Charlotte Bobcats vs. Brooklyn Nets Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/20/13
Brooklyn Nets (3-7) at Charlotte Bobcats (5-6)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Bobcats +4.5 -- Over/Under: 184.5 See the Latest Odds
The Brooklyn Nets head to Charlotte on Wednesday to face off against the Bobcats.
The Charlotte Bobcats are currently sitting at 5-6 on the season, while going 2-3 at home overall this year. The Bobcats are playing excellent defense, allowing just 92.9 points per game on average, but on the offensive end of the floor, the Bobcats are struggling, scoring just 88.5, ranking Charlotte 30th in the league currently. The Bobcats are coming off back to back losses to the Heat at home, and then to the Chicago Bulls on the road, where they fell to Chicago 86-81 on Monday. Prior to those two losses the Bobcats had won back to back road games however, defeating the Celtics and the Cavs on the road last week.
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The Brooklyn Nets are just 3-7 on the year, and on the road, the Nets are really struggling, going just 1-5 this season. Brooklyn is ranked 19th in the league offensively this year, scoring 97.1 points per game, but the defense has struggled for the Nets, as Brooklyn is allowing 102.4 per outing. The Nets are just 1-5 through their last six games, with that lone win coming against the Suns, in Phoenix last Friday. Since then, the Nets have fallen to the Clippers on the road, and then to the Trail Blazers, in Brooklyn on Monday, 108-98.
The Brooklyn Nets are 4-6 against the spread this season, and when on the road, the Nets are 2-4 against the number. The total is also 6/4 to the over for the Nets on the year. When playing out of conference, the Nets are 2-2 against the spread on the season, and coming off a loss of ten points or more, the Nets are 2-0 ATS this year.
The Charlotte Bobcats are 6-4 against the spread on the season, and when playing at home, the Bobcats are just 2-3 ATS. When facing the Atlantic division, the Bobcats are 3-1 against the spread and when playing against a team with a losing record, the Bobcats are 2-2 ATS this year.
My play here is going to be on the Bobcats. I know Charlotte is a bit banged up right now, but so are the Nets. Brooklyn just hasn’t impresses me this season, and the Nets sure haven’t done anything that I can see that should allow them to be a favorite on the road against Charlotte.