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New York KnicksCharlotte Bobcats
April 15, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

New York Knicks vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

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Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Monday when the Bobcats try to run the Knicks off the court at Time Warner Cable Arena in pro hoops action.

The Knicks will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 45-34-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bobcats are 29-51 ATS. New York is 39-39-2 against the total, while Charlotte is 36-43-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Bobcats installed as 9.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 203.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 30 (Bobcats) and the No. 9 (Knicks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 102-88 result in favor of the Knicks is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Charlotte's No. 28-ranked offense (93.1 PPG) against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 7 at 95.6 PPG. The Bobcats have averaged 42.2% from the field per game, less than the Knicks have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Knicks own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 97.2 points per game when playing on the road. Charlotte, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in scoring on their home court.

New York won its last outing, a 90-80 result against the Pacers on April 14. The Knicks covered in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 170 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Knicks got a 25-point performance from Carmelo Anthony as New York ran past Indiana 90-80 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 95-85 winner as they battled the Bucks at home. The Bobcats covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 180 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Charlotte earned a 95-85 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday, getting 21 points from Kemba Walker at Time Warner Cable Arena.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 1-9

A few Knicks at Bobcats trends to consider:
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
New York is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games
New York is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games at home
Charlotte is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing at home against New York

Next up:
New York home to Atlanta, Wednesday, April 17
Charlotte home to Cleveland, Wednesday, April 17

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