|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NBAThe Atlantic Division lead of Philadelphia 76ers is vanishing fast but good news for them is that their next match is against Charlotte Bobcats, one of the worst teams in the NBA.
Looking at the past record, away game against Bobcats has always been positive for the 76ers. The lead of Philadelphia has been reduced to 1.5 because of three consecutive losses. The last defeat against Chicago was really disappointing as they were not able to sustain the lead of 14 points.
In the last three games, Philadelphia are averaging around 840 points, which is lot less when one compare it with the games before that. There is no doubt about the fact that 76ers is a young team and they are still learning to handle pressure situations but that does not mean they do not eradicate sloppy mistakes. Defensively, they are good but when it comes to attacking, they lack punch.
With the likes of D.J. Augustin, Gerald Henderson and Corey Maggette back from injury, Bobcats looks in much better shape but can they trouble 76ers, it remains to be seen. If they do manage to beat Philadelphia, it will be for the first time that they are going to win two matches on the bounce.
Coming to the betting market of the sportsbook, not much of a surprise that 76ers are strong favorite at odds of 1.25. On the other hand, you can back Bobcats at tasty odds of 4.4. Looking at the form and statistics, it looks very difficult for Bobcats to get positive result against 76ers but yes they can cover a handicap market of 12 points, if they show grit and determination.
With league so evenly balanced, expect strong performance from 76ers players, as they would be giving more than 100 percent to ensure that they get back to increasing the lead in the division. If they play positively, Bobcats is going to struggle in the match.