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Houston RocketsCharlotte Bobcats
47-22March 24, 2014, 07:00 | Time Warner Cable Arena34-36

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Houston when they hit take on the Bobcats on Monday in pro hoops betting action.

The Rockets will try to spoil the party on Monday; they are 35-31-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Bobcats are 40-28-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Houston is 34-33-2 on the totals; Charlotte is 33-35-2.View Houston Rockets vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds and Stats.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Bobcats and the No. 4-ranked Rockets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 98-92 result in favor of the Rockets.

The Rockets were a 118-111 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (229) made winners of OVER bettors. James Harden went off for 37 points and added 3 rebounds leading Houston to a 118-111 win over Cleveland on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 124-94 winner as they battled the Trail Blazers at home. The Bobcats covered in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 218 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Portland was run off the court by the Bobcats on Saturday as Charlotte blasted the Trail Blazers 124-94 at Time Warner Cable Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charlotte's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 96.11 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 17 at 101.94 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 44.2% so far, less than the Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 47.64% per game.

Next up:
Houston home to Philadelphia, Thursday, March 27th
Charlotte home to Brooklyn, Wednesday, March 26th