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Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Bobcats in NBA odds tilt

Charlotte BobcatsToronto Raptors
11-14December 18, 2013, 07:00 | Air Canada Centre9-13

Toronto looks to cover the Raptors-Bobcats pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 9-13 mark when they host Charlotte in NBA action.

The Raptors bring a 9-13 record (10-12 ATS) to the battle against the 11-14 Bobcats, who are 15-9-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 13-9 so far and the Bobcats go 7-17-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Charlotte Bobcats vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Raptors installed as -6-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 191.5.

This game matches up the No. 12 (Raptors) and the No. 24 (Bobcats) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 88-86 result in favor of the Raptors is predicted by handicapping models.

Charlotte was a 95-87 winner in its last match at home against the Kings. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 182 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Bobcats grabbed a 95-87 win over the Kings on Tuesday, behind a 24-point effort from Kemba Walker at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 99-77 winner as they battled the Bulls on the road. The Raptors covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 176 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Toronto cruised to victory on Saturday, running Chicago out of the gym and running up a 99-77 score at United Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 18-ranked offense (98.5 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 2 at 92.28 PPG. The Raptors have averaged 43.35% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (41.7% on average).

A few Bobcats at Raptors trends to consider:
Charlotte is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
Charlotte is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Charlotte is 4-20 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games on the road
Toronto is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Toronto is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Charlotte at Detroit, Friday, December 20th
Toronto at Dallas, Friday, December 20th