New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets (4:00pm)
Monday night's matchup may see significant absences from both teams, making it crucial to monitor Ball's status for the game. The Hornets will need to address the offensive gap left by Rozier, who usually contributes over 23 points per game. Similarly, the Knicks will miss Randle's scoring prowess, as he typically adds over 24 points per game. Consequently, the Knicks are expected to prioritize their defensive tactics to clinch a victory. Expect both teams to encounter offensive challenges with their primary scorers sidelined for the night.
The Hornets rank 28th in the NBA for scoring offense, and both teams tend to play at a slow pace. Additionally, the Hornets are 27th in the NBA for pace of play and 28th in fastbreak points, while the Knicks are 20th in pace of play as well. In January, the Knicks have been involved in 12 unders out of 14 games, and they have held eight opponents to 100 points or fewer. New York has succeeded in winning and covering the spread in three out of four instances as a road favorite this month, with their only loss occurring against Dallas. The Under is also 35-15-2 in Hornets last 52 games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Sportsinsights has observed a significant amount of betting activity favoring the Over, but despite this, the total points expected in the game have been decreasing. This is probably a result of injury updates and sharp bettors betting heavily on a lower total. Based on my calculations, I anticipate a combined total of 215-218 points, indicating that there is considerable value in betting on the Under.
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Pick: Under 221.5 (-110)
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Pick: Two Team Parlay +264
Knicks/Hornets u221.5 (-110)
Sixers/Trail Blazers u222.5 (-110)
🍀Best of luck!