New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA. It’s the 4th and final meeting of the regular season between the Knicks and Hornets with Charlotte currently holding a 2-1 lead. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
- Start date: 30.03.2022 at 7:30 PM
- Location: Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York
New York Knicks
Winning 4 games in a row must feel good for the Knicks fans, but sadly for them, it doesn’t do much for the team in the grand scheme of things as they are still 4.5 games behind the 10th seeded Atlanta Hawks and it’s only a matter of days when they are mathematically eliminated from the play-in tournament. Julius Randle is rumoured to be unhappy with his team, several sources close to the situation are reporting he might try and look for a way out of New York similar to what James Harden did with Houston.
That’s not the news Knicks fans want to hear as Randle, despite a down year, remains their best player. It’ll be an interesting offseason yet again at Madison Square Garden, but before that, they still have 6 games to play. Against tonight’s opponent, they did win last time they played them 121-106 on the road, so there’s optimism ahead of tonight’s game as well.
The Hornet’s plans of catching the Brooklyn Nets in the 8th seed suffered a blow on Monday as they lost to Denver 113-109 at home which was only their 2nd loss in 9 games. They are now 1 game back from the Nets and would play the Atlanta Hawks in the play-in game, so there’s still plenty of work left to be done before the regular season is over.
Gordon Hayward’s ankle situation doesn’t seem to be improving, he has been out since early February. Getting him back for the postseason would be a big boost for this team. They’ve been pretty solid as of late against the spread covering in 4 of their last 5 games on the road. Against the Knicks, they are 6-3 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
It promises to be an exciting game, the last time they played each other we saw the Knicks steal one on the road. They are the underdogs again tonight, in that role over their last 6 home games they’ve covered the spread just once. Hornets have covered 13 of their last 17 road games, so I’m going with them.
New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets Predictions & Odds
It’ll be a match-up of contrasting styles here as the Hornets rank 5th in the pace of play, while the Knicks are near the bottom of the NBA in 26th. Their offensive efficiency numbers are also different. The Hornets are 8th in the NBA averaging 111 points per 100 possessions, while the Knicks are 22nd averaging 107.8 points. Defensively the Hornets are among the worst teams in the NBA allowing 114.4 points per game which ranks just 26th in the NBA.
The Knicks are 6th with opponents scoring 106.8 points per game against them. With the last 7 of 10 meetings ending under the total, I have a feeling we could be in for another one of those games. The one game played at MSG earlier this season saw both teams finish under 100 points with the Hornets winning 97-87. Charlotte has gone under in 4 of 5 games, while the Knicks have done so in their last 2 in a row.
An average of just 203.6 points per game have been scored in those 10 meetings between the two teams and the 3 most recent games have produced just 203.6 per game. Taking all that into account I’d lean towards the under here.