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Bobcats face Celtics: NBA odds preview

Charlotte BobcatsBoston Celtics
Feb 7, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Charlotte Bobcats vs Boston Celtics Odds

3-21TEAM RECORD13-10

The Celtics will try to cover the spread at TD Garden on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Bobcats in basketball action.

The Celtics are 13-10 so far on the season, and 12-11 ATS vs. the number. The Bobcats, meanwhile, are 3-21 and 8-16 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 9-14 and the Bobcats go 10-14 on the totals.

View Charlotte vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Celtics sat as 14.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 177.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Celtics sit at No. 17 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Bobcats are at No. 30 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Celtics will win this game 95-78.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 25-ranked offense (90.7 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 29 at 101 PPG. The Celtics have averaged 45.9% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (41.9% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bobcats own the league's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 102.6 points per game when on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in home scoring.

Charlotte was a 95-89 loser in its last match on the road against the Suns. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 184 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kemba Walker scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Bobcats to victory (they lost 95-89 to Phoenix at US Airways Center on Saturday).

In their last action, Boston was a 98-80 winner at home against the Grizzlies. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (178) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Boston earned a 98-80 victory over Memphis on Sunday, getting 24 points from Kevin Garnett at TD Garden.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 0-10

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Bobcats at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Charlotte's last 8 games
Charlotte is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Boston
Charlotte is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Boston's last 13 games at home
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Charlotte

Next up:
Charlotte home to Chicago, Friday, February 10
Boston home to LA Lakers, Thursday, February 9