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Charlotte Bobcats vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
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.
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.
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
Charlotte at Atlanta, Wednesday, November 28
Oklahoma City home to Houston, Wednesday, November 28