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Nets face Bobcats: NBA odds preview

Brooklyn NetsCharlotte Bobcats
37-32March 26, 2014, 07:00 | Time Warner Cable Arena34-37



The Bobcats will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Nets tip off at Time Warner Cable Arena on Wednesday in NBA play.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Bobcats are 34-37 so far on the season, and 40-29-2 ATS vs. the number. The Nets, meanwhile, are 37-32 and 37-32 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Charlotte go 33-36-2 and the Nets go 35-32-2 on the totals.View Brooklyn Nets vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as 0-point in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 194 at BetOnline and other shops.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 11-rated Bobcats and the No. 10-rated Nets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 91-89 win for the Bobcats on Wednesday.

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Brooklyn lost its last outing, a 109-104 result against the Pelicans on March 24. The Nets failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 213 combined points took the game OVER the total. Paul Pierce scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Nets to victory (they lost 109-104 to New Orleans at New Orleans Arena on Monday).

The Bobcats were a 100-89 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (189) made winners of UNDER bettors. Kemba Walker scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Bobcats to victory (they lost 100-89 to Houston at Time Warner Cable Arena on Monday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nets rank No. 29 in the league with 38.39 per game. That compares with Charlotte’s No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Charlotte is the NBA’s No. 26-ranked team at 6.11 per game, while the Nets rate No. 12 with 8.35 per contest.

A few Nets at Bobcats trends to consider:
Brooklyn is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
Brooklyn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games
Brooklyn is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Charlotte
Charlotte is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte's last 8 games
Charlotte is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Charlotte is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home


Next up:
Brooklyn home to Cleveland, Friday, March 28th
Charlotte at Orlando, Friday, March 28th

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