Charlotte Bobcats vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 4/12/14
Philadelphia 76ers (17-61) at Charlotte Bobcats (40-38)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Bobcats -12.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, TSOH
The Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Bobcats will play Saturday for the fourth and final time this season. The Bobcats lead the series 2-1.
The 76ers have lost five of their last six games and continue to tank for the NBA draft lottery. On the season, the 76ers average 99.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allow 110.1 points on 47 percent shooting. The 76ers are 1-15 SU in their last 16 road games and consistently get blown out by double digits. Henry Sims has been the lone bright spot for the 76ers lately, as he’s shooting 51.9 percent from the field in his last five games. The Philadelphia a76ers are 33-45 ATS overall and 20-18 ATS on the road.
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The Bobcats continue to fight for solid playoff position, but are coming off a 106-103 loss to the Boston Celtics. On the season, the Bobcats average 96.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allow 97.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Al Jefferson continues to lead the way for Charlotte, as he’s shooting 51.9 percent from the field and grabbing 13.8 rebounds in his last five games. The Bobcats have held five of their last six opponents to 94 or less points. The Charlotte Bobcats are 46-29-3 ATS overall and 23-15-1 ATS at home.
The 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 15-37 ATS in their last 52 games playing on 0 days rest. The Bobcats are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings, while the favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings.
The Bobcats are coming off a tough loss on Friday and could be looking ahead to the playoffs. That's why I'm going to back the 76ers and the points, as this is simply too many to give at this point in the season when both teams aren't 100 percent focused on the regular season.