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Nets host Bobcats in basketball action

Charlotte BobcatsBrooklyn Nets
Dec 28, 7:30 PM | Barclays Center

Charlotte Bobcats vs Brooklyn Nets Odds

7-21TEAM RECORD14-14

The visiting Bobcats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Barclays Center against the Nets.

The Bobcats will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 10-18 ATS against the number this season, while the Nets are 12-15-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Charlotte is 15-12-1 on the totals; Brooklyn is 10-18.

View Charlotte vs Brooklyn Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 30-rated Bobcats taking on the No. 15-rated Nets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 98-89 win for the Nets on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Brooklyn's No. 22-ranked offense (94.5 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 30 at 105 PPG. The Nets have averaged 43.8% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (41.9% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bobcats own the league's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 108.5 points per game when playing on the road. Brooklyn, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in scoring on their home court.

Charlotte was a 105-92 loser in its last match at home against the Heat. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 197 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Charlotte got 27 points from Kemba Walker en route to a 105-92 loss against Miami on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Brooklyn lost its last outing, a 108-93 result against the Bucks on December 26. The Nets failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 201 combined points took the game OVER the total. Brook Lopez scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 108-93 against Milwaukee in NBA action at Bradley Center.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing New Orleans are 2-8
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 0-10

Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Bobcats at Nets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte's last 8 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games on the road
Charlotte is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Brooklyn
Charlotte is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games
Brooklyn is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Brooklyn's last 8 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Brooklyn's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Charlotte home to New Orleans, Saturday, December 29
Brooklyn home to Cleveland, Saturday, December 29