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NBA betting line favors Trail Blazers over Bobcats

Charlotte BobcatsPortland Trail Blazers
March 5, 10:00 PM | Rose Garden

Charlotte Bobcats vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

26-35TEAM RECORD34-27

The Portland Trail Blazers host Charlotte on Saturday, looking to build on their 34-27 mark against the 26-35 Bobcats in NBA action at Rose Garden.

Portland battles the Bobcats, currently with a 26-35 mark (30-29-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 30-30-1 for the Trail Blazers and 29-32 for the Bobcats.

View Charlotte vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Trail Blazers are listed as 8-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 186.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Trail Blazers rated this week at No. 21 and the Bobcats sitting at No. 24. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 96-93 result in favor of the Trail Blazers today.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland's No. 27-rated squad against Charlotte's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 16 in the league with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 5.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 98.4 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Charlotte was a 92-84 loser on the road against the Lakers. They covered the 12.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (176) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. D.J. Augustin scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Bobcats to victory (they lost 92-84 to Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Friday).

The Trail Blazers were a 107-102 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. They covered the 3.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (209) made winners of OVER bettors. Portland got 21 points from Wesley Matthews en route to a 107-102 victory over Sacramento on Wednesday at ARCO Arena.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Orlando are 8-2
After playing Sacramento are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Bobcats at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
Charlotte is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Charlotte is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Portland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Portland's last 11 games
Portland is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Charlotte home to LA Clippers, Monday, March 7
Portland at Orlando, Monday, March 7