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Charlotte favored by -5.5 against Philadelphia on Friday

Philadelphia 76ersCharlotte Bobcats
7-12December 06, 2013, 07:00 | Time Warner Cable Arena8-11

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Bobcats try to run the 76ers off the court at Time Warner Cable Arena in pro hoops action.

The Bobcats bring a 8-11 record (11-7-1 ATS) to the battle against the 7-12 76ers, who are 9-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Charlotte go 5-13-1 so far and the 76ers go 14-5. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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The visitors opened this morning as 5.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 195 at BetOnline and other shops.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 30-rated 76ers taking on the No. 25-rated Bobcats in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 89-85 win for the Bobcats on Friday.

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 126-125 result against the Magic on December 3. The 76ers failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 251 combined points took the game OVER the total. The 76ers got a 27-point performance from Michael Carter-Williams, who added 12 rebounds as Philadelphia ran past Orlando 126-125 on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were an 89-82 loser as they battled the Mavericks on the road. The Bobcats covered in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 171 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Charlotte suffered an 89-82 loss against Dallas on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Al Jefferson in a losing effort at American Airlines Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Charlotte's No. 14-rated squad against Philadelphia's No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Charlotte rates No. 29 in the league with 4.47 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 with 7.47 per outing.

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

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Denver, Saturday, December 7th
Charlotte home to Golden State, Monday, December 9th