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Hornets take on Knicks in hoops contest

New Orleans HornetsNew York Knicks
Feb 17, 8:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

New Orleans Hornets vs New York Knicks Odds

6-23TEAM RECORD15-15

The Knicks will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Hornets tip off at Madison Square Garden on Friday in NBA play.

This season the Knicks are 15-15 overall and 14-16 ATS against the number, while the Hornets are 6-23 and 12-17 ATS. As for the totals, New York is 9-21 on the OU, and New Orleans is 12-17.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Knicks and the No. 23-ranked Hornets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 94-87 result in favor of the Knicks.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 21-rated squad against New Orleans's No. 23-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 12 in the league with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 29 with 3.7 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 94.2 points per game when on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in home scoring.

New Orleans was a 92-89 winner in its last match on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 181 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. New Orleans earned a 92-89 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Marco Belinelli at Bradley Center.

The Knicks were a 100-85 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Knicks grabbed a 100-85 win over the Kings on Wednesday, behind a 15-point effort from Landry Fields at Madison Square Garden.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Sacramento are 1-9
After a win are 7-3

A few Hornets at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing New York
New Orleans is 6-15-1 ATS in its last 22 games when playing on the road against New York
New Orleans is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games when playing on the road against New York
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
New York is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games at home

Next up:
New Orleans at Oklahoma City, Monday, February 20
New York home to Dallas, Sunday, February 19

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