Eric Bledsoe at STAPLES Center.

Charlotte was a 93-69 loser in its last match on the road against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 11–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 162 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Charlotte was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by Portland and falling 93-69 at Rose Garden.

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Denver are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Portland are 0-10
After a loss are 4-6

A few Clippers at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 10 games
LA Clippers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Charlotte
LA Clippers are 4-12 SU in their last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Charlotte's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games
Charlotte is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Charlotte is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Clippers

Next up:
LA Clippers at Boston, Wednesday, March 9
Charlotte home to Chicago, Wednesday, March 9

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