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New Orleans HornetsNew York Knicks
March 2, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

New Orleans Hornets vs New York Knicks Odds

35-27TEAM RECORD30-28

The Knicks hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Hornets pay a visit to Madison Square Garden in NBA betting action.

The Knicks currently sports a record of 30-28, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 35-21-2 ATS. The Hornets are 35-27 and 29-31-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Knicks post a 28-29-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Hornets have gone 21-40-1 against the number.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Hornets before tip-off in this one will find them as 3.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 201.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Knicks at No. 15 and the Hornets at No. 13 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 102-100 result in favor of the Hornets.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 2-ranked offense (106.2 PPG) against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 3 at 92.6 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 45.7% from the field per game, almost the same as the Hornets have managed so far this season (45.7% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 2-rated mark, allowing 94.2 points per game when on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in home scoring.

New Orleans was a 96-90 loser in its last match on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 186 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Hornets endured a 96-90 loss at the hands of the Raptors on Tuesday, despite a 19-point effort from David West at Air Canada Centre.

The Knicks were a 116-110 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Magic. They covered the 7–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (226) made winners of OVER bettors. The Knicks got a terrific 30-point performance from Chauncey Billups but Orlando handed them a 116-110 defeat on Tuesday at Amway Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Orlando are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Hornets at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans's last 8 games when playing on the road against New York
New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against New York
New Orleans is 6-14-1 ATS in its last 21 games when playing on the road against New York
New Orleans is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against New York
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 8 games when playing at home against New Orleans
New York is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 7 games at home

Next up:
New Orleans at Memphis, Friday, March 4
New York home to Cleveland, Friday, March 4

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