The NBA action continues on Tuesday, March 7, with an eight-game slate, and here you can get the best Hornets vs. Knicks betting pick and odds.
New York is searching for the tenth win in a row when they host Charlotte at Madison Square Garden in NYC. The Knicks are 9-point favorites on BetRivers NY Sportsbook, while the total is set at N/A points. These conference rivals will meet for the third time this season; the Knicks lead the series 2-0.
Hornets opened a road trip with a loss
The Charlotte Hornets (20-46, 28-35-3 ATS) opened their four-game homestay with a pair of wins but lost the next two games to the Phoenix Suns and Orlando Magic. The Hornets then opened a three-game road trip with a 102-86 defeat to the Brooklyn Nets, which was their worst offensive display of the season and a season-low in points. Charlotte allowed 70 points in the first half and was down by 37 at one moment; however, the Nets slowed down in the second half and scored just 32 points. The Hornets shot only 37.5% from the floor.
Kelly Oubre Jr. led the Hornets with 17 points and seven rebounds. Terry Rozier added 16 points, four boards, and four assists, Dennis Smith Jr. had 15 points, six rebounds, and team-high six dishes, Gordon Hayward scored 12 points with four boards, while Mark Williams posted a double-double of ten points and a game-high 14 rebounds.
PG LaMelo Ball (ankle) is out for the season. SF Cody Martin (knee) is questionable to face New York on Tuesday.
Knicks are unstoppable right now
The New York Knicks (39-27, 37-26-3 ATS) are going through their best period of the campaign. The Knicks won each of their previous nine games; the most recent one was quite an achievement considering they edged the Boston Celtics in double overtime at TD Garden, all that without Jalen Brunson. New York kept the Celtics to 39.4% from the floor and shot 49.5% on the other end. The Knicks had a chance to win in regulation but lost the ball on the final possession, while Jayson Tatum missed an opportunity to win it for Boston in the first overtime. New York celebrated a 131-129 victory in the end.
Immanuel Quickley led the Knicks with a career-high 38 points, eight rebounds, game-high seven assists, game-high four steals, and two blocks in 55 minutes on the floor. Julius Randle contributed 31 points, nine boards, and four dishes, R.J. Barrett recorded a double-double of 29 points and 11 rebounds, while Mitchell Robinson posted a double-double of 13 points and game-high 14 boards.
PG Jalen Brunson sat out the previous game with a right ankle sprain, and it is unknown if he will partake in Tuesday’s clash with the Hornets.
- 1-7 ATS in the last eight games following an ATS loss
- 1-5 ATS in the last six road games
- 5-15-1 ATS in the last 21 games following a straight-up loss
- 10-1-1 ATS in the last 12 games overall
- 5-0-1 ATS in the last six home games
- 7-0 ATS in the last seven games following an ATS win
Charlotte Hornets vs. New York Knicks Pick
The Knicks played two overtimes in Boston on Sunday, and if this game was scheduled for Monday, I doubt I’d back them to cover here. In this case, I believe the Knicks had enough time to recover and recharge, so there shouldn’t be problems for them to defeat the tanking Hornets. New York is averaging 115.5 points per game opposite Charlotte’s 111.8 points per contest. The Knicks also have a way better defense as they allow 112.4 ppg, while the Hornets concede 117.4 ppg. Charlotte is playing without their best player LaMelo Ball, and with the available players they have at the moment, the Hornets are no match to the Knicks.
Pick: Take the Knicks at -7.5 (-130)
New York’s offense improved significantly during this winning sequence; they scored at least 122 points in seven of nine games. Since losing Ball to a season-ending injury, the Hornets are actually playing better defensively and didn’t allow more than 117 points in each of the last seven games. I am going with a low-scoring tilt, not because I don’t believe in New York’s offense, but because I don’t believe in Charlotte’s. Under is 14-3 in the Hornets’ last 17 overall; Under is 6-1 in Charlotte’s previous seven road games, while Under is 5-0 in the Hornets’ last five games playing on one day of rest.
Pick: Go Under N/A points