Warriors take on Bobcats in hoops contest
Golden State Warriors vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds
Golden State pays a visit to Charlotte on Monday, hoping to send the Bobcats to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Charlotte battles the Warriors, currently with a 13-7 mark (12-6-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 11-7-1 for the Bobcats and 13-7 for the Warriors. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Bobcats installed as 4.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including , at 201.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Bobcats, currently No. 29 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Warriors, who rate No. 10 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 100-92 victory for the Warriors.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charlotte's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 96.3 PPG, against a Warriors defense that ranks No. 19 at 98.9 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 42.2% so far, less than the Warriors shooters have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.
Defensively, the Warriors feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.5 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.
Golden State won its last outing, a 101-97 result against the Wizards on December 8. The Warriors failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 198 combined points took the game OVER the total. David Lee scored 24 points and added 17 rebounds for a double-double, leading Golden State over Washington, 101-97, on Saturday at Verizon Center.
The Bobcats were a 132-102 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (234) made winners of OVER bettors. Charlotte was run off the court by the Spurs on Saturday as San Antonio blasted them 132-102 at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Golden State Warriors Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Warriors at Bobcats trends to consider:
Golden State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Golden State's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Golden State's last 6 games
Golden State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games at home
Charlotte is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Golden State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Charlotte's last 9 games when playing Golden State
Golden State at Miami, Wednesday, December 12
Charlotte home to LA Clippers, Wednesday, December 12