Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/10/14
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The Blazers are coming off, yet another, road loss, but it should not be too hard to get back in the W column facing a Bobcats’ team that is the worst in the league and on top of that have several injured starters.

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Charlotte Bobcats (3-19) at Portland Trailblazers (12-9)
When: 10 PM ET, Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Where: Rose Garden, Portland, OR
Broadcast: FSCR
Bobcats vs. Blazers Betting Lines from Bovada.lv
Spread: Blazers -14
Moneyline: OFF
Over/Under: 186

Not hard to see why the Blazers are such huge favorites, as they only have 1 loss at home this season (9-1) while the Bobcats only have 1 win on the road (1-11).

The Bobcats have lost 3 straight against the Blazers in Portland.

In their last games the Bobcats were crushed losing to the L.A. Lakers 106-73 and the Blazers lost to the Utah Jazz 93-89.

The Bobcats have lost 9 straight games and in that streak they are only averaging 81.1 ppg. The Bobcats not only have a weak offense ranking 27th in the league in scoring, but their D has struggled only ranking 29th in the league in opponents’ points allowed.

The Blazers are a different beast at home averaging 104 ppg at the Rose Garden and 90.5 ppg on the road. The Bobcats will have their hands full trying to contain LeMarcus Aldridge (22.6 ppg), Gerald Wallace (13.3 ppg), and Wesley Mathews (13.2 ppg).

Charlotte Bobcats vs. Portland Trailblazers Gambling Odds & Handicapping Preview

Charlotte’s leading scorer Gerald Henderson (15 ppg) is back in the lineup after a back injury sidelined him for a few games, but the team may still be without 2nd leading scorer D.J. Augustin (13.6 ppg), as he has an injured toe.

One thing the Bobcats have going for them is that F Nicolas Batum (11.4 ppg 4.1 rpg) is out for tonight’s game with a bone bruise.

Bobcats vs. Blazers Handicapping Preview

This season the Bobcats are 7-15 ATS with an O/U record of 9-12-1 and the Blazers are 11-9-1 ATS with an O/U record of 8-13.

In some betting trends for this non-conference match up the Bobcats are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall, and they have an Under record of 5-0-1 in their last 6 road games.

The Blazers are 17-5-2 ATS in their last 24 home games, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite of 11 points or more, and they have an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.

Pick: The Bobcats were 12-point underdogs facing the Lakers last night and lost by 33 and they are 14-point underdogs tonight and will get crushed again. Look for Portland to easily win this game and cover the big spread.

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