Hornets vs. Knicks Point Spread Pick
Charlotte Hornets (39-37 SU, 41-33-2 ATS) vs. New York Knicks (34-42 SU, 36-40-0 ATS)
When: Wednesday March 30 2022, 07:30 PM (ET)
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Point Spread: CHA -2/NYK +2 (Opened NYK 225.5 at BetNow – Their 100% bonus ends in 2 days! Get it QUICK!)
Total: 226 (Opened at K)
Money Line: Charlotte Hornets -128/New York Knicks 107
Power Rating: CHA -3
Probable Starting Lineups
Charlotte Hornets PG LaMelo Ball, SG Terry Rozier, SF Miles Bridges, PF PJ Washington, C Mason Plumlee
New York Knicks PG Alec Burks, SG Evan Fournier, SF R.J. Barrett, PF Julius Randle, C Mitchell Robinson
James Bouknight: Neck (OUT)
Gordon Hayward: Ankle (OUT)
New York Knicks
Quentin Grimes: Knee (OUT)
Derrick Rose: Ankle (OUT)
Nerlens Noel: Foot (OUT)
Cam Reddish: Shoulder (OUT)
Kemba Walker: Conditioning (OUT)
The New York Knicks host the Charlotte Hornets in an Eastern-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:30 PM ET at the Madison Square Garden.
The Charlotte Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 39-37, placing them 9th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Charlotte is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 19-18. Over their last five games, the Hornets have played well, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, Charlotte’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 109.0 points per game. Combined, the Hornets’ last five opponents are giving up 109.0 points per contest. Charlotte comes into this game also playing well defensively, holding their opponents to just 110.0 points per game. An improvement on their season average of 114.4. In the Charlotte Hornets’ most recent game, the team fell to Denver by a score of 113-109.
The New York Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 34-42, placing them 11th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, New York has struggled in their 37 home contests, sitting at 16-21. The Knicks have played well over their last five games, picking up 4 wins. During this stretch, New York is averaging 111.0 points per game, 5.0 points more than their season average of 106.3. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 111.0 points per contest. The Knicks have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 106.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 106.8. In the New York Knicks’ most recent game, New York took down Chicago by a score of 109-104.
Individual Player Analysis
As Charlotte travels to take on the New York Knicks, the Hornets’ leading scorer is Miles Bridges. Through 75 games, Bridges is averaging 20 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 51.0% of his games. Against the Knicks, Bridges will need to be on top of his game as New York is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their average in 46.0% of their games, placing them in the top 10. On the other side, Julius Randle leads the Knicks in scoring, averaging 20 points across his 71 games. Throughout the season, Randle has outscored his season average in 46.0% of his outings. However, if he hopes to add to this total, Randle will need to do so against a Hornets defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 45.31%. This figure is good for a rank of 9th in the league.
The Hornets come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 110.1 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Charlotte is winning at a rate of 57%. These victories are coming by an average margin of 14.0 points. On the other side, the Knicks hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 27 games as the better defensive team, picking up 12 wins (44%).
Heading into today’s matchup, the Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks have met up for 3 games. In their last meeting, New York picked up a 121-106 win.
How the Public is Betting the Hornets vs Knicks
67% are betting the Hornets against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 226.0
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Betting Trends Worth Noting
- Hornets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a road favorite.
- Hornets are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 road games.
- Knicks are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Knicks are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog.
Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread
The Charlotte Hornets travel to take on the New York Knicks as the two-point betting favorites. For the season, the Hornets have been one of the top ATS teams on the road, holding a record of 21-15. On the other side, New York has struggled to cover in their home matchups, going just 15-22. After dropping their last game, the Hornets look to keep the pressure on Brooklyn, who currently holds the 8th seed and would have a home-court advantage in the first play-in tournament game. Look for Charlotte to pick up the road win and cover the spread vs New York. Be sure to check out the rest of today’s free NBA predictions!
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