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Bobcats host Mavericks in basketball action

Dallas MavericksCharlotte Bobcats
31-21February 11, 2014, 07:00 | Time Warner Cable Arena22-29

The Bobcats will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Mavericks tip off at Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday in NBA play.

The Bobcats sport a record of 22-29 and 28-22-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Mavericks sit at 31-21 and 29-22-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 23-27-1 for the Bobcats and 27-25 for the Mavericks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Dallas Mavericks vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds and Stats.

The Bobcats were listed as a 4-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 196.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 26-rated Bobcats and the No. 16-rated Mavericks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 94-90 win for the Mavericks on Tuesday.

The Mavericks were a 102-91 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (193) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Mavericks grabbed a 102-91 win over the Celtics on Sunday, behind a 20-point effort from Dirk Nowitzki at TD Garden.

Charlotte lost its last outing, a 104-100 result against the Spurs on February 8. The Bobcats covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 204 combined points took the game OVER the total. Al Jefferson went off for 26 points and added 9 rebounds but it wasn't enough as San Antonio defeated Charlotte, 104-100 at Time Warner Cable Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mavericks rank No. 28 in the league with 40.12 per game. That compares with Charlotte’s No. 23 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Charlotte is the NBA’s No. 29-ranked team at 5.55 per game, while the Mavericks rate No. 8 with 8.44 per contest.

A few Mavericks at Bobcats trends to consider:
Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Dallas is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Dallas is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Charlotte is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games
Charlotte is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Dallas at Indiana, Wednesday, February 12th
Charlotte at Brooklyn, Wednesday, February 12th