Knicks visit Bobcats in hoops battle

New York Knicks Charlotte Bobcats
1-3 November 08, 2013, 07:00 | Time Warner Cable Arena 3-2



The Bobcats hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Knicks pay a visit to Time Warner Cable Arena in NBA betting action.

The Knicks will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 1-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Bobcats are 3-1-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). New York is 2-2 on the totals; Charlotte is 2-3.

View New York Knicks vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Bobcats in this one, they were listed earlier as 2.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 191.5 for Friday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The Bobcats - Knicks odds would favor the Knicks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Charlotte is rated No. 30 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Knicks sit at No. 1. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 84-82 win for the Knicks.

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Last time out for New York, they were a 102-97 loser as they battled the Bobcats at home. The Knicks failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point favorite, while 199 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Carmelo Anthony was dynamite, scoring 32 points and adding 5 rebounds but Charlotte still won, 102-97, over New York on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

Charlotte won its last outing, a 92-90 result against the Raptors on November 6. The Bobcats covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 182 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Bobcats grabbed a 92-90 win over the Raptors on Wednesday, behind a 23-point effort from Gerald Henderson at Time Warner Cable Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Knicks rank No. 26 in the league with 39.5 per game. That compares with Charlotte’s No. 23 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Charlotte is the NBA’s No. 29-ranked team at 4.2 per game, while the Knicks rate No. 16 with 7.25 per contest.

A few Knicks at Bobcats trends to consider:
New York is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
New York is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
New York is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Charlotte is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Charlotte is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Charlotte is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Charlotte is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
New York at San Antonio, Sunday, November 10th
Charlotte at Atlanta, Monday, November 11th
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