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Pointspread favors Timberwolves in battle with Bobcats

Minnesota TimberwolvesCharlotte Bobcats
March 28, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

24-27TEAM RECORD7-40

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

Charlotte will face the 24-27 Timberwolves, who own a 28-23 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bobcats are 23-23-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Timberwolves are 26-24-1 favoring the OVER.

View Minnesota vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bobcats are listed as 6-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 200.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Bobcats and the No. 11-ranked Timberwolves, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 97-84 result in favor of the Timberwolves.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Charlotte's No. 29-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 3-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Charlotte rates No. 27 in the league with 4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 7.2 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Timberwolves own the league's No. 27-rated mark, allowing 101.9 points per game when on the road. Charlotte, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in home scoring.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 93-86 loser on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (179) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Kevin Love scored 28 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 93-86 against Memphis in NBA action at FedExForum.

Charlotte lost its last outing, a 102-95 result against the Celtics on March 26. The Bobcats failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 197 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Bobcats got 21 points from Gerald Henderson, but it was Boston that prevailed in a 102-95 final on Monday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Denver are 1-9
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Timberwolves at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Minnesota's last 21 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Charlotte is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games
Charlotte is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Boston, Friday, March 30
Charlotte home to Denver, Friday, March 30

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