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Hornets visit Bobcats in NBA clash

New Orleans HornetsCharlotte Bobcats
April 16, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

New Orleans Hornets vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

18-42TEAM RECORD7-52

The Bobcats will try to pay off for their supporters on Monday when they play host to the Hornets at Time Warner Cable Arena in NBA wagering action.

The Hornets will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 32-28 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bobcats are 20-38-1 ATS. New Orleans is 26-32-2 against the total, while Charlotte is 28-30-1 versus the number.

View New Orleans vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Hornets are listed as 4.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 185.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bobcats - Hornets odds would favor the Hornets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Charlotte is rated No. 30 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Hornets sit at No. 24. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 89-80 win for the Hornets.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charlotte's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 87.9 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 8 at 93.7 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 41.8% so far, less than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.9 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were an 88-75 winner as they battled the Grizzlies at home. The Hornets covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 163 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Eric Gordon scored 18 points leading the Hornets to an 88-75 victory over Memphis at New Orleans Arena on Sunday.

The Bobcats were a 94-82 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (176) made winners of UNDER bettors. Charlotte got 22 points from Gerald Henderson but lost anyway 94-82 against the Celtics on Sunday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 0-10

A few Hornets at Bobcats trends to consider:
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games
New Orleans is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Charlotte
New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Charlotte's last 10 games at home
Charlotte is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against New Orleans
Charlotte is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing New Orleans
Charlotte is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans at Memphis, Wednesday, April 18
Charlotte home to Chicago, Wednesday, April 18