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Bobcats host Celtics in basketball action

Boston CelticsCharlotte Bobcats
April 15, 6:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

35-25TEAM RECORD7-51

The Celtics will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bobcats in Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sunday in NBA action.

Supporters of the Celtics have seen them go 35-25 and 30-29-1 ATS so far this season, while the Bobcats are at 7-51 and 20-37-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bobcats are 28-29-1, while the Celtics are 26-34.

View Boston vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Celtics before tip-off in this one will find them as 8.5-point favorites, while the total sits at 183.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Bobcats, currently No. 30 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Celtics, who rate No. 18 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 95-79 victory for the Celtics.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Celtics rank No. 28 in the league with 39.1 per game. That compares with Charlotte’s No. 30 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Charlotte is the NBA’s No. 28-ranked team at 4.1 per game, while the Celtics rate No. 23 with 5.4 per contest.

Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 93.8 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 94-82 winner as they battled the Nets on the road. The Celtics covered in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 176 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Celtics got a 21-point performance from Kevin Garnett, who added 12 rebounds as Boston ran past New Jersey 94-82 on Saturday at Prudential Center.

The Bobcats were a 105-82 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (187) made winners of UNDER bettors. Charlotte was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Miami and falling 105-82 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 8-2
After playing New Jersey are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing New Orleans are 3-7
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 0-10

A few Celtics at Bobcats trends to consider:
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Boston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Charlotte's last 9 games at home
Charlotte is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at New York, Tuesday, April 17
Charlotte home to New Orleans, Monday, April 16