- The New York Knicks have -125 odds and are favored to beat the Charlotte Hornets (+105) in Charlotte.
- LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets has his points total set at 18.5 and the Under is slightly favored with -115 odds.
- Ball’s total assists are set at 6.5 and the Over is heavily favored.
CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte Hornets are 1.5-point home underdogs against the New York Knicks for Friday night’s matchup.
The Hornets are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 matchups but have covered consistently when they won. Charlotte is 3-7 in their last 10 overall and has covered in each victory.
The New York Knicks have also struggled to cover, going 4-6 against the spread in their last 10. With the Knicks being favored by just a bucket at online sportsbooks, they are more likely to cover if they win.
New York Knicks Vs. Charlotte Hornets
- Knicks Moneyline -125
- Hornets Moneyline: +105
- Spread: Knicks -1.5
- Totals: O/U 224.5
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) November 12, 2021
Knicks Strong As Road Favorites
The Knicks are 3-0 this season when they were the road favorites. They are also 2-1 with covering the spread In those games and are 2-1 with hitting the Over.
The Knicks are 4-6 with hitting the Over in their last 10 games altogether.
The Knicks have an overall 5-1 away record, playing better on the road than they do at home. New York averages 110.8 PPG and gives up 109.6 PPG.
On the road, this drops slightly to 110.3 PPG but they hold opponents to just 103.5 PPG. The Knicks also have three games this season where they held the home team to under 100 points.
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As home underdogs, the Hornets are 2-1 this season. Charlotte is also 3-0 with hitting the Over in these games. Charlotte has consistently hit the Over being 7-3 in their last 10 and are 3-1 in their last four outings.
The Hornets’ home record is 2-2 overall this season and they average 121.8 PPG in Charlotte. The Hornets give up 117.5 PPG which is the worse in the league, but in their four home games, opponents are averaging a staggering 122 PPG.
The Hornets have hit the Over in all of their home games this season and the Knicks are 2-4 with hitting the Over on the road.
LaMelo Ball Scoring Prop
Charlotte point guard LaMelo Ball has his total points set at 18.5 and the Under is slightly favored at NBA sportsbooks.
Over/Under – Points L. Ball
- Over (18.5) -112
- Under (18.5) -115
Ball is averaging 19.8 PPG overall this season but this increases at home, jumping to 28.3 PPG.
The Knicks’ defensive rating is 111 and Melo has scored over 18 points in games against tougher defenses.
Ball scored 27 against the Portland Trail Blazers who have a defensive rating of 109.8, he scored 25 against the Boston Celtics who have a defensive rating of 105.7, scored 31 against the Indiana Pacers who have a defensive rating of 108.2, and Ball scored 30 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers who have a defensive rating of 114.4.
Ball should be able to cover 18.5 points against the Knicks unless he has an off night at home. Tip-off starts at 7 p.m. EST on NBA League Pass.
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