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Pacers host Bobcats in basketball action

Charlotte BobcatsIndiana Pacers
10-12December 13, 2013, 07:00 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse19-3

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Friday when the Bobcats of Charlotte hit the hard court against the Pacers of Indiana.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Pacers currently sport a record of 19-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-6 ATS. The Bobcats are 10-12 and 13-8-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pacers post a 8-14 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bobcats have gone 6-15-1 against the number.

View Charlotte Bobcats vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Stats.

Indiana opened as -12-point Favorite at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 183.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

This game pits the Pacers, currently No. 2 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Bobcats, who rate No. 25 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 93-84 victory for the Pacers.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 92-83 loser as they battled the Magic at home. The Bobcats failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 175 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Gerald Henderson scored 12 points in a failed effort to lead the Bobcats to victory (they lost 92-83 to Orlando at Time Warner Cable Arena on Wednesday).

Indiana won its last outing, a 90-84 result against the Heat on December 10. The Pacers covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 174 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Indiana got 24 points from Roy Hibbert en route to a 90-84 victory over Miami on Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 9-rated squad against Charlotte's No. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 17 in the league with 7.23 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 with 4.5 per outing.

A few Bobcats at Pacers trends to consider:
Charlotte is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Charlotte's last 10 games
Charlotte is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Charlotte is 4-19 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Indiana is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Indiana is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Indiana's last 25 games

Next up:
Charlotte home to Los Angeles, Saturday, December 14th
Indiana home to Detroit, Monday, December 16th