Charlotte Bobcats vs. Portland Trailblazers Betting Odds & Pick from Brandon Shively: January 2nd 2014
Charlotte Bobcats vs. Portland Trailblazers
Betting Pick: Under 199 points -110 odds (January 2nd 2014)
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This is Charlotte’s 3rd road game in 4 nights out on the West Coast and one where the Bobcats know they cannot run with Portland. Charlotte still struggles to score this year, especially on the road, and tonight things will not get any easier.
Looking at the Charlotte offense, they are ranked 29th in the NBA scoring only 92 ppg. The most improved part of the Charlotte team this year though is their defense. They are ranked 3rd in the NBA in points allowed at 93 ppg. The UNDER is now 20-11-1 on the season in all Charlotte games and I like this game to go UNDER tonight also.
For Portland, they are coming off a huge bounce back win vs. the Thunder after losing two straight games for the first time this season. I would like to note that the OVER is 9-1 the L10 Portland games overall. They were on a 9-0 OVER run before the 98-94 win vs. the Thunder (Under 214). The OVER is 24-8 overall on the season for Portland. It is hard to set totals when two teams match-up with such contrasting styles. The total for this game as been set too high for this game as Portland will not be in any rush to push the pace in this game.
The UNDER is a perfect 6-0 In Charlotte games this year when the total is 195 points or more. The UNDER is also a perfect 5-0 their last 5 games vs. the Western Conference.
Play on : Charlotte/ Portland UNDER the TOTAL