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Bobcats take on Knicks in hoops contest

Charlotte BobcatsNew York Knicks
Jan 4, 7:30 PM | Madison Square Garden

Charlotte Bobcats vs New York Knicks Odds

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NBA betting interest will be piqued on Wednesday when the Bobcats of Charlotte hit the hard court against the Knicks of New York.

New York battles the Bobcats, currently with a 1-4 mark (2-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 2-3 for the Knicks and 3-2 for the Bobcats.

View Charlotte vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Knicks as 12-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 193, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Knicks - Bobcats odds would favor the Bobcats if the lines were set according to power ranks. New York is rated No. 25 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bobcats sit at No. 10. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 94-82 win for the Knicks.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 30-rated squad against Charlotte's No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 5 in the league with 7.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 22 with 5.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 122 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.

Charlotte lost its last outing, a 115-101 result against the Cavaliers on January 3. The Bobcats failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 216 combined points took the game OVER the total. D.J. Augustin scored 26 points for Charlotte on Tuesday, but the Cavaliers managed a 115-101 victory over the Bobcats at Quicken Loans Arena.

New York lost its last outing, a 90-85 result against the Raptors on January 2. The Knicks failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite, while the 175 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Knicks got a terrific 35-point performance from Carmelo Anthony but Toronto handed them a 90-85 defeat on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Bobcats at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Charlotte's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Charlotte's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing New York
New York is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Charlotte
New York is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New York's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of New York's last 14 games

Next up:
Charlotte home to Atlanta, Friday, January 6
New York at Washington, Friday, January 6

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