We have made the NBA pro basketball contest on Monday night between the Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Bobcats as our top betting pick. The 76ers and Bobcats will tip off from Charlotte at 7PM Eastern Time with the NBA League Pass presenting the national television broadcast. With our NBA bet of the night we will play on the Philadelphia 76ers -11 ½ points against the Charlotte Bobcats. Tonight’s NBA odds used are courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.
The pointspread opened up in this pro basketball contest with the Philadelphia 76ers hung as -11 point betting favorites with an over under of 179 points. Money has landed on the road team as we have seen Philadelphia lined as a -12 point favorite at some betting outlets with the majority settling in as the 76ers -11 ½ points. This line is going one way and that is on the 76ers so don’t wait to bet. The total has moved down to 177 points. Those wagering on the 76ers on the money line will lay -900 odds. If you think Charlotte can beat Philadelphia straight up you return for your money line wager will be +700 odds.
The teams played back on January 27th and Philadelphia defeated the Bobcats by 89-72 margin as a -15 ½ point favorite. In that game D.J. Augustin did not play. In today’s matchup not only will Augustin be out of the lineup by his guard mate Gerald Henderson will be out tonight. Since losing their second starting guard from their lineup we have seen the Bobcats sunk to an extreme low level. After dropping a 30 point decision at Chicago they lost by 25 at home on Saturday to the LA Clippers in an awful effort. This Bobcats team simply can’t score or defend. Charlotte allows nearly 101 points a game and teams make 47% of their shots against them. Head coach Paul Silas appears in a hopeless situation and has no confident in his current roster based on his media responses.
Philadelphia will enter play on Monday with rest having won at Cleveland on Saturday night by a 99-84 margin as a -7 ½ point favorite. When you lay double digits here you need good defense and the 76ers are the best scoring defense in the NBA as they allow just 86 points a game. They allow 41.7% shooting to their opponents which stand at number two in the league. In garbage time you won’t have to sweat too much as the 76ers go very deep with scoring on their roster. Eight players on Philadelphia contribute with 9 points per game average or greater this season. We have a situation where Charlotte is without their two starting guards and a Philadelphia team filled with five guards who contributed to the 76ers scoring and defensive success on the season. Philadelphia head coach Doug Collins has the luxury of going to Jodie Meeks and Evan Turner in his second team so not only should Philadelphia’s starters outscore Charlotte the second team will pile up points against this hopeless opponent. Bet the Philadelphia 76ers here laying the points in what will be a blowout victory. Shop for the best number by visiting your favorite sportsbook.