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NBA Matchup - Thunder Bobcats Odds Preview

Charlotte BobcatsOklahoma City Thunder
Nov 26, 8:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Charlotte Bobcats vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

7-5TEAM RECORD10-4

Chesapeake Energy Arena will feature Thunder vs. Bobcats action on Monday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

This season the Thunder are 10-4 overall and 7-5-2 ATS against the number, while the Bobcats are 7-5 and 6-6 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Oklahoma City is 7-6-1 on the OU, and Charlotte is 7-5.

View Charlotte vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened this morning as 12.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 200.5 at BetOnline and other shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Thunder - Bobcats odds would favor the Thunder if the lines were set according to power ranks. Oklahoma City is rated No. 8 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bobcats sit at No. 28. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 105-97 win for the Thunder.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 17-rated squad against Charlotte's No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 9 in the league with 7.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 5.6 per outing.

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, giving up 106.5 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 108-106 winner as they battled the Wizards on the road. The Bobcats covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 214 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Charlotte got 27 points from Byron Mullens en route to a 108-106 victory over Washington on Saturday at Verizon Center.

Oklahoma City won its last outing, a 116-109 result against the 76ers on November 24. The Thunder covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 225 combined points took the game OVER the total. Oklahoma City got 37 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 116-109 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Bobcats at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games on the road
Charlotte is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Charlotte
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Charlotte

Next up:
Charlotte at Atlanta, Wednesday, November 28
Oklahoma City home to Houston, Wednesday, November 28