New Orleans Hornets vs New York Knicks Odds
New York will look to improve on its 23-13 record on Sunday when they host New Orleans in NBA odds action at Madison Square Garden.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Knicks currently sports a record of 23-13, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 19-17 ATS. The Hornets are 11-25 and 19-17 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Knicks post a 20-14-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Hornets have gone 18-18 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Knicks rated this week at No. 17 and the Hornets sitting at No. 28. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 101-92 result in favor of the Knicks today.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 101.5 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 11 at 96.7 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, more than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.
Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.1 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, New Orleans was a 104-92 winner at home against the Timberwolves. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Hornets grabbed a 104-92 win over the Timberwolves on Friday, behind an 18 -point effort from Greivis Vasquez at New Orleans Arena.
New York lost its last outing, a 108-101 result against the Bulls on January 11. The Knicks failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite, while the 209 combined points took the game OVER the total. New York got 39 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to a 108-101 loss at the hands of New York on Friday at Madison Square Garden.
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 1-9
After a win are 4-6
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Hornets at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing New York
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of New Orleans's last 16 games on the road
New York is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York's last 8 games
New Orleans at Philadelphia, Tuesday, January 15
New York at Detroit, Thursday, January 17