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Charlotte BobcatsHouston Rockets
Feb 2, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

Charlotte Bobcats vs Houston Rockets Odds

11-34TEAM RECORD25-23

Toyota Center features an NBA battle between the host Houston Rockets and the visiting Charlotte Bobcats in betting action on Saturday.

The Rockets bring a 25-23 record (24-23-1 ATS) to the battle against the 11-34 Bobcats, who are 17-28 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston go 26-22 so far and the Bobcats go 22-22-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Rockets sat as 12.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 208.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 30-rated Bobcats taking on the No. 10-rated Rockets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 104-93 win for the Rockets on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 105 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 28 at 102.9 PPG. The Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 45.6% so far, more than the Bobcats shooters have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bobcats own the league's No. 27-rated mark, allowing 103.4 points per game when playing on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring on their home court.

The Bobcats were a 102-78 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (180) made winners of UNDER bettors. Charlotte was run off the court by the Spurs on Wednesday as San Antonio blasted them 102-78 at AT&T Center.

Houston lost its last outing, a 118-110 result against the Nuggets on January 30. The Rockets failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 228 combined points took the game OVER the total. Houston got 22 points from Jeremy Lin but lost anyway 118-110 against the Nuggets on Wednesday at Pepsi Center.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Denver are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Next up:
Charlotte at Miami, Monday, February 4
Houston home to Golden State, Tuesday, February 5