The New York Knicks will shoot for their third consecutive win when they take on the slumping Charlotte Hornets, who have lost three in a row. The Knicks (12-13), who are coming off a 113-89 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, defeated Charlotte 134-131 in overtime in their only other meeting this season on Oct. 26. The Hornets (7-18), who fell 122-116 at Brooklyn on Wednesday, have lost seven of 10 and 15 of 19. New York is 2-1 against Charlotte in the past three matchups.
The game from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The Knicks are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Knicks vs. Hornets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 224. Before you make any Knicks vs. Hornets picks and predictions, you'll want to see what the SportsLine Projection Model is saying.
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The model knows New York has been led by veteran power forward Julius Randle. He is averaging 21.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in 33.2 minutes. Randle is coming off a monster performance against the Hawks in which he scored 34 points and grabbed 17 rebounds while dishing out five assists. It was his 10th double-double of the season. He has reached double figures in his past eight games, and has scored 30 or more points four times this year.
The model also knows Charlotte has been led by shooting guard Terry Rozier, who has scored 20 or more points in each of the last six games. He is averaging 25.5 points and 6.3 assists over the past four games. For the season, he averages 21.7 points, 5.8 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game. He has one double-double on the year, scoring 23 points and dishing out 11 assists against New Orleans on Oct. 21.
Now, it has simulated Knicks vs. Hornets 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under, and it also says one side of the spread hits over 50% of the time! You absolutely need to see it before locking in your own picks.
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