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2022 NBA Handicapping
(23-20) Charlotte Hornets vs. New York Knicks (22-21)
Date: Moday, January 17th, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden
NBA Moneyline Odds: Hornets +110 |Knicks -125 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Hornets +1.5 / Knicks -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 217
The Charlotte Hornets will be on the road to take on the New York Knicks on Monday, January 17th.
The tip-off is set for 1:00 ET from Madison Square Garden.
New York started off as a 2.5 point favorite and that number is now down to 1.5. The total has gone from 218 to 217.
Overall, I have been pretty pleased with the way the Hornets have played this season. I think they have proven to be a team that is unselfish and they have lots of talent, which is a good combo to have in this league.
This club was won three of their past four ball games. In that stretch, they just have played crisp and smooth basketball and everyone is seeming to do their part and fit their role.
If things stay as they are now, I can see this being a team that has a bright future in the league. They have a solid coach and a good mix of talent, which will only develop as the years go on.
Even though they have had some success this year, I still would not put them in that cluster of best teams in the East. The Hornets still have to show me more before I can put them in the same breath as the Bucks or Nets.
Charlotte last played on Friday, where they lost to the Orlando Magic by a score of 116-109. That is simply a loss that cannot happen if you want people to believe in you.
I thought the defense was really lacking in their last game, as they allowed a terrible team in the Magic to do what they wanted to do on the offensive side of the ball. That is just a bad look.
New York Knicks
The Knicks have been a weird team to figure out this year. They show you glimpses of what they did last year at times, but they have not been able to piece it all together and that is an issue for them.
New York has a record of 22-21, which puts them in 10th place in the Eastern Conference. Unless something changes, they are going to be a play-in team and will not go all that far in the playoffs.
This club has to realize that Julius Randle is a very good player, but he is not a true number one guy. If he is your best player, then you are not going to win a title, plain and simple. If they want to be considered a true contender, they are going to have to acquire multiple proven players to go along with the key pieces they have now.
These guys beat the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday by a score of 117-108. They did just what they had to do against a team that has been struggling.
RJ Barrett was the leading scorer for them in the win over Atlanta with 26 points and 5 rebounds. If he can turn out to be the player that he is supposed to be, then it is possible this team can better than they are, but he still has to show that.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The Hornets are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
- The Knicks are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
- The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Charlotte Hornets vs. New York Knicks NBA Analysis:
The Hornets will look to get back on track after they lost an embarrassing game to the Magic. Given the kind of team they are, I would expect them to come out sharper in this one.
The common belief is that the Knicks play well at MSG, but that has not been the case so far this season. Although it will not be easy, Monday is a good opportunity for New York to get a win on their home court.
If the defense for Charlotte played like it did last game, they will get shredded. Simply put, they have to be better on that side of the ball.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Hornets ATS
I just feel Charlotte will be better and more locked in during this game. They know that they cannot play like they did in their last game.
It is very hard to trust the Knicks based on how they have played this year. This is not a great matchup for them and I could their defense being exposed in this game.
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