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Bobcats take on Wizards in hoops contest

Charlotte BobcatsWashington Wizards
30-34March 12, 2014, 07:00 | Verizon Center33-30

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Bobcats travelling to Washington Wednesday to face the Wizards on Wednesday.

The Wizards bring a 33-30 record (33-28-2 ATS) to the battle against the 30-34 Bobcats, who are 35-27-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 35-28 so far and the Bobcats go 31-31-2. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Charlotte Bobcats vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Wizards in this one, they were listed earlier as -6-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 197 for Wednesday at shops such as 5Dimes.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 8-rated Wizards and the No. 20-rated Bobcats in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 92-89 win for the Wizards on Wednesday.

The Bobcats were a 105-98 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nuggets. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (203) made winners of UNDER bettors. Charlotte got 26 points and 13 rebounds from Al Jefferson en route to a 105-98 victory over Denver on Monday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

In their last action, Washington was a 99-90 loser on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Wizards endured a 99-90 loss at the hands of the Heat on Monday, despite an 18 -point effort from Bradley Beal at AmericanAirlines Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 100.71 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 5 at 97.42 PPG. The Wizards field goal percentage has averaged 45.6% so far, more than the Bobcats shooters have achieved on the year, 43.84% per game.

A few Bobcats at Wizards trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games
Charlotte is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Charlotte is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Charlotte home to Minnesota, Friday, March 14th
Washington at Orlando, Friday, March 14th