7* Sunday NBA NO/NYK
New Orleans vs. New York,
01/13/2013 12:00 EDT,
Score: 87 - 100
Point Spread: +7½/-110 New Orleans
The New York Knicks host the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday. New York lost their last game to Chicago, 108-101, while New Orleans beat Minnesota their last time out, 104-92.
The Hornets are red hot, winning four straight games, and doing so on the back of an improved defense. The team has held opponents to 88.8 points per game over the course of their winning streak, while allowing only two of their last 12 opponents to reach triple-digits in scoring.
Greivis Vasquez has keyed the team’s offense, scoring an average of 17.7 points and adding 11.3 dimes in the month of January.
The wheels are starting to fall off for the Knicks. The team has lost three in a row and five of their last seven. The team has shot 38.8 percent from the floor over their last three games as they are clearly feeling the absence of Raymond Felton.
The team hoped that Jason Kidd would step into a larger role, but that hasn’t worked out well. Kidd didn’t record a point or an assist in Friday’s game against the Bulls, only the second time in his career that he’s been shutout in both categories.
The Hornets are 4-0 ATS in their last four games, while the Knicks are 1-5 ATS in their last six home games. Take New Orleans.
7* Play on New Orleans Hornets +7.5