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Bobcats take on Knicks in hoops contest

Charlotte BobcatsNew York Knicks
1-2November 05, 2013, 07:30 | Madison Square Garden1-2

The Knicks will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Bobcats at Madison Square Garden in NBA wagering action.

New York battles the Bobcats, currently with a 1-2 mark (1-1-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 1-2 for the Knicks and 1-2 for the Bobcats. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Charlotte Bobcats vs New York Knicks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Knicks installed as -11-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 187.5.

This game matches up the No. 1 (Knicks) and the No. 30 (Bobcats) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 83-75 result in favor of the Knicks is predicted by handicapping models.

Charlotte lost its last outing, a 105-84 result against the Pelicans on November 2. The Bobcats failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 189 combined points took the game OVER the total. Charlotte was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by New Orleans and falling 105-84 at New Orleans Arena.

New York was a 109-100 loser in its last match at home against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 209 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points and added 17 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 109-100 against Minnesota in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 22-rated squad against Charlotte's No. 28-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 16 in the league with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 with 3.33 per outing.

Next up:
Charlotte at Toronto, Wednesday, November 6th