New York Knicks (27-47) at Charlotte Hornets (33-41)
|Date & Time||Monday March 26, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -11.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5
The New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets meet Monday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The New York Knicks look to keep playing spoiler after splitting their last six games. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 17.8 points and 2.7 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 14.1 points and 10.9 rebounds. Courtney Lee is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Beasley is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost five of their last six road games.
The Charlotte Hornets look for another big victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 107.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 22.9 points and 5.7 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 16.6 points and 12.4 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is the third double-digit scorer and Frank Kaminsky is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won five of their last seven home games.
The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Monday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hornets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Monday games, 17-39-1 ATS in their last 57 vs. NBA Atlantic and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Knicks are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings, the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the over is 15-4-2 in the last 21 meetings.
I know the Charlotte Hornets are playing some decent basketball the last week or so, but they're still not a good basketball team and shouldn't be laying big chalk to anybody. In fact, the Hornets are just 1-3 ATS this season when a favorite of at least nine points. The New York Knicks are obviously bad as well and shouldn't even be trying to win at this point in the season, but they've covered five of their last six and are fresh off an outright win over the Washington Wizards. I have to take the points in a battle between two bad teams.