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Bobcats face Knicks: NBA odds preview

Charlotte BobcatsNew York Knicks
Jan 9, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Charlotte Bobcats vs New York Knicks Odds

2-6TEAM RECORD4-4

Madison Square Garden will feature Knicks vs. Bobcats action on Monday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Supporters of the Bobcats have seen them go 2-6 and 3-5 ATS so far this season, while the Knicks are at 4-4 and 2-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Knicks are 3-5, while the Bobcats are 5-3.

View Charlotte vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Knicks in this one, they're listed as 11.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 203.5 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Knicks rated this week at No. 29 and the Bobcats sitting at No. 21. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 99-87 result in favor of the Knicks today.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 97.1 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 30 at 105.8 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 42.8% so far, less than the Bobcats shooters have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bobcats own the league's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 113.2 points per game when on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in home scoring.

In their last action, Charlotte was a 99-77 loser on the road against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 10–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (176) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Charlotte was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by Indiana and falling 99-77 at Conseco Fieldhouse.

New York won its last outing, a 103-80 result against the Pistons on January 7. The Knicks covered in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 183 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The battle between the Knicks and Pistons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Detroit was handed a 103-80 defeat on Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Bobcats at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Charlotte's last 10 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Charlotte's last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New York's last 12 games at home
New York is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New York's last 10 games when playing at home against Charlotte

Next up:
Charlotte home to Houston, Tuesday, January 10
New York home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 11

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