NBA betting favors Charlotte as they come out of the All-Star break facing New Jersey on Tuesday.
The Bobcats have won 7 of the last 10 overall against the Nets and they are 6-4 against the basketball betting odds.
NBA betting has not been very successful this season on New Jersey but at least the Nets have Brook Lopez. He is leading the Nets in points 18.8, rebounds 9.0 and blocks 1.92. He has started in all 52 games for New Jersey this season. He was a big reason why the Nets defeated Charlotte for their first win of the season back in early December. The Nets won 97-91 over Charlotte as Lopez led the way with 31 points and 14 rebounds. Courtney Lee had career-high 27 points for the Nets. In their first meeting back in November, the Bobcats routed the Nets 79-68 in NBA betting.
The Nets actually have been better of late in NBA betting. They are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Nets are 3-0-1 vs. the basketball betting line in their last 4 road games. The Nets are 5-2 vs. the basketball betting line in the last 7 meetings against Charlotte. New Jersey still have poor numbers overall though as they are 10-17-1 this season on the road in NBA betting. The problem is that the Nets are last in the league in scoring, averaging under 90 points per game. Their defense is 20th in the league and while that is not terrible, it does not make up for their lack of offense.
The Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Charlotte is 14-11 at home this season vs. the NBA betting odds. The Bobcats are in good shape to make the playoffs this season and the actually are ahead of Miami in the standings so it is possible Charlotte could finish 6th or 7th and avoid Cleveland in the first round.
Eight of the last eleven Charlotte games overall have gone over the NBA betting total. In this series with New Jersey, three of the last five at Charlotte have gone over. Charlotte can play defense as they are 2nd in the league in fewest points allowed. They do struggle on offense though, as they are 28th in the league as basketball betting stats indicate.