New York Knicks (5-5) at Charlotte Hornets (5-5)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 211 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets meet Monday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The New York Knicks look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The New York Knicks are averaging 102.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.6 points and 7.3 assists while Alec Burks is averaging 20.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing 4.6 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game.
The Charlotte Hornets look for a fourth straight win to get a game a above a .500 record. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 108.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 21.4 points and 5.4 rebounds while Terry Rozier is averaging 20.3 points and 2.9 assists. LeMelo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is dishing 2.8 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hornets are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The under is 6-0 in Knicks last 6 overall. The under is 7-2 in Hornets last 9 overall. The over is 19-7-2 in the last 28 meetings.
The New York Knicks are still a team I'm looking to back in the underdog role, but there's no doubt the offense has cooled down their last couple of games and they're on the end of a back to back here with travel. The Charlotte Hornets are quietly finding their groove over the last week or so and Ball is rubbing off on his teammates early. This feels like a game where the Hornets are going to get a little too comfortable and run away with things in the second half. I'll eat the chalk.