Nuggets take on Bobcats in hoops contest

Denver NuggetsCharlotte Bobcats
Feb 23, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Denver Nuggets vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

34-22TEAM RECORD13-42

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Charlotte and Denver on Saturday, with the host Bobcats trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Bobcats sit at 13-42 (20-35 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Nuggets are currently 34-22 (32-24 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Charlotte is 24-30-1 OU, and Denver is 34-22 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Nuggets listed as 8.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 209 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 30 (Bobcats) and the No. 5 (Nuggets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 104-92 result in favor of the Nuggets is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charlotte's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 93.7 PPG, against a Nuggets defense that ranks No. 26 at 101.6 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 42% so far, less than the Nuggets shooters have achieved on the year, 47.1% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Nuggets own the league's No. 27-rated mark, allowing 104 points per game when playing on the road. Charlotte, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring on their home court.

The Nuggets were a 119-113 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (232) made winners of OVER bettors. Denver got 27 points and 12 assists from Ty Lawson in a losing cause in a 119-113 loss to Washington on Friday at Verizon Center.

The Bobcats were a 105-75 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (180) made winners of UNDER bettors. Charlotte was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Chicago and falling 105-75 at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Nuggets at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Denver's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games on the road
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte's last 9 games at home
Charlotte is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games

Next up:
Denver home to LA Lakers, Monday, February 25
Charlotte at LA Clippers, Tuesday, February 26

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