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Nets take on Bobcats in hoops contest

New Jersey NetsCharlotte Bobcats
March 9, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

New Jersey Nets vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

13-27TEAM RECORD5-32

The Bobcats will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Nets at Time Warner Cable Arena in NBA wagering action.

The Bobcats sit at 5-32 (14-23 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Nets are currently 13-27 (17-23 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Charlotte is 16-20-1 OU, and New Jersey is 22-18 OU.

View New Jersey vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bobcats installed as 2-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 192.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bobcats - Nets odds would favor the Nets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Charlotte is rated No. 30 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Nets sit at No. 27. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 88-82 win for the Nets.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charlotte's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 87.2 PPG, against a Nets defense that ranks No. 25 at 99.6 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 41.6% so far, less than the Nets shooters have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 99 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 101-100 winner as they battled the Clippers at home. The Nets covered in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 201 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New Jersey got 21 points and 10 assists from Deron Williams en route to a 101-100 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday at Prudential Center.

Charlotte was a 99-93 loser in its last match at home against the Jazz. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 192 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Charlotte got 25 points from Corey Maggette en route to a 99-93 loss against Utah on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 0-10
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a win are 1-9

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After playing Utah are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Nets at Bobcats trends to consider:
New Jersey is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games
New Jersey is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing New Jersey
Charlotte is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games
Charlotte is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games at home
Charlotte is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey home to Houston, Saturday, March 10
Charlotte at Oklahoma City, Saturday, March 10

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