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Charlotte favored by -2.5 against Sacramento on Tuesday

Sacramento KingsCharlotte Bobcats
7-15December 17, 2013, 07:00 | Time Warner Cable Arena10-14

Sacramento travels to Charlotte on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 7-15 mark with a victory over the Bobcats.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Bobcats are 10-14 so far on the season, and 14-9-1 ATS vs. the number. The Kings, meanwhile, are 7-15 and 8-12-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Charlotte go 7-16-1 and the Kings go 10-12 on the totals.

View Sacramento Kings vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Kings before tip-off in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 196 at TopBet.

The Bobcats - Kings odds would favor the Kings if the lines were set according to power ranks. Charlotte is rated No. 24 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Kings sit at No. 19. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 89-87 win for the Bobcats.

Sacramento won its last outing, a 106-91 result against the Rockets on December 15. The Kings covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 197 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Rockets were burned for 26 points by Rudy Gay on Sunday as the Kings picked up a 106-91 win at Sleep Train Arena.

Charlotte lost its last outing, an 88-85 result against the Lakers on December 14. The Bobcats failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 173 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Charlotte got 24 points from Kemba Walker but lost anyway 88-85 against the Lakers on Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Kings rank No. 18 in the league with 42.45 per game. That compares with Charlotte’s No. 12 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Charlotte is the NBA’s No. 30-ranked team at 4.38 per game, while the Kings rate No. 20 with 6.91 per contest.

A few Kings at Bobcats trends to consider:
Sacramento is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Sacramento's last 6 games
Sacramento is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Sacramento is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Charlotte
Charlotte is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Charlotte is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Charlotte's last 17 games
Charlotte is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Sacramento at Atlanta, Wednesday, December 18th
Charlotte at Toronto, Wednesday, December 18th