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NBA betting line favors Suns over Bobcats

Charlotte BobcatsPhoenix Suns
Feb 4, 9:00 PM | US Airways Center

Charlotte Bobcats vs Phoenix Suns Odds


Charlotte pays a visit to Phoenix on Saturday, hoping to send the Suns to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at US Airways Center.

Phoenix will face the 3-20 Bobcats, who own a 7-16 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Suns are 7-14-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bobcats are 10-13 favoring the OVER.

View Charlotte vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Bobcats before tip-off in this one will find them as 11-point underdogs, while the total sits at 188.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 22 (Suns) and the No. 30 (Bobcats) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 90-80 result in favor of the Suns is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 23-ranked offense (92.4 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 29 at 101.3 PPG. The Suns have averaged 44.2% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (41.8% on average).

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 103.2 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 112-68 loser as they battled the Trail Blazers on the road. The Bobcats failed to cover in the match as a 16-point underdog, while 180 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Charlotte was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Portland and falling 112-68 at Rose Garden.

The Suns were a 99-81 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (180) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Suns endured a 99-81 loss at the hands of the Rockets on Friday, despite a 15-point effort from Marcin Gortat at Toyota Center.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Portland are 1-9
After a loss are 1-9

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bobcats at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games
Charlotte is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Phoenix is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 9 games

Next up:
Charlotte at Boston, Tuesday, February 7
Phoenix at Atlanta, Monday, February 6