An Eastern Conference tilt features the Charlotte Hornets (10-34) hosting the New York Knicks (29-17) on Monday. New York is going for the season sweep over the Hornets. On Nov. 28, the Knicks topped Charlotte 115-91. This was New York’s third straight win over the Hornets. Julius Randle (shoulder), Evan Fournier (personal) and Mitchell Robinson (ankle) are out for New York, while Gordon Hayward (calf) and Mark Williams (back) are out for Charlotte. The Hornets also list LaMelo Ball (ankle) and Frank Ntilikina (hip) as questionable.
Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET at Spectrum Center in Charlotte. New York is a 9-point favorite in the latest Knicks vs. Hornets odds via SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 221.5. Before entering any Hornets vs. Knicks picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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The model has set its sights on Knicks vs. Hornets. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Hornets vs. Knicks:
- Knicks vs. Hornets spread: New York -9
- Knicks vs. Hornets over/under: 221.5 points
- Knicks vs. Hornets money line: Knicks -405, Hornets +315
- CHA: The Charlotte Hornets have hit the Team Total Under in 27 of their last 39 games at home
- NYK: The New York Knicks have hit the 1H Game Total Under in 37 of their last 57 games
- Knicks vs. Hornets picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Knicks can cover
Forward OG Anunoby has been a tremendous addition to the Knicks. Anunoby is a versatile two-way difference-maker. The Indiana product has a strong jumper from beyond the arc and will get into passing lanes. Anunoby puts up 15.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. On Jan. 25, he recorded 26 points and six steals.
Guard Quentin Grimes can provide a boost off the bench. The Houston product has scored 12-plus points in two straight games. In his last game, Grimes totaled 12 points and four rebounds. Guard Donte DiVincenzo is another spark on the second unit. The Villanova product logs 11.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per contest. He’s amassed at least 11 points and one steal in four straight games. See who to back at SportsLine.
Why the Hornets can cover
Forward Brandon Miller has been taking big steps in his development lately. Miller has a lanky frame with a knack for scoring from all three levels. The Alabama product can get to the bucket for easy looks or knock down shots on the perimeter. Miller is averaging 14.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. On Jan. 24 against the Pistons, he racked up 23 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Forward PJ Washington is an athletic three-level scorer. Washington has excellent instincts on the offensive end and owns a smooth jumper on the outside. The Kentucky product logs 13.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. In his last game, Washington notched a season-high 43 points and three assists. See who to back at SportsLine.
How to make Knicks vs. Hornets picks
The model has simulated Hornets. Knicks 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 60% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
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