Now that the NFL Picks season and NFL Odds season is over we focus on the NBA and upcoming 2012 Kentucky Derby Odds. A clear pattern has developed for the Philadelphia 76ers. While showing they have the ability to be a force in the Eastern Conference, the 76ers are a definite notch below the top contenders. That point was reinforced during their three-game losing streak against conference rivals Indiana, Miami and Chicago. Philadelphia looks to get back on track against the Bobcats in Charlotte on Monday.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, TCN (76ers), SportSouth (Bobcats)

ABOUT THE 76ERS (25-20): Granted, Philadelphia had a grueling back-to-back against Miami and Chicago, but the 76ers fell behind by 29 points at home against the Heat and blew a 13-point 2012 NBA Odds lead in Chicago, which was playing without MVP Derrick Rose. They have averaged only 84.0 points during the three-game skid after eclipsing 100 in three consecutive games. Following a four-game stretch in which he averaged 22.5 points, leading scorer Lou Williams has managed a total of 28 points during the three-game 2012 NBA Picks skid.

ABOUT THE BOBCATS (7-36): Despite owning the worst record in the league, Charlotte has shown some moxie at home in the past couple of weeks with a blowout of Orlando and its highest point total in more than two months in Saturday's 107-103 2012 MLB Odds victory over Toronto. Point guard D.J. Augustin had his first double-double in a month, scoring 23 points and handing out 11 assists against Toronto. Gerald Henderson added 24 points – his highest output since missing nine games because of injury.

BUZZER BEATERS:

1. Philadelphia won the two 2012 NBA Point Spreads meetings this season, but Augustin sat out both because of injuries.

2. The 76ers had lost six consecutive games in Charlotte prior to a 98-89 Sports Monitor victory on Feb. 13.

NBA Picks : 76ers 92, Bobcats 89
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