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Nets take on Bobcats in hoops contest

Brooklyn NetsCharlotte Bobcats
March 6, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Brooklyn Nets vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

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A key NBA battle sees the visiting Nets travelling to Charlotte Wednesday to face the Bobcats on Wednesday.

The Nets will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 26-32-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bobcats are 20-40 ATS. Brooklyn is 26-34 against the total, while Charlotte is 26-33-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Bobcats as 8.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 195, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 17-rated Nets taking on the No. 30-rated Bobcats in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 97-87 win for the Nets on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Charlotte's No. 24-rated squad against Brooklyn's No. 16-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Charlotte rates No. 26 in the league with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 7.7 per outing.

Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.6 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.

The Nets were a 96-85 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (181) made winners of OVER bettors. Brook Lopez scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Nets to victory (they lost 96-85 to Chicago at United Center on Saturday).

Charlotte was a 122-105 loser in its last match on the road against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 227 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Ramon Sessions scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Bobcats to victory (they lost 122-105 to Portland at Rose Garden on Monday).

Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Portland are 1-9
After a loss are 2-8

A few Nets at Bobcats trends to consider:
Brooklyn is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Brooklyn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Charlotte's last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing at home against Brooklyn
Charlotte is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Brooklyn

Next up:
Brooklyn home to Washington, Friday, March 8
Charlotte home to Oklahoma City, Friday, March 8