The Charlotte Bobcats were a big surprise last season in NBA wagering online as they won 44 games straight up and 44 against the spread.
It might be tough for the Bobcats to duplicate that success this season and gamblers at the Sbg global sportsbook might want to be a little cautious when they make an NBA bet on Charlotte this season.
Last Year’s Record 44-38 SU, 44-37-1 ATS
The Bobcats were a team that made gamblers money last season. Charlotte was underrated and undervalued on many nights during the season. That won’t happen quite as often this season. Charlotte made the playoffs a year ago so they won’t be ignored on the NBA betting basketball board.
Projected Starting Lineup
Guard – Stephen Jackson
Guard – D.J. Augustin
Center – Nazr Mohammed
Forward – Tyrus Thomas
Forward – Gerald Wallace
There is one thing you can count on with Charlotte and that is low scoring games. The Bobcats are excellent defensively and they struggle to score. That is not likely to change this season. Jackson and Wallace are their two scoring threats but neither are players that throw fear into opponents. The Bobcats lost Raymond Felton in the off-season so they could struggle to score even more this season. Charlotte did nothing in the off-season to improve the team and in fact, they may have taken a step back. They went and got Kwame Brown but that may actually be a step back considering how rotten Brown has been so far in his career. The team will also miss Tyson Chandler who they traded to Dallas last season. Charlotte has some major problems up front as they are counting on either Brown or Mohammed. The team did add Thomas but he is not a scorer. He averaged just 10.1 points per game last season. He will rebound and play defense and while that is good, the Bobcats need someone else who can score. The Bobcats play in a tough division with Orlando, Miami and Atlanta and they do not have the players to beat those teams on a regular basis in NBA wagering online. Perhaps the Bobcats can be in the mix for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference but it looks more likely that Charlotte will take a step back in 2010-2011.