Inconsistent and Hurting Raptors Host Rejuvenated, youthful Bobcats
The Charlotte Bobcats (4-9 SU, 7-6 ATS, 2-10-1 O/U) snapped a four-game losing streak in their last game. The Toronto Raptors (6-7 SU, 6-7 ATS, 9-4 O/U) have dropped two straight games in the BetUS Sportsbook. Tonight, both teams will be looking to pick up a much-needed win for fans and BetUS NBA sports betting backers when they meet at Air Canada Centre tonight.
Rookie point guard D.J. Augustin scored a career-high 25 points and handed out 11 assists to lead the Bobcats past the Philadelphia 76ers 93-84 on Monday night to cover the spread as a 3-point home underdog.
Fellow point guard Raymond Felton, who has played alongside of Augustin in the starting backcourt recently because of injuries, has averaged 15.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.0 assists since pairing with Augustin and tied a season high with 23 points to go with his seven rebounds and five assists against Philadelphia.
“When I got the job and we drafted D.J., I was hopeful to rotate J-Rich, Raymond and D.J. and have a three-man rotation,” Brown said.
The Raptors were spanked by the Boston Celtics on Sunday, losing 118-103 as a 4.5-point home underdog. Chris Bosh scored a game-high 24 points for Toronto and point guard Jose Calderon added 14 points and nine assists, but was routinely beaten off the dribble by Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo.
Here is a look at the key trends for each team followed by my in-depth analysis and NBA Free Picks.
The Bobcats are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
The Bobcats are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a home winning percentage of less than .400.
The Raptors are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest.
The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points.
The Under is 4-0 in Bobcats last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
The Over is 6-0 in Raptors last 6 home games.
The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Toronto.
The Favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
Charlotte Bobcats +7 -110
Toronto Raptors -7 -110
Over 183 -110
Under 183 -110
Analysis: The Raptors have been an inconsistent bunch this season, but I like them to win and cover the spread in this matchup as the Bobcats have really struggled on the road so far this season.