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Bobcats vs 76ers NBA Game Preview

Charlotte BobcatsPhiladelphia 76ers
36-38April 02, 2014, 07:00 | Wells Fargo Center16-58

Charlotte pays a visit to Philadelphia on Wednesday, hoping to send the 76ers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Wells Fargo Center.

The 76ers sport a record of 16-58 and 30-44 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bobcats sit at 36-38 and 42-30-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 34-39-1 for the 76ers and 35-36-3 for the Bobcats. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Charlotte Bobcats vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the 76ers in this one, they were listed earlier as 8-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 204 for Wednesday at shops such as 5Dimes.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 30-rated 76ers and the No. 16-rated Bobcats in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 92-83 win for the Bobcats on Wednesday.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 100-94 winner as they battled the Wizards at home. The Bobcats covered in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 194 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kemba Walker scored 21 points and chipped in with 10 assists for Charlotte on Monday, leading the Bobcats to a 100-94 victory over Washington at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Philadelphia was a 103-95 loser in its last match on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 198 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia got 23 points from Thaddeus Young but lost anyway 103-95 against the Hawks on Monday at Philips Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 19-ranked offense (98.96 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 6 at 97.5 PPG. The 76ers have averaged 43.02% from the field per game, less than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (44.18% on average).

A few Bobcats at 76ers trends to consider:
Charlotte is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games
Charlotte is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Philadelphia is 1-24 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Philadelphia's last 15 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Charlotte home to Orlando, Friday, April 4th
Philadelphia at Boston, Friday, April 4th