The NBA betting schedule on this game is interesting as it’s the last game of a four-game road trip for the Blazers and the first of a four-game home stand for the Bobcats.
Basketball betting numbers show that Portland has won five of the last eight meetings between the two teams but they are only 4-4 against the basketball odds. The Blazers have won three of the last four games at Charlotte but they are just 2-2 against the basketball odds.
Portland has been led this season by Brandon Roy but he missed the last week or so and his status for this game should be checked before making basketball betting wagers. The Blazers can still score without Roy but he is such a fantastic player that taking Portland without him is a risk in NBA betting. The Blazers have gotten strong play out of some other young players including LaMarcus Aldridge and Rudy Fernandez but they need Roy at full strength to win consistently and cover the basketball betting pointspread.
Charlotte has had trouble scoring this season, ranking at the bottom of the league for most of the season as basketball betting statistics have it. The Bobcats play excellent defense though and that has kept them within the basketball betting number more than half the time.
Four of the last five meetings between the two teams have gone over the basketball betting total. At Charlotte, the over/under is 2-2 versus the NBA betting total. The Bobcats have been a good under team in basketball betting since they can’t score but play good defense. This matchup with the Blazers looks like a solid under play in NBA betting since Portland can also play defense. The under could be an even stronger play on the basketball betting total if Roy is out of the lineup.
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