Charlotte Bobcats vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 3/22/14
Portland Trail Blazers (45-24) at Charlotte Bobcats (33-36)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Bobcats -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trailblazers will be hoping to have LaMarcus Aldridge back in the lineup tonight when they take on the Charlotte Bobcats.
The shorthanded Trailblazers have bounced back from an ugly four-game losing streak with three wins in their last four games. On Thursday, Wesley Matthews led the way with a game-high 28 points, while Damian Lillard added 23 points and 10 assists as the Blazers beat the Wizards by 116-103. With the win, Portland remain at fifth in the Western Conference standings, just 1 1/2 games ahead of Golden State. In injury news, LaMarcus Aldridge sat out his his fourth straight game with a back ailment but is listed as a game-time decision for tonight's meeting against the Bobcats.
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Meanwhile, the Bobcats have fallen from four straight wins with consecutive losses to the Hawks and the Nets. On Wednesday, Al Jefferson led five players in double figures with his 18 points and 12 rebounds, but Kemba Walker was kept to just seven points on two of eight shooting. With the loss, Charlotte drop to 33-36 on the season and 14-21 on the road where they've lost five of their last seven.
In ATS trends, the Blazers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a win of more than 10 points, while the Bobcats are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the Blazers are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings overall and the Over is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Charlotte.
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