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Oklahoma City favored by 15.5 against Charlotte on Saturday

Charlotte BobcatsOklahoma City Thunder
March 10, 8:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Charlotte Bobcats vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

5-33TEAM RECORD31-9

Oklahoma City will look to improve on its 31-9 record on Saturday when they host Charlotte in NBA odds action at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Bobcats will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 14-24 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Thunder are 22-18 ATS. Charlotte is 16-21-1 against the total, while Oklahoma City is 19-21 versus the number.

View Charlotte vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Thunder sat as 15.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 199.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Thunder at No. 3 and the Bobcats at No. 30 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 102-83 result in favor of the Thunder.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 102 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 27 at 100.2 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 46.9% so far, more than the Bobcats shooters have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 102.2 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

The Bobcats were an 83-74 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Nets. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (157) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Bobcats endured an 83-74 loss at the hands of the Nets on Friday, despite a 19-point effort from Corey Maggette at Time Warner Cable Arena.

In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 96-90 loser at home against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (186) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Oklahoma City got 23 points from Kevin Durant but lost anyway 96-90 against the Cavaliers on Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing New Orleans are 3-7
After playing New Jersey are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bobcats at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Charlotte's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte
Oklahoma City is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Charlotte
Oklahoma City is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Charlotte at New Orleans, Monday, March 12
Oklahoma City home to Houston, Tuesday, March 13

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