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Bobcats Timberwolves Betting Preview

Minnesota TimberwolvesCharlotte Bobcats
32-31March 14, 2014, 07:00 | Time Warner Cable Arena31-34

Time Warner Cable Arena will feature Bobcats vs. Timberwolves action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Supporters of the Timberwolves have seen them go 32-31 and 32-31 ATS so far this season, while the Bobcats are at 31-34 and 36-27-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bobcats are 31-32-2, while the Timberwolves are 28-31-4.View Minnesota Timberwolves vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds and Stats.

The Bobcats were listed as a 2.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 207.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The Bobcats sit at No. 20 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Timberwolves are at No. 18 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Timberwolves will win this game 96-91.

Minnesota was a 112-101 winner in its last match at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 213 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kevin Love scored 27 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for Minnesota on Tuesday, leading the Timberwolves to a 112-101 victory over Milwaukee at Target Center.

Charlotte won its last outing, a 98-85 result against the Wizards on March 12. The Bobcats covered in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 183 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Bobcats got a 26-point performance from Al Jefferson, who added 10 rebounds as Charlotte ran past Washington 98-85 on Wednesday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Charlotte's No. 22-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 3-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Charlotte rates No. 28 in the league with 5.95 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 with 7.43 per outing.

A few Timberwolves at Bobcats trends to consider:
Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Charlotte
Charlotte is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Charlotte is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Charlotte is 7-0-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Charlotte is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to Sacramento, Sunday, March 16th
Charlotte at Milwaukee, Sunday, March 16th