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Game: Boston Celtics at Charlotte Hornets Apr 15 2012 6:05PM
Prediction: Charlotte Bobcats
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: I'm playing on CHARLOTTE. Admittedly, the Bobcats aren't much of a team. That said, this is an excellent spot for them and I feel that they're providing us with excellent value. Charlotte had yesterday off. Boston has been pretty good lately. The Celtics are also old and banged-up though. That makes this very difficult scheduling situation even more difficult. The Celtics won at New Jersey yesterday. The previous day, they lost at Toronto. With a division game against New York on deck, it may well be difficult to focus on lowly Charlotte. Keep in mind that the Celtics are playing their third game in three days. Going back further finds that this is their fifth game in the past six days and their seventh game in the past nine days. Since 4/4, they've played nine games. Despite that brutal schedule, the Celtics are still being asked to lay a very large number. Note that they're only 6-11 ATS the past 17 times that they were listed as road favorites in the -6.5 to -9 range. The Bobcats are 13-7 ATS the last 20 meetings in this series. Five straight meetings between these teams have been decided by 10 points or less and those games were decided by an average or less than six points. The Bobcats even won two of them outright. I expect the Bobcats to step up and to give their road-weary guests all they can handle once again. *10