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NBA betting line favors Knicks over Bobcats

New York KnicksCharlotte Bobcats
15-22January 14, 2014, 07:00 | Time Warner Cable Arena15-23

The Bobcats will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Knicks tip off at Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday in NBA play.

Supporters of the Knicks have seen them go 15-22 and 16-21 ATS so far this season, while the Bobcats are at 15-23 and 20-17-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bobcats are 16-21-1, while the Knicks are 18-19.

View New York Knicks vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds and Stats.

The Knicks were listed as -1-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 188 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bobcats at No. 27 and the Knicks at No. 12 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 86-85 result in favor of the Knicks.

In their last action, New York was a 98-96 winner at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (194) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Phoenix was victimized for 29 points and 16 rebounds by Carmelo Anthony as the Knicks defeated the Suns 98-96 in NBA action on Monday.

Charlotte was a 103-97 loser in its last match on the road against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 200 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Gerald Henderson chucked in 30 points for Charlotte on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 103-97 at United Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Charlotte's No. 28-ranked offense (93.03 PPG) against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 7 at 97.97 PPG. The Bobcats have averaged 42.51% from the field per game, less than the Knicks have managed so far this season (43.66% on average).

A few Knicks at Bobcats trends to consider:
New York is 4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games
New York is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
New York is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
New York is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Charlotte is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Charlotte is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games
Charlotte is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
New York at Indiana, Thursday, January 16th
Charlotte at Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 15th