Online sports gambling fans should take note that if the NBA sports betting post season ended now the Bobcats would be in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Charlotte had an online sports gambling record of 24-22 straight up and a most impressive sports betting mark of 28-18 against the spread.
The Bobcats were an equally impressive online sports gambling commodity both at home and on the road as they were 14-9 against the spread either way. Charlotte has had the online sports gambling reputation of having a strong defensive team and that is again the case this year as they rank number one in the NBA for points allowed.
Offense has continued to be the online sports gambling weakness of the Bobcats as they ranked just 28th in the NBA for scoring. An interesting online sports gambling irony, however, is that the Bobcats have been trending over the total. Despite the weak offense and great defense Charlotte went over the total in 28 out of 46 games overall.
From January 16 through January 30 the Bobcats went over the online sports gambling number in eight out of nine games. The tendency of Charlotte to go over the online sports gambling total is a great lesson in how public perception can change the price on a game.
The online sports gambling odds makers are well aware of Charlotte’s reputation for low scoring games and thus, as a result, put excessively low numbers on the board, in the attempt to drive “over” action on the games.
To put it another way the value has been with the over since the line makers are given added incentives for gamblers to go that way. Veteran head coach Larry Brown has done a remarkable job of improving the Bobcats and leading them into prime contention position.
Brown has been successful in nearly all of his NBA stops with the exception of New York but that has been proven to be an ownership problem that had nothing to do with him. With Brown in command a playoff berth is a solid bet for the Bobcats.