Knicks vs. Hornets Prediction
Can the Charlotte Hornets be able to avoid a letdown at home when they play host to the New York Knicks tonight at 7PM ET?
531 New York Knicks vs. 532 Charlotte Hornets
Monday, January 28, 2019
7PM ET – Spectrum Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hornets are the clear favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -11.5 points against the Knicks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 217.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 61 percent going on the Hornets at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Knicks drop ninth straight
New York has lost nine straight games following a 106-97 loss at home to the Miami Heat yesterday. The Knicks have failed to cover the spread in three of their last four games. New York is 10-38 overall, 6-20 on the road, 21-26-1 against the spread and 25-23 with the over.
The Knicks are struggling on offense, averaging 106.8 points per game while shooting a league-worst 43.2 percent from the floor. Defensively, the Knicks are giving up 115.3 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 47.6 percent. The team will be without Emmanuel Mudiay and Luke Kornet until next month due to injuries. Tim Hardaway Jr. is leading the team with 19.5 points per game while Enes Kanter adds 14.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.
Hornets return home
Charlotte is coming off a 108-99 loss at Milwaukee on Friday to wrap up a 3-game road trip. The Hornets lost two of the three games, but covered the spread in their last two. Charlotte is 23-25 on the season, 16-8 at home, 25-23 against the spread and 25-22-1 with the over.
The Hornets are putting up 112 points per game this season on offense while giving up 111.5 points per game on defense. Kemba Walker is leading the team this season with 24.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.6 assists per contest. Walker is dealing with a neck injury, but is expected to play tonight. Jeremy Lamb is adding 15.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Knicks are 4-11 against the spread in their last 15 games following a failed cover and 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games following a loss.
The Hornets have covered the spread in five of their last six home games and in four straight Monday games.
The Knicks are short-handed, without their second-leading scorer in Mudiay. Their defense is also a mess, which should lead to a big game for Walker. He is averaging 20.5 points and 8 assists over two games against the Knicks this season. Charlotte returns home where is has been pretty solid against the spread. I feel good about the Hornets running away with this one.
NBA Prediction: Charlotte Hornets -11.5