NBA Predictions: Houston Rockets vs. Charlotte Bobcats

Houston Rockets vs. Charlotte Bobcats
Monday, 3/24/14, 7:00 PM EST
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The Charlotte Bobcats are 20-13-2 ATS at home this season

The Charlotte Bobcats are 20-13-2 ATS at home this season

Houston has won three games in a row, including a 118-111 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers as eight-point road favorites last Saturday, while going OVER the betting total for a fifth consecutive contest.  The Rockets have four of five probable starters averaging in double figures, with shooting guard James Harden leading the way at 24.8 points a contest, which can’t be ignored when making your NBA predictions.  It’s important to point out that center Dwight Howard is listed as day-to-day with a left ankle sprain.  Houston is 27-4 SU and 16-13-2 ATS versus teams with a losing record this season.

The Rockets are 19-15 SU on the road this season, including a 7-5 mark when taking on Eastern Conference opponents, which is important to consider when looking over the pro basketball odds page.  Houston is now 26-9 SU since the calendar rolled into 2014, as it sits just three wins from posting its 10th 50-win season in franchise history.  Since the All-Star break, the team is averaging 52.5 points in the paint.

Charlotte snapped a two-game losing streak by picking up a 124-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers as one-point home favorites last Saturday, while going OVER the betting total for a second consecutive affair.  The Bobcats have three of five probable starters averaging double figures, with center Al Jefferson leading the way at 21.4 points a contest, while also averaging 10.4 rebounds.  Charlotte is 20-15 SU and 20-13-2 ATS at home this season, with the UNDER going 21-12-2 in that situation.

The Bobcats have won 11 of 17 games since the All-Star break, which is tied for the third-best record in the East over that span.  Charlotte has won nine of its last 10 games  at Time Warner Cable Arena, which has been made possible by averaging the fewest turnovers in the league this season.  Last season, the team allowed 102.7 points per game, but that number has dropped to 97.1 during the 2013-14 campaign.

Sports bettors will likely back the Bobcats due to their 12-3-1 ATS mark in their last 16 home games.

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