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Knicks visit Bobcats in hoops battle

New York KnicksCharlotte Bobcats
March 26, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

New York Knicks vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

35-37TEAM RECORD29-42

The Bobcats will be trying to slam the Knicks on Saturday when the teams tip off at Time Warner Cable Arena in NBA betting action.

The Bobcats sport records of 29-42 and 34-35-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Knicks sit at 35-37 and 40-30-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 33-38 for the Bobcats and 36-35-1 for the Knicks.

View New York vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Bobcats in this one will find them as 4-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 199.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bobcats sit at No. 25 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Knicks are at No. 16 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Knicks will win this game 101-96.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charlotte's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 92.8 PPG, against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 26 at 105.6 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, less than the Knicks shooters have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.

Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 105.4 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

New York lost its last outing, a 102-96 result against the Bucks on March 25. The Knicks failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 198 combined points took the game OVER the total. Amar'e Stoudemire went off for 28 points and added 9 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Milwaukee defeated New York, 102-96 at Madison Square Garden.

Last time out for Charlotte, they were an 83-81 winner as they battled the Celtics on the road. The Bobcats covered in the match as a 13-point underdog, while 164 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. DJ White scored 17 points leading the Bobcats to an 83-81 victory over Boston at TD Garden on Friday.

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Orlando are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Knicks at Bobcats trends to consider:
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
New York is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing at home against New York
Charlotte is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against New York

Next up:
New York home to Orlando, Monday, March 28
Charlotte home to Milwaukee, Monday, March 28

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