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Bobcats take on Rockets in hoops contest

Charlotte BobcatsHouston Rockets
March 14, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

Charlotte Bobcats vs Houston Rockets Odds

6-34TEAM RECORD23-20

Charlotte pays a visit to Houston on Wednesday, hoping to send the Rockets to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Toyota Center.

The Rockets sit at 23-20 (21-21-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bobcats are currently 6-34 (15-25 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Houston is 19-24 OU, and Charlotte is 17-22-1 OU.

View Charlotte vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Bobcats before tip-off in this one will find them as 9.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 192.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 19-rated Rockets and the No. 30-rated Bobcats in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-82 win for the Rockets on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 97.9 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 27 at 100 PPG. The Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 45.1% so far, more than the Bobcats shooters have achieved on the year, 41.5% per game.

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.6 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 73-71 winner as they battled the Hornets on the road. The Bobcats covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 144 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Charlotte got 15 points from Gerald Henderson en route to a 73-71 victory over New Orleans on Monday at New Orleans Arena.

In their last action, Houston was a 104-103 winner on the road against the Thunder. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (207) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Rockets grabbed a 104-103 win over the Thunder on Tuesday, behind a 21-point effort from Chandler Parsons at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 3-7
After playing New Orleans are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Bobcats at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Charlotte's last 9 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Charlotte's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 9 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing at home against Charlotte

Next up:
Charlotte at Dallas, Thursday, March 15
Houston at LA Clippers, Saturday, March 17