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Wizards visit Bobcats in hoops battle

Washington WizardsCharlotte Bobcats
38-35March 31, 2014, 07:00 | Time Warner Cable Arena35-38

Washington pays a visit to Charlotte on Monday, hoping to send the Bobcats to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Time Warner Cable Arena.

This season the Bobcats are 35-38 overall and 41-30-2 ATS against the number, while the Wizards are 38-35 and 36-35-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Charlotte is 35-36-2 on the OU, and Washington is 39-34.View Washington Wizards vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds and Stats.

Charlotte opened as -2-point Favorite at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 193 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 16-rated Bobcats and the No. 13-rated Wizards in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 92-90 win for the Wizards on Monday.

The Wizards were a 101-97 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (198) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Wizards got a 25-point performance from John Wall as Washington ran past Atlanta 101-97 on Saturday at Verizon Center.

The Bobcats were a 110-105 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Magic. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (215) made winners of OVER bettors. Charlotte got 24 points from Josh McRoberts but lost anyway 110-105 against the Magic on Friday at Amway Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Charlotte's No. 25-ranked offense (96.41 PPG) against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 12 at 100.1 PPG. The Bobcats have averaged 44.19% from the field per game, less than the Wizards have managed so far this season (45.45% on average).

Next up:
Washington home to Boston, Wednesday, April 2nd
Charlotte at Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 2nd