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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Wednesday when the Charlotte Bobcats and the Washington Wizards meet at Verizon Center.

The Bobcats were a 105-98 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nuggets. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (203) made winners of UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Washington was a 99-90 loser on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Charlotte:
Team record: 30-34 SU, 35-27-2 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games
is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Washington

When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Denver are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Washington:
Team record: 33-30 SU, 33-28-2 ATS

is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 9 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games

When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Next up:
Charlotte home to Minnesota, Friday, March 14
Washington at Orlando, Friday, March 14