At 7:00 ET, the Hornets will host the Knicks in a conference matchup. The Knicks are favored by 8 points and have won 6 straight games. The over/under line for the game is 223.
The Knicks are 29-17 and 4th in the Eastern Conference. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. The Hornets are 10-34 and 13th in the East. They have lost 3 straight games.
NEW YORK KNICKS VS CHARLOTTE HORNETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: New York Knicks -8
This game will be played at Spectrum Center at 7:00 ET on Monday, January 29th.
WHY BET THE NEW YORK KNICKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 118-106 in favor of the Knicks.
- Our projections have Jalen Brunson finishing with Jalen Brunson points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
- From the field, we have the Knicks finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.5% and knocking down 12 threes.
Will the Knicks Live Up to Expectations on the Road?
The Knicks have won six straight games and are currently 4th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 29-17. In the Atlantic Division, they are in 3rd place.
New York has a 28-18 record against the spread this season, including going 14-11 ATS on the road. They have covered the spread in their last four games and are favored by 8 points today.
When looking at their ATS record as the favorite, the Knicks are 18-9 (10-9 as the underdog). As the favorite, they have won three straight games vs. the spread.
This season, the Knicks have an O/U record of 19-26-1, with an average over/under line of 226.1. In their games this year, the average combined scoring is 225.2.
In their last game, the Knicks defeated the Heat by a score of 125-109. The O/U line for that game was 220.5, and New York covered the spread as 4.5-point favorites.
Heading into tonight’s game, the Knicks are 15th in the league in scoring at 115.4 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 115.9 points per game (13th).
So far this season, the Knicks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 52.2% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 20th in the league at 46%.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Knicks are 10th in makes per game (13.3) and 13th in attempts. Overall, they have made 37% of their three-point attempts (10th).
On average, the New York defense is giving up 109.8 points per game (2nd). Right now, they are on a 6 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. For the season, New York is ranked 26th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 20.4 free-throws per game vs. the Knicks and have an overall field goal percentage of 46.7%.
Is A Home Victory Likely for Underdog Charlotte?
As the Hornets look to snap their three-game losing streak, they are 8-point underdogs at home against the Knicks. This season, Charlotte has gone 8-32 as the underdog and have an ATS record of 15-23 as the underdog.
On average, the combined scoring total in Hornets games this season is 229.4 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 223, and Charlotte has gone over the O/U line in their last two games.
In their most recent game, the Hornets lost to the Jazz by a score of 134-122. The O/U line for that game was 232 points, and Charlotte was a 10-point underdog going into the game.
Against the spread, the Hornets are 15-27 this season and are 7-12 ATS at home. In Eastern Conference matchups, they are 7-20 and 3-6 against other teams in the Southeast Division.
Charlotte’s overall record this season is 10-34, which has them in 13th place in the Eastern Conference. In non-conference games, they are 3-14 compared to 7-20 against other Eastern Conference teams.
This season, the Hornets have struggled to score, ranking 28th in the NBA at 108.9 points per game. At home, they have been even worse, averaging just 108.8 points per game.
When it comes to three-point shooting, Charlotte is 21st in the league at 36%. On average, they are attempting 32.9 three-pointers per game, which is 22nd in the NBA.
So far, the Hornets have gotten to the free-throw line the fewest times in the league, averaging just 19.3 attempts per game. In terms of pace, they are 21st in the NBA at 98.2 possessions per game.
On average, the Charlotte defense is giving up 120.5 points per game (25th). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. Inside the arc, the Hornets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 56.9% and 39.7% from three-point territory.