Charlotte Bobcats vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 12/6/13
Philadelphia 76ers (7-12) at Charlotte Bobcats (8-11)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Bobcats -6 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Bobcats welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to town on Friday night.
The Bobcats are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U loss and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 vs. Eastern Conference, but just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The 76ers on the other hand are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 game playing on 2 days rest, but just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
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Why does the Eastern Conference have to suck so bad? We aren’t even a month and a half into the season yet and I’m already over writing about these crappy teams in the East. What makes matters worse, I can’t really attempt to pick a clear winner between these two teams because the Charlotte Bobcats are just bad at home while the Philadelphia 76ers are rubbish on the road. The Bobcats are 4-6 at home on the season and they are coming off a 16-point win over the Milwaukee Bucks in their last game at Time Warner Cable Arena, but they did drop six of their previous seven home games. Meanwhile, the 76ers have only won once in eight attempts away from home and most of their losses have come by double-digits. Plus, they will be without Michael Cater-Williams tonight, which is a huge loss cause they rely on basically four players to get them across the line every night.
I don’t even have a lean on the totals because we have such contrasting styles going head-to-head, it’s hard to tell which one will prevail. Philly is far-and-away the worst defensive team in the NBA, giving up a whopping 110.8 points per game. Just think about that for a second. On the other side of the spectrum, Charlotte is dead-last in the league in points per game, averaging a measly 88.8 points per contest. Just to put it into perspective how bad this Bobcats team is on offense, they have scored over 100 points just once in 19 games this season when they won in New York 102-97.
So what’s it going to be? The bad home team? The bad road team? The team that can't score or the team that can't stop anyone from scoring?
Dan’s Pick: Under 195