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Charlotte Hornets vs. New York Knicks

January 29, 2024



The New York Knicks will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina to face the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center with the game scheduled to start at 7:00 PM ET on Monday evening and will air on Bally Sports Charlotte and MSG.

New York has been one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference with a record of 29-17 which puts them in 4th place in the conference and are on a six-game winning streak following Saturday’s 125-109 win at home against the Miami Heat. The Knicks play at a slower pace than the average team in the NBA which leads them to be one of the lower-scoring teams as they enter this game averaging 115.16 points per game which is below the league average of 115.58 points per game, however, it also leads them to be one of the better teams defensively as they are allowing the 2nd fewest points per game in the league with an average of 109.82 points per game. 

Julius Randle has been one of the better players on the team as he is 2nd on the team in scoring, rebounds, and assists with an average of 24 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 5 assists per game. The New York Knicks will look to extend their winning streak to seven games when they travel to face the Charlotte Hornets.

The Charlotte Hornets are on a three-game losing streak following a 122-134 loss at home against the Utah Jazz on Saturday which has dropped their record to 10-34 and puts them in 13th place in the Eastern Conference and the 4th worst record in the NBA. The Hornets have been a below-average team offensively and defensively this season as they enter this game averaging the 3rd fewest points per game with an average of 108.74 points per game while allowing the 7th most points per game with an average of 119.76 points allowed per game. LaMelo Ball has missed half of the season this year, however, he is averaging 23.9 points and 8 assists per game which is the highest average in each stat category on the team. The Charlotte Hornets will look to end their three-game losing streak when they host the New York Knicks on Monday evening.

BookMaker has the New York Knicks listed as 6.5-point favorites on the road against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday evening. New York has won six of the last ten including the previous three meetings. The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Knicks have covered the spread in three straight games in the series. The New York Knicks are 26-18-2 ATS overall, 13-11-1 ATS on the road, and 18-9 ATS as a favorite this season while the Charlotte Hornets are 16-28 ATS overall, 8-13 ATS at home, and 16-24 ATS as an underdog on the year.

New York has been one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference while Charlotte has been one of the worst and has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten including three straight contests against Charlotte. The Knicks have been the better team at covering the spread most recently in the series, going 2-1 ATS in the last three meetings while also having been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 26-18-2 ATS overall and 18-9 ATS as a favorite while the Hornets are 16-28 ATS overall and 16-24 ATS as an underdog. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the New York Knicks when they travel to face the Charlotte Hornets on Monday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: New York Knicks -6