A matchup featuring one of the NBA’s hottest squads will see the New York Knicks (39-27, 9-1 over their last 10) take on the Charlotte Hornets (20-46) at Madison Square Garden on March 7, 2023. The Knicks are 10-point favorites. The matchup’s point total is set at 226.
How to bet Knicks vs. Hornets
New York Knicks vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with oddsmakers listing the Knicks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Knicks have -487 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +372 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 226 points.
Knicks vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: MSG
- Location: New York City, New York
- Arena: Madison Square Garden
Knicks vs. Hornets Betting Trends
The Knicks have 38 wins against the spread in 66 games this year. New York has been victorious in 21, or 67.7%, of the 31 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Knicks games this year have gone over the total in 36 out of 66 opportunities (54.5%).
Against the spread, the Hornets are 27-36-3 this season. Charlotte has gone 13-38 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 25.5% of those games). Hornets games this year have gone over the total in 29 of 66 opportunities (43.9%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Kelly Oubre Jr.||41||20||5.4||1.1||1.4||0.4||2.2|
|Dennis Smith Jr.||44||8.7||2.8||4.5||1.4||0.5||0.4|
Knicks: Jalen Brunson: Questionable (Foot)
Hornets: Cody Martin: Out (Knee), LaMelo Ball: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the New York Knicks
With 115.5 points per game on offense, New York is 12th in the NBA. Defensively, it allows 112.4 points per contest, which ranks eighth in the league. The Knicks post 116.5 points per game when playing at home, compared to 114.4 points per game in away games, a difference of 2.1 points per contest. The Knicks have seen an increase in scoring lately, racking up 122.7 points per game in their last 10 outings, 7.2 points more than the 115.5 they’ve scored this season.
New York is making 12.5 three-pointers per game (12th-ranked in NBA) this year, while putting up a 35.3% three-point percentage (19th-ranked). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Knicks have taken 60.5% two-pointers (accounting for 70.2% of the team’s baskets) and 39.5% three-pointers (29.8%).
What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets
Offensively, Charlotte is the fifth-worst team in the NBA (111.8 points per game). Defensively, it is 25th (117.9 points allowed per game). At home the Hornets are scoring 111 points per game, 1.5 fewer points than they are averaging on the road (112.5). While the Hornets are averaging 111.8 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that over their previous 10 games, producing 111.4 points per contest.
Charlotte is 24th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.7 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (32.7%). The Hornets attempt 35.7% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 25.7% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they take 64.3% of their shots, with 74.3% of their makes coming from there.
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