New York Knicks vs. Charlotte Bobcats - 11/5/13
Charlotte Bobcats (1-2) at New York Knicks (1-2)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -9 -- Over/Under: 187 See the Latest Odds
The New York Knicks look to get back on track with a visit from the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night.
Head to head, the Bobcats are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in New York while the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The Knicks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 home games, but just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bobcats on the other hand are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Atlantic and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall, but just 5-17-1 ATS in their last 23 road games.
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The New York Knicks managed to kick off the new season with a victory, but have since dropped two straight after falling to the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-100 on Sunday night. After going down in a heart-breaker against the Chicago Bulls last Thursday, the Knicks were slow coming out of the gate against the visiting Timberwolves on Sunday as they trailed 40-19 at the first break, which proved too large of a margin to get back. New York would rally late in the game, but it was all too late as they had no answers for Kevin Love and Kevin Martin, who combined to scored 64 points. Carmelo Anthony led the way with 22 points and 17 rebounds, although he was just 8-21 from the field.
The Charlotte Bobcats also find themselves with a 1-2 record after a disappointing performance in New Orleans in their last outing. The Bobcats had no answer for second-year forward Anthony Davis as he posted 25 points, eight rebounds, four assists, six steals and six blocks in the Pelicans dominating 105-84 victory. Charlotte, who was missing Center Al Jefferson with an ankle injury, was dominated in the paint and had their shot block 18 times in the contest. Ramon Sessions was the lone bright spot for the Bobcats with 22 points off the bench while Kemba Walker chipped in with 14 of his own.
The Bobcats have fared pretty well in past trips to New York, but this is a pretty bad spot for them. New York is coming off consecutive losses and what better way to bounce back then against one of the worst teams in the league, who will be missing their star recruit in Al Jefferson. Charlotte has lost their first two road games by an average of 17 points and while I don’t think that will be the case tonight, I expect them to lose by double-digits...
Dan’s Pick: New York -9