Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Wednesday Night November 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST.
The (11-3) Portland Trailblazers of the Western Conference Northwest division will make the trip from “RIP CITY” aka Portland to the Queen City to take on the (4-11) Charlotte Hornets of the Eastern Conference Southeast division in 2014 NBA action. They will play at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. This Sports Handicapper believes the Portland Trailblazers are going to challenge Oklahoma City for their divisional title this season. The Charlotte Bobcats are off to a slow start and will be seeking revenge from a 102-100 road loss in the Great Northwest on November 11th of this season. The Opening Betting Line has Charlotte as a 6 point home underdog, and the total is posted at 196 points for Wednesday Night’s game.
2014-15 Portland Trailblazers are going to be playing their third game on the East Coast since the 23rd of this month. Portland opened with wins in Boston and Philadelphia; a short trip ends in Charlotte before the team goes back home to face Memphis and Minnesota. Portland is one of the hottest teams in the league winning 8 in a row and is 8-3 ATS their last 11 vs. Charlotte. Portland has covered six of eight vs. The Number, going over the total four times and staying under the 2014 NBA Expert Betting Predictions four times. Portland is healthy for the first time this season, and they are playing like one of the elite teams in the National Basketball Association. The key to a Trailblazer win is to compete and be focused, Charlotte remembers the last second loss a couple of weeks ago at the Moda Center.
The 2014-15 Charlotte Bobcats have not yet met the expectations placed on the franchise this season. Charlotte was bounced in the first round of last years playoffs by the Miami Heat and when they signed guard Lance Stephenson in free agency, everyone thought it was the answer, but like in Cleveland it takes time for the team to gel. Charlotte has lost six in a row and were 0-4-2 Against The Spread in the six-game span, going over the total three times and staying under three in the six. The over is 6-1 the last seven times the teams have played in the largest City on Tobacco Road. The key to a Hornets win is to play focused and make open shots, Charlotte needs a win bad, and the payback factor could be just what the doctor ordered.
Free Pick: Charlotte+6.