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Charlotte Bobcats vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds
Milwaukee looks to cover the Bucks-Bobcats pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 35-37 mark when they host Charlotte in NBA action.
Milwaukee will face the 17-56 Bobcats, who own a 26-47 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bucks are 37-35 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bobcats are 33-39-1 favoring the OVER.
The Bobcats were listed as 10.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 206 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bucks - Bobcats odds would favor the Bucks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Milwaukee is rated No. 13 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bobcats sit at No. 30. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-89 win for the Bucks.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 12-ranked offense (98.8 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 29 at 103.1 PPG. The Bucks 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. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 104 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.
Charlotte lost its last outing, a 100-92 result against the 76ers on March 30. The Bobcats covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog, while the 192 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Bobcats endured a 100-92 loss at the hands of the 76ers on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at Wells Fargo Center.
Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 109-99 loser as they battled the Thunder at home. The Bucks failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 208 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Milwaukee got 29 points and 14 rebounds from Ersan Ilyasova in a losing cause in a 109-99 loss to Oklahoma City on Saturday at Bradley Center.
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 2-8
After playing Oklahoma City are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
A few Bobcats at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Charlotte's last 22 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
Charlotte is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Milwaukee is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing Charlotte
Charlotte home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 3
Milwaukee home to Minnesota, Wednesday, April 3