Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Bobcats - 4/2/14
Charlotte Bobcats (36-38) at Philadelphia 76ers (16-58)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, CSN
The Charlotte Bobcats look to solidify their playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. This is the third of four scheduled meetings this season, and the series is currently split.
The Bobcats are currently looked into the seventh seed in the East and have won three of their last five games. On the season, the Bobcats average 96.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allow 97.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting. While the Bobcats are much more known for their defense, Charlotte is 8-1 SU in its last nine games when topping 100 points. Point guard Kemba Walker is dishing out 7.8 assists and averaging 22.6 points in his last five games. The Charlotte Bobcats are 42-29-3 ATS overall and 20-14-2 ATS on the road.
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The 76ers were able to snap their 26-game losing streak with a win over the Detroit Pistons, but followed up the win with a loss against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday. On the season, the 76ers average 99 points on 43 percent shooting and allow 109.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting. It’s no secret the 76ers are one of the worst NBA teams of all-time and if you’re even considering backing them, you should be ashamed of yourself. The Philadelphia 76ers are 30-44 ATS overall and 12-26 ATS at home.
The Bobcats are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The 76ers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, while the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
I know I said you really shouldn’t consider backing the 76ers, but eight points is simply too much to be giving Philadelphia at home. The 76ers have been covering the spread lately and should be able to keep up with an average Bobcats team.