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Charlotte BobcatsDenver Nuggets
Dec 22, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Charlotte Bobcats vs Denver Nuggets Odds

7-19TEAM RECORD14-13

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Bobcats travelling to Denver Saturday to face the Nuggets on Saturday.

The Bobcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 10-16 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Nuggets are 16-11 ATS. Charlotte is 15-10-1 against the total, while Denver is 15-12 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
The Bobcats were listed as 12.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 207 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Nuggets, currently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Bobcats, who rate No. 30 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 102-93 victory for the Nuggets.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 3-rated squad against Charlotte's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 23 in the league with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 19 with 6.5 per outing.

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, giving up 108.4 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Charlotte was a 115-100 loser on the road against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (215) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Charlotte got 23 points from Gerald Henderson but lost anyway 115-100 against the Warriors on Friday at Oracle Arena.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 101-93 loser as they battled the Trail Blazers on the road. The Nuggets failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 194 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Nuggets got 13 points from Andre Iguodala, but it was Portland that prevailed in a 101-93 final on Thursday at Rose Garden.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 5-5
After a loss are 0-10

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bobcats at Nuggets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games
Charlotte is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Denver
Charlotte is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Denver
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Charlotte
Denver is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Charlotte home to Miami, Wednesday, December 26
Denver at LA Clippers, Tuesday, December 25