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Jan 17, 2022

Charlotte Hornets vs. New York Knicks Predictions, Picks, Odds

The NBA’s Martin Luther King Day festivities will begin on Monday afternoon with a compelling Eastern Conference matchup between the Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks. Coverage begins from Madison Square Garden at 1:00 p.m. ET on NBA TV.

SCORE PREDICTION

Hornets 110, Knicks 105

BEST BETS

Hornets +1.5 (-110) at WynnBet

CHARLOTTE HORNETS VS. NEW YORK KNICKS PREDICTIONS

After finishing 10th in the East with a record of 33-39 SU last year, Charlotte jumped out to a surprisingly strong to this season, as the Hornets opened with a sturdy 13-8 SU and 12-9 ATS run – despite getting tagged as underdogs in 15 of those matchups.

The Hornets have been relatively pedestrian since their opening stretch though, considering Charlotte sits at 10-12 SU and 14-8 ATS across the last 22 games – while getting tagged as favorites in just five of those matchups.

On the other hand, New York also jumped out to an excellent start to the season, as the Knicks opened with an impressive 7-4 SU and 6-5 ATS run– which included tough victories over the Sixers (2), Bucks, Celtics, Bulls.

The Knicks have looked like a shell of that squad since their hot start though, considering New York dwells at just 15-17 SU and ATS across their last 32 games – despite getting tagged as favorites in 17 of those contests.

I’ll take the points with Charlotte here, as the Hornets have played solid basketball as of late, currently sitting at 4-1 SU and ATS across their latest five-game stretch, while averaging 115 PPG during that span – likely presenting a steep uphill battle for a Knicks squad averaging just 103.8 PPG across that same timeframe.

CHARLOTTE HORNETS VS. NEW YORK KNICKS BETTING ODDS

  • Knicks -125
  • Hornets +105
  • Knicks -1.5 (-110)
  • Hornets +1.5 (-110)
  • Over 217 (-110)
  • Under 217 (-110)

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CHARLOTTE HORNETS VS. NEW YORK KNICKS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Southeast vs. Atlantic
  • Date: Monday, January 17, 2022
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden
  • Location: New York, New York
  • TV-Time: NBATV - 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

CHARLOTTE HORNETS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 23-20
  • ATS: 26-17
  • O/U: 23-19-1

After last year’s disappointing 33-39 SU showing, the Hornets posted a surprisingly excellent start to this season, as Charlotte kicked things off with a remarkable 13-8 SU run, which included tough upset victories over the Nets, Warriors, Grizzlies, and Blazers.

Charlotte has been far less impressive as of late though, considering the Hornets are just 10-12 SU across the last 22 games – but on the bright side, Charlotte was favored in just five of those contests.

NEW YORK KNICKS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 22-21
  • ATS: 21-22
  • O/U: 18-25

New York’s outstanding success came as quite the surprise last season, as the Knicks finished fourth in the East with an impressive tally of 41-31 SU – before getting completely outmatched by Atlanta in the first round of the playoffs.

The Knicks haven’t caught anybody off guard this year though, considering New York ranks 10th in the East straight-up with a record of 22-21 SU and 8th against the spread with a record of 21-22 ATS – despite being favored in 25 matchups this season.

The Hornets are 6-2 SU in their last eight matchups against New York. (AP)

CHARLOTTE HORNETS VS. NEW YORK KNICKS HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Knicks won two-of-three regular-season meetings against Charlotte last season, with the first two matchups staying well under the total at an average of 201.5 PPG – while the final event soared over with a score of 118-109.

Their lone matchup of this season resulted in a 104-96 victory for the Hornets though, as Kemba Walker racked up 26 PTS on 9-19 shooting against his old team back in November – yet still failed to counter dual 20-point performances from Miles Bridges and Gordon Hayward.

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • CHA: Miles Bridges - SF (19.6 PPG, 7.2 REB, 3.6 AST0
  • CHA: LaMelo Ball - PG (19.4 PPG, 7.2 REB, 7.6 AST)
  • NYK: Julius Randle - PF (19.1 PPG, 10.1 REB, 5 AST)
  • NYK: RJ Barrett - SG (16.9 PPG, 5.5 REB, 2.4 AST)

CHARLOTTE HORNETS VS. NEW YORK KNICKS BETTING CONCLUSION

After posting a third straight victory in Atlanta on Saturday night, the Knicks enter Monday afternoon’s contest as two-point home favorites over the visiting Hornets – marking the sixth time Charlotte has been an underdog across the last five games.

I’ll take the points with Charlotte here, as the Knicks have scored 108 PTS or less in nine of their last 12 games (101.3 PPG) – setting the stage for a tough matchup against a Hornets squad that’s scored 109+ in eight of their last ten events (114.9 PPG).

CHARLOTTE HORNETS VS. NEW YORK KNICKS BETTING TRENDS

  • The Hornets are 6-2 SU in their last eight matchups against New York.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the last eight matchups between Charlotte and New York.
  • The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
  • The Knicks are 5-1 ATS in their last six games.
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