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Pointspread favors Clippers in battle with Bobcats

Los Angeles ClippersCharlotte Bobcats
29-14January 22, 2014, 07:00 | Time Warner Cable Arena18-25

The Bobcats will be trying to slam the Clippers on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Time Warner Cable Arena in NBA betting action.

The Clippers will try to spoil the party on Wednesday; they are 25-18 ATS against the number this season, while the Bobcats are 23-19-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Los Angeles is 23-18-2 on the totals; Charlotte is 20-22-1.

View Los Angeles Clippers vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Bobcats in this one, they were listed earlier as 4.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 200 for Wednesday at shops such as 5Dimes.

This game matches up the No. 27 (Bobcats) and the No. 9 (Clippers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 97-89 result in favor of the Clippers is predicted by handicapping models.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 112-103 result against the Pistons on January 20. The Clippers covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 215 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Clippers got a 26-point performance from Jamal Crawford as Los Angeles ran past Detroit 112-103 on Monday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 100-95 winner as they battled the Raptors at home. The Bobcats covered in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 195 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Charlotte earned a 100-95 victory over Toronto on Monday, getting 23 points from Ramon Sessions at Time Warner Cable Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Clippers rank No. 16 in the league with 43.12 per game. That compares with Charlotte’s No. 23 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Charlotte is the NBA’s No. 29-ranked team at 5.49 per game, while the Clippers rate No. 12 with 8.12 per contest.

A few Clippers at Bobcats trends to consider:
LA Clippers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Clippers's last 6 games
LA Clippers is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Clippers's last 5 games on the road
Charlotte is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Charlotte is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Los Angeles at Chicago, Friday, January 24th
Charlotte at New York, Friday, January 24th