Charlotte Bobcats vs. Golden State Warriors Point Spread Betting Pick
The Charlotte Bobcats wrap-up a four-game road trip through the Western Conference with a Tuesday night clash against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena. Tip-off is set for 10:30 p.m. (ET) and the game will be available on NBA League Pass
Point Spread: Golden State -9.5
Total Line: 199
Bobcats vs. Warriors Game Overview
Charlotte continues to grind it way through the regular season with a 4-3 mark in its last seven games both straight-up and against the spread. It is now 21-28 overall with a 26-21-2 record ATS. The Bobcats have been a steady play on the road with a 15-9-1 ATS record and the total has gone OVER in 15 of the 25 road games. The total has actually stayed UNDER in four of their last six games overall.
A big part of Charlotte's offensive attack has been missing with Kemba Walker on the shelf with a sprained ankle, but the good news is his playing status has been upgraded to questionable for Tuesday night. He was averaging 18.7 points and five assists before getting hurt, but the top scorer on the team is still Al Jefferson with 19.6 points a night. The Bobcats are ranked 28th in the NBA in scoring with an average of 94.4 points, but they continue to do a good job at the other end of the court by holding opponents to 97.4 points a game.
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The Warriors are holding down the seventh spot in the Western Conference standings with an overall SU record of 29-19. They have been a hard team to wager on this season with an ATS record of 21-25-2 that includes a costly 8-13-1 mark at home. Golden State is an even 5-5 SU in its last 10 games, but it has failed to cover in seven of those contests. The total has stayed UNDER in its last four games including a 95-9- victory over Utah last Friday as a 5.5-point road favorite. The closing total line for that game was set at 200.5.
Golden State could have a major gap in its lineup as well for Tuesday night depending on the health of David Lee. He missed Friday's game against the Jazz with a shoulder injury and he remains questionable for this game as well. Lee is averaging 19.1 points and 9.8 rebounds a game with Stephen Curry scoring a team-high 24.5 points while dishing out nine assists a game. Klay Thompson has also been a big part of this offense with 18.7 points. He is shooting 43.3 percent from the field, but hitting a solid 40.9 percent from 3-point range. The Warriors, as a team, are shooting 46 percent from the field and 38.3 percent from beyond the arc.
The Bobcats are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a SU loss and 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 road games. The total has gone OVER in 12 of their last 16 games on the road.
The Warriors are 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games and 0-5 ATS in their last five contests following a SU win. The total has gone OVER in 10 of their last 14 games against a team with a SU losing record.
Head-to-head in this matchup, Charlotte has won three of the last five meetings both SU and ATS including a 115-111 shootout at home in December as a six-point underdog. The total has gone OVER in four of the last five games overall and in the last seven played at Golden State.
My first thought was a play on the OVER in this game, given the strong betting trends pointing towards another high scoring affair. As far as a pick on the sides, I am going with Charlotte to cover on the road although the actual spread will not be set until Lee's playing status is determined.