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Cavaliers battle vs Bobcats highlights NBA odds

Charlotte BobcatsCleveland Cavaliers
38-38April 05, 2014, 07:30 | Quicken Loans Arena31-46

Quicken Loans Arena features an NBA battle between the host Cleveland Cavaliers and the visiting Charlotte Bobcats in betting action on Saturday.

The Bobcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 44-30-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cavaliers are 38-39 ATS. Charlotte is 36-37-3 against the total, while Cleveland is 36-40-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Charlotte Bobcats vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Cavaliers as -2.5-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 195, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Cavaliers sit at No. 24 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Bobcats are at No. 16 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bobcats will win this game 90-87.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 91-80 winner as they battled the Magic at home. The Bobcats covered in the match as a 9.5-point favorite, while 171 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Orlando was victimized for 29 points and 16 rebounds by Al Jefferson as the Bobcats defeated the Magic 91-80 in NBA action on Friday.

The Cavaliers were a 117-98 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (215) made winners of OVER bettors. Cleveland got 23 points from Dion Waiters but lost anyway 117-98 against the Hawks on Friday at Philips Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 22-ranked offense (97.52 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 5 at 97.21 PPG. The Cavaliers have averaged 43.4% from the field per game, less than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (44.27% on average).

A few Bobcats at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Charlotte is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Charlotte is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Charlotte is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Charlotte is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Cleveland is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games
Cleveland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Charlotte at Washington, Wednesday, April 9th
Cleveland home to Detroit, Wednesday, April 9th