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New Orleans favored by $Spread against Charlotte on Saturday

Charlotte BobcatsNew Orleans Pelicans
1-1November 02, 2013, 08:00 | New Orleans Arena0-2

The visiting Bobcats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at New Orleans Arena against the Pelicans.

The Pelicans sit at 0-2 (0-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bobcats are currently 1-1 (1-0-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Orleans is 1-1 OU, and Charlotte is 0-2 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Charlotte Bobcats vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds and Stats.

The Pelicans were listed as a -7-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 189 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The Pelicans - Bobcats odds would favor the Pelicans if the lines were set according to power ranks. New Orleans is rated No. 21 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bobcats sit at No. 25. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-74 win for the Bobcats.

The Bobcats were a 90-84 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cavaliers. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (174) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Bobcats got 23 points from Kemba Walker as Charlotte ran past Cleveland 90-84 on Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Pelicans were a 110-90 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Magic. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (200) made winners of OVER bettors. New Orleans was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Orlando and falling 110-90 at Amway Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 13-rated squad against Charlotte's No. 27-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 25 in the league with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 with 3.5 per outing.

Next up:
Charlotte at New York, Tuesday, November 5th
New Orleans at Phoenix, Tuesday, November 5th