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NBA Game Preview - Bobcats underdogs vs Spurs at Charlotte

San Antonio SpursCharlotte Bobcats
Dec 8, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

San Antonio Spurs vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds


The Charlotte Bobcats host San Antonio on Saturday, looking to build on their 7-11 mark against the 16-4 Spurs in NBA action at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Bobcats bring a 7-11 record (8-10 ATS) to the battle against the 16-4 Spurs, who are 13-6-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Charlotte go 10-7-1 so far and the Spurs go 12-8. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Bobcats as 8-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 199, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 28 (Bobcats) and the No. 4 (Spurs) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 107-93 result in favor of the Spurs is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Charlotte's No. 20-ranked offense (95.9 PPG) against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 10 at 95.6 PPG. The Bobcats have averaged 41.9% from the field per game, less than the Spurs have managed so far this season (47.9% on average).

Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, giving up 97 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 114-92 winner as they battled the Rockets at home. The Spurs covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite, while 206 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The battle between the Spurs and Rockets didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Houston was handed a 114-92 defeat on Friday at AT&T Center.

In their last action, Charlotte was a 108-93 loser on the road against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (201) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Charlotte got 19 points from Gerald Henderson but lost anyway 108-93 against the Bucks on Friday at Bradley Center.

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Golden State are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Spurs at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
San Antonio is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Charlotte
San Antonio is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing at home against San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Charlotte's last 14 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Charlotte's last 10 games

Next up:
San Antonio at Houston, Monday, December 10
Charlotte home to Golden State, Monday, December 10