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NBA Matchup - Bulls Bobcats Odds Preview

Charlotte Bobcats Chicago Bulls
5-5 November 18, 2013, 08:00 | United Center 5-3



United Center will feature Bulls vs. Bobcats action on Monday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Bulls are 5-3 so far on the season, and 4-4 ATS vs. the number. The Bobcats, meanwhile, are 5-5 and 5-4-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 3-5 and the Bobcats go 4-6 on the totals.

View Charlotte Bobcats vs Chicago Bulls Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Bulls in this one found them as -12-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 182 at Bovada.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulls rated this week at No. 9 and the Bobcats sitting at No. 29. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 90-81 result in favor of the Bulls today.

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Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 97-81 loser as they battled the Heat at home. The Bobcats failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 178 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Charlotte suffered a 97-81 loss against Miami on Saturday, getting 22 points from Kemba Walker in a losing effort at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Chicago was a 110-94 winner in its last match at home against the Pacers. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 204 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Bulls grabbed a 110-94 win over the Pacers on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Luol Deng at United Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 95 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 4 at 93.6 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 44.13% so far, more than the Bobcats shooters have achieved on the year, 40.18% per game.

Next up:
Charlotte home to New Jersey, Wednesday, November 20th
Chicago at Denver, Thursday, November 21st