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The Charlotte Bobcats Can't Even Beat The Spread

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The Bobcats' losing streak has reached 18 games, and they're flirting with the all-time worst single-season winning percentage in NBA history. You would expect an experienced gambler to see them as a good bet because the entire world thinks so little of them. Er, no.

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Turns out the 'Cats are just 4-14 against the betting line during their current skid, and Covers.com says their winning percentage versus the spread (.343) is the NBA's third-worst dating to 1990-91, which is as far back as the website's records go.

One professional handicapper says the problem is the Bobcats lack a player capable of scoring in bunches late in games to chip away at big deficits that can help them cover. Setting a betting line, then, has been tricky for a team that's lost nine games by 30 or more and 21 games by 20 or more. Or, as one oddsmaker told Covers.com:

"In this business, the wiseguys can always find a reason to back the dog. You know, a regression to the mean. But we're just not seeing that with this team."

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Wonder why?

Photo via AP.
Charlotte Bobcats nearing historic ATS futility [Covers]
The Charlotte Bobcats Are Historically Awful in the Gambling World Too [SLAM]

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