Whether they’re winning or losing, drama always seems to surround the New York Knicks. With trade rumors swirling above the head of star small forward Carmelo Anthony, the squad will try to push through it and earn a win for just the fifth time in 19 games with the Charlotte Hornets in town on Friday.
– Shark Bites
- The Knicks are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games after an ATS loss.
- The total has gone OVER in the Knicks’ last five games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
- The Hornets are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games after consecutive ATS losses.
Only three players in the NBA have no-trade clauses in their contracts, and Anthony is one of them. The veteran has repeatedly said he is committed to winning in the Big Apple but that hasn’t stopped Knicks president Phil Jackson from voicing his displeasure with Anthony. The 32-year-old has scored 30 or more points in four of the last six games and went 13-for-24 from the floor at Dallas on Wednesday, but the Knicks still lost 103-95.
The Hornets carried a lead into the fourth quarter at home against the high-flying Golden State Warriors on Wednesday before surrendering 38 points in the final frame to lose 113-103. Charlotte has now dropped two straight after winning three in a row.
OVER bettors are profiting when these squads get together, as each of the last three matchups between the Hornets and Knicks has gone above the closing total.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sports bettors looking to pick the New York Knicks as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as 2.5-point underdogs on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 216 for Friday at shops such as MyBookie.
A 106-105 result in favor of the Knicks is the prediction by the Odds – Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Charlotte Hornets vs New York Knicks Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The New York Knicks are 20-27 so far on the NBA season, and 26-21 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Charlotte Hornets, meanwhile, are 23-23 and 21-24-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 23-23-1 and the Hornets go 23-23 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Charlotte injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 19 (New York Knicks) and the No. 14 (Hornets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark.
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York’s No. 3-rated NBA squad against Charlotte’s No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 16 in the league with 9.09 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 9.57 per outing.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Kemba Walker scored 26 points for Charlotte on Wednesday, but the Warriors managed a 113-103 victory over the Hornets at Spectrum Center.
Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points for New York on Wednesday, but the Mavericks managed a 103-95 victory over the Knicks at American Airlines Center.
- Charlotte is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- Charlotte is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte’s last 5 games
- Charlotte is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
- New York is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New York’s last 10 games
- New York is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Charlotte home to Sacramento, Saturday, January 28th
New York at Atlanta, Sunday, January 29th