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Pointspread favors Cavaliers in battle with Bobcats

Charlotte BobcatsCleveland Cavaliers
4-4November 15, 2013, 07:30 | Quicken Loans Arena3-6

The Cleveland Cavaliers host Charlotte on Friday, looking to build on their 3-6 mark against the 4-4 Bobcats in NBA action at Quicken Loans Arena.

Cleveland will face the 4-4 Bobcats, who own a 4-3-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Cavaliers are 3-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bobcats are 4-4 favoring the OVER.

View Charlotte Bobcats vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

The Bobcats were listed as 7-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 189 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cavaliers at No. 28 and the Bobcats at No. 30 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 84-80 result in favor of the Bobcats.

Charlotte was an 89-83 winner in its last match on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 172 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Boston was victimized for 22 points and 11 rebounds by Al Jefferson as the Bobcats defeated the Celtics 89-83 in NBA action on Wednesday.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 124-95 result against the Timberwolves on November 13. The Cavaliers failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 219 combined points took the game OVER the total. Cleveland was run off the court by the Timberwolves on Wednesday as Minnesota blasted them 124-95 at Target Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Cleveland's No. 17-rated squad against Charlotte's No. 20-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Cleveland rates No. 20 in the league with 6.78 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 with 4.12 per outing.

A few Bobcats at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games
Charlotte is 6-15-1 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
Charlotte is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Charlotte is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland's last 13 games
Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Charlotte home to Miami, Saturday, November 16th
Cleveland at Washington, Saturday, November 16th