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Charlotte BobcatsNew Orleans Hornets
Nov 9, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Charlotte Bobcats vs New Orleans Hornets Odds


The Hornets will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Bobcats at New Orleans Arena in NBA wagering action.

The Hornets sit at 2-2 (3-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bobcats are currently 1-2 (1-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Orleans is 1-3 OU, and Charlotte is 2-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Hornets as 5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 179.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hornets - Bobcats odds would favor the Hornets if the lines were set according to power ranks. New Orleans is rated No. 22 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 92-84 win for the Hornets.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 9-rated squad against Charlotte's No. 25-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 29 in the league with 4.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 16 with 6.7 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bobcats own the league's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 126 points per game when playing on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring on their home court.

In their last action, Charlotte was a 117-110 loser at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (227) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Charlotte got 24 points from Byron Mullens but lost anyway 117-110 against the Suns on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

New Orleans lost its last outing, a 77-62 result against the 76ers on November 7. The Hornets failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 139 combined points took the game UNDER the total. New Orleans suffered a 77-62 loss against Philadelphia on Wednesday, getting 10 points from Al-Farouq Aminu in a losing effort at New Orleans Arena.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 3-7
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 0-10

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bobcats at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Charlotte's last 12 games
Charlotte is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Charlotte
New Orleans is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Charlotte
New Orleans is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Charlotte

Next up:
Charlotte home to Dallas, Saturday, November 10
New Orleans at Houston, Wednesday, November 14