NBA odds preview - Bobcats vs. Knicks
Charlotte Bobcats vs New York Knicks Odds
The Knicks will hit the floor running against the visiting Charlotte Bobcats on Friday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.
Supporters of the Bobcats have seen them go 17-54 and 24-47 ATS so far this season, while the Knicks are at 44-26 and 37-32-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Knicks are 34-34-2, while the Bobcats are 32-38-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Knicks) and the No. 30 (Bobcats) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 101-88 result in favor of the Knicks is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 11-ranked offense (99.1 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 29 at 103 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 44.3% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (42% on average).
Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.9 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.
Charlotte won its last outing, a 114-108 result against the Magic on March 27. The Bobcats covered in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 222 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Magic were burned for 34 points by Kemba Walker on Wednesday as the Bobcats picked up a 114-108 win at Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Knicks were a 108-101 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Grizzlies. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (209) made winners of OVER bettors. The Grizzlies were burned for 35 points by J.R. Smith on Wednesday as the Knicks picked up a 108-101 win at Madison Square Garden.
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 0-10
After a win are 1-9
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Memphis are 3-7
After a win are 7-3
A few Bobcats at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Charlotte's last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games
Charlotte is 4-14 ATS in its last 18 games
Charlotte is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games at home
Charlotte at Philadelphia, Saturday, March 30
New York home to Boston, Sunday, March 31