The New York Knicks (2-1) host the Charlotte Hornets (2-1) at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. The contest begins at 7:30 PM ET and airs on BSCR. The Knicks are 7.5-point favorites in the game. The over/under for the matchup is set at 225.5 points.
New York Knicks vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Knicks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Knicks have -295 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +239 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225.5 points.
Knicks vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSCR
- Location: New York City, New York
- Arena: Madison Square Garden
Knicks vs. Hornets Betting Trends
The Knicks had 38 wins in 82 games against the spread last season. New York put together a 23-15 record in games it was listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 60.5% of those games). In 82 Knicks games last year, 38 of them hit the over.
The Hornets had 46 wins in 82 games against the spread last season. Last season, Charlotte won 22 out of the 52 games, or 42.3%, in which it was the underdog. Last year, 41 of the Hornets’ 82 games went over the point total.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Knicks vs. Hornets Injury Report
Knicks: Quentin Grimes: Out (Foot)
Hornets: Cody Martin: Doubtful (Quadricep), Terry Rozier: Doubtful (Ankle), LaMelo Ball: Out (Ankle), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)
What you need to know about the New York Knicks
New York was the fifth-worst squad in the NBA in points scored (106.5 per game) and sixth in points conceded (106.6) last year. The Knicks put up 106 points per game last season when playing at home, which was one fewer points than they averaged on the road (107).
New York made 13.2 3-pointers per game and shot 35.7% from beyond the arc last year, ranking eighth and 13th, respectively, in the NBA. The Knicks took 42.8% percent of their shots from beyond the arc last season, and 57.2% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 35.0% of the Knicks’ buckets were 3-pointers, and 65.0% were 2-pointers.
What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte sported a top-five offense last year, ranking fourth-best in the league with 115.3 points per game. At the other end, it ranked 25th with 114.9 points allowed per contest. In 2021-22, the Hornets averaged 3.7 fewer points per game at home (113.5) than away (117.2).
Charlotte had a 36.5% three-point percentage last season (sixth-ranked in NBA), but it really shined by draining 13.9 treys per game (fifth-best). The Hornets took 58.3% two-pointers and 41.7% from beyond the arc last year. Of the team’s baskets, 67.4% were two-pointers and 32.6% were three-pointers.
Knicks vs. Hornets Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is the Knicks, and we predict that Hornets will cover the spread (Knicks -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 225.5 points.
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