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NBA Game Preview - Bobcats underdogs vs Spurs at San Antonio

Charlotte BobcatsSan Antonio Spurs
March 2, 8:30 PM | AT&T Center

Charlotte Bobcats vs San Antonio Spurs Odds

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NBA betting interest will be piqued on Friday when the Bobcats of Charlotte hit the hard court against the Spurs of San Antonio.

The Bobcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 11-22 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Spurs are 20-14-1 ATS. Charlotte is 15-17-1 against the total, while San Antonio is 18-17 versus the number.

View Charlotte vs San Antonio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bobcats are listed as 14-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 194.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Spurs - Bobcats odds would favor the Spurs if the lines were set according to power ranks. San Antonio is rated No. 8 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bobcats sit at No. 30. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 99-81 win for the Spurs.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features San Antonio's No. 25-rated squad against Charlotte's No. 28-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, San Antonio rates No. 3 in the league with 8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 4.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 102.2 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

Charlotte lost its last outing, a 109-94 result against the Pistons on February 29. The Bobcats failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 203 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Bobcats got 17 points from Corey Maggette, but it was Detroit that prevailed in a 109-94 final on Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

San Antonio lost its last outing, a 96-89 result against the Bulls on February 29. The Spurs failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite, while the 185 combined points took the game UNDER the total. San Antonio suffered a 96-89 loss against Chicago on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Gary Neal in a losing effort at AT&T Center.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing New Jersey are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Denver are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bobcats at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Charlotte's last 13 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Charlotte's last 11 games on the road
Charlotte is 4-9-1 ATS in its last 14 games when playing San Antonio
Charlotte is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Antonio's last 9 games at home
San Antonio is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Charlotte
San Antonio is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
San Antonio is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games

Next up:
Charlotte home to New Jersey, Sunday, March 4
San Antonio home to Denver, Sunday, March 4