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The Charlotte Bobcats and the Portland Trail Blazers will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Rose Garden.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 112-85 loser as they battled the Clippers on the road. The Bobcats failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point underdog, while 197 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Portland won its last outing, a 98-94 result against the Thunder on December 31. The Trail Blazers covered in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 192 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Team record: 14-19 SU, 19-13-1 ATS
Current streak: lost 4 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road

When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Sacramento are 5-5
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Team record: 25-7 SU, 19-13 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games at home
is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 9 of last 10 games
is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Charlotte

When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Next up:
Charlotte at Sacramento, Saturday, January 4
Portland home to Philadelphia, Saturday, January 4