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Bobcats take on Nuggets in hoops contest

Charlotte BobcatsDenver Nuggets
19-27January 29, 2014, 09:00 | Pepsi Center22-21

The Denver Nuggets host Charlotte on Wednesday, looking to build on their 22-21 mark against the 19-27 Bobcats in NBA action at Pepsi Center.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Nuggets currently sport a record of 22-21, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 20-22-1 ATS. The Bobcats are 19-27 and 24-21-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Nuggets post a 22-21 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bobcats have gone 21-24-1 against the number.

View Charlotte Bobcats vs Denver Nuggets Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Nuggets as -8-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 204, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Nuggets sit at No. 14 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Bobcats are at No. 27 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Nuggets will win this game 93-89.

Charlotte lost its last outing, an 89-87 result against the Bulls on January 25. The Bobcats failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 176 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Charlotte got 32 points from Al Jefferson en route to an 89-87 loss at the hands of Charlotte on Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

In their last action, Denver was a 125-117 winner on the road against the Kings. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (242) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Ty Lawson scored 27 points for Denver on Sunday, leading the Nuggets to a 125-117 victory over Sacramento at Sleep Train Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 9-ranked offense (104 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 6 at 97.15 PPG. The Nuggets have averaged 45.3% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (43.24% on average).

Next up:
Charlotte at Los Angeles, Friday, January 31st
Denver home to Toronto, Friday, January 31st