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Pointspread favors Nuggets in battle with Bobcats

Charlotte BobcatsDenver Nuggets
March 2, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Charlotte Bobcats vs Denver Nuggets Odds

26-33TEAM RECORD35-26

The Nuggets will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Bobcats tip off at Pepsi Center on Wednesday in NBA play.

The Nuggets are 35-26 so far on the season, and 28-30-3 ATS vs. the number. The Bobcats, meanwhile, are 26-33 and 29-28-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Denver go 32-28-1 and the Bobcats go 29-30 on the totals.

View Charlotte vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Denver opened as 7.5-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 202 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Nuggets and the No. 24-ranked Bobcats, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 104-98 result in favor of the Nuggets.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Denver's No. 15-rated squad against Charlotte's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Denver rates No. 7 in the league with 7.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 23 with 5.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.9 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

Charlotte was a 100-86 loser in its last match on the road against the Magic. They failed to cover the 11–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 186 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Bobcats got a terrific 35-point performance from Stephen Jackson but Orlando handed them a 100-86 defeat on Sunday at Amway Center.

The Nuggets were a 100-90 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Hawks. They covered the 6–point spread as favorites, while the total score (190) made winners of UNDER bettors. J.R. Smith scored 19 points leading the Nuggets to a 100-90 victory over Atlanta at Pepsi Center on Monday.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After playing Orlando are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4

Denver Nuggets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

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

Next up:
Charlotte at LA Lakers, Friday, March 4
Denver at Utah, Thursday, March 3