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New York Knicks vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds
The NBA betting slate features a clash between Charlotte and New York on Wednesday, with the host Bobcats trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.
The Bobcats sport records of 7-9 and 7-9 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Knicks sit at 12-4 and 11-5 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-7 for the Bobcats and 8-7-1 for the Knicks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Bobcats installed as 6.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including , at 197.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Bobcats, currently No. 28 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Knicks, who rate No. 5 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 107-93 victory for the Knicks.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Charlotte's No. 19-ranked offense (96 PPG) against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 8 at 94.7 PPG. The Bobcats have averaged 41.5% from the field per game, less than the Knicks have managed so far this season (45.7% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Knicks own the league's No. 15-rated mark, allowing 99 points per game when playing on the road. Charlotte, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring on their home court.
New York was a 106-99 winner in its last match at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 205 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Phoenix was victimized by Carmelo Anthony for 34 points as the Knicks defeated the Suns 106-99 in NBA action on Sunday.
Charlotte was a 118-112 loser in its last match at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 230 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Charlotte got 29 points from Ben Gordon en route to a 118-112 loss against Portland on Monday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 3-7
After a win are 7-3
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Portland are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7
A few Knicks at Bobcats trends to consider:
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
New York is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Charlotte's last 10 games when playing New York
New York at Miami, Thursday, December 6
Charlotte at Milwaukee, Friday, December 7