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Bobcats visit Knicks in hoops battle

Charlotte Bobcats New York Knicks
19-25 January 24, 2014, 07:30 | Madison Square Garden 15-27



A key NBA battle sees the visiting Bobcats travelling to New York Friday to face the Knicks on Friday.

The Knicks sport a record of 15-27 and 16-26 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bobcats sit at 19-25 and 24-19-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 22-20 for the Knicks and 20-23-1 for the Bobcats. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Charlotte Bobcats vs New York Knicks Odds and Stats.

The Knicks were listed as a -4.5-point Favorite at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 188 over at 5Dimes earlier.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Knicks and the No. 27-ranked Bobcats, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 87-85 result in favor of the Bobcats.

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Charlotte won its last outing, a 95-91 result against the Clippers on January 22. The Bobcats covered in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 186 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Al Jefferson scored 24 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Charlotte over Los Angeles, 95-91, on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

New York lost its last outing, a 110-106 result against the 76ers on January 22. The Knicks failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite, while the 216 combined points took the game OVER the total. Carmelo Anthony went off for 28 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Philadelphia defeated New York, 110-106 at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 26-ranked offense (95.17 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 5 at 96.7 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 43.3% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (43.16% on average).

A few Bobcats at Knicks trends to consider:
Charlotte is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Charlotte is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Charlotte is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 8 games
New York is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
New York is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
New York is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Charlotte home to Chicago, Saturday, January 25th
New York home to Los Angeles, Sunday, January 26th