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Toronto favored by 3 against Charlotte on Saturday

Toronto RaptorsCharlotte Bobcats
March 17, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

15-29TEAM RECORD6-36

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

The Bobcats sport records of 6-36 and 16-26 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Raptors sit at 15-29 and 26-17-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 19-22-1 for the Bobcats and 19-23-2 for the Raptors.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Bobcats in this one will find them as 3-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 185.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bobcats rated this week at No. 30 and the Raptors sitting at No. 24. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 89-80 result in favor of the Raptors today.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charlotte's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 87 PPG, against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 12 at 94.5 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 41.5% so far, less than the Raptors shooters have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Raptors own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 95.3 points per game when on the road. Charlotte, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in home scoring.

The Raptors were a 114-110 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (224) made winners of OVER bettors. Toronto got 28 points from Jerryd Bayless en route to a 114-110 victory over Memphis on Friday at FedExForum.

The Bobcats were a 101-96 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mavericks. They covered the 14-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (197) made winners of OVER bettors. Charlotte suffered a 101-96 loss against Dallas on Thursday, getting 21 points from Corey Maggette in a losing effort at American Airlines Center.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a win are 1-9

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Raptors at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
Charlotte is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Charlotte is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 8 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at New York, Tuesday, March 20
Charlotte home to Philadelphia, Monday, March 19

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