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Charlotte Bobcats vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
Charlotte pays a visit to Minnesota on Wednesday, hoping to send the Timberwolves to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Target Center.
The Timberwolves sport records of 5-2 and 6-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bobcats sit at 3-3 and 3-3 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-4 for the Timberwolves and 3-3 for the Bobcats. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Timberwolves - Bobcats odds would favor the Timberwolves if the lines were set according to power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 24 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bobcats sit at No. 26. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 98-92 win for the Timberwolves.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bobcats rank No. 8 in the league with 43.7 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 10 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is the NBA’s No. 29-ranked team at 4.4 per game, while the Bobcats rate No. 24 with 5.5 per contest.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bobcats own the league's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 116.5 points per game when playing on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Charlotte was a 92-76 winner at home against the Wizards. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (168) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Bobcats got 21 points from Ramon Sessions as Charlotte ran past Washington 92-76 on Tuesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Minnesota won its last outing, a 90-82 result against the Mavericks on November 12. The Timberwolves covered in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 172 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Timberwolves grabbed a 90-82 win over the Mavericks on Monday, behind a 20-point effort from Nikola Pekovic at American Airlines Center.
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Memphis are 3-7
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a win are 2-8
Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Golden State are 2-8
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a win are 2-8
A few Bobcats at Timberwolves trends to consider:
Charlotte is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Charlotte's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 9 games when playing Minnesota
Charlotte is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Charlotte
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Charlotte
Charlotte home to Memphis, Saturday, November 17
Minnesota home to Golden State, Friday, November 16