An Eastern Conference bout takes place on MLK day when the Charlotte Hornets (23-20) travel to face the New York Knicks (22-21). The Hornets had their four-game win streak snapped in their previous game. Charlotte fell to the Orlando Magic 116-109. New York has played good basketball as of late, winning three straight games. The Knicks knocked off the Atlanta Hawks 117-108 in their last outing. Nerlens Noel (knee) has been ruled out for New York, while Kemba Walker (knee) is questionable.
Tipoff is at 1 p.m. ET from Madison Square Garden. New York is favored by one point in the latest Hornets vs. Knicks odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 217.5. Before making any Knicks vs. Hornets picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. Hornets, and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Hornets vs. Knicks:
- Knicks vs. Hornets spread: New York -1
- Knicks vs. Hornets over-under: 217.5 points
- Knicks vs. Hornets money line: New York -115, Charlotte -105
- NYK: Knicks are 5-0 ATS in their last five home games
- CHA: Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall
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Why the Knicks can cover
New York has strung along a three-game win streak. Guard RJ Barrett has played well lately and is averaging 29.6 points during this win streak. In the 117-108 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, New York’s offense was stellar. The Knicks shot 50 percent from the floor and 41 percent from downtown. New York managed to knock down 14 3-pointers and outrebounded Atlanta 44-31.
Every starter for the Knicks scored in double figures. Barrett led the way and dropped 26 points with five rebounds and three assists. Guard Alec Burks put up a near triple-double in the win. Burks had 17 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists in the contest. Center Mitchell Robinson is looking to have back-to-back solid outings. Robinson tallied a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds.
Why the Hornets can cover
Forward Miles Bridges is averaging a team-best 19.6 points with 7.2 rebounds per game. Bridges has elite athleticism and is one of the best dunkers in the NBA. He can also step out and knock down a 3-pointer, shooting 32 percent from downtown. Bridges scored at least 20 points in four of his last seven games. On Jan. 3 against the Washington Wizards, the Michigan State product had 23 points, 14 rebounds and four steals.
Guard LaMelo Ball is second on the squad in points (19.4), but first in rebounds (7.2), assists (7.6) and steals (1.7). The 2020 third overall pick is such a versatile player for the Hornets. He has recorded 11 double-doubles so far. In the loss to the Orlando Magic, Ball had 23 points, four rebounds, eight assists and three steals.
How to make Hornets vs. Knicks picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 221 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 60 percent of the time. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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