New York Knicks vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 15, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 05, 2021, 9:04 PM

The Charlotte Hornets (33-37) are underdogs (+6) as they try to end a three-game losing streak when they visit the New York Knicks (39-31) at 1:00 PM ET on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Madison Square Garden. The contest airs on MSG. The matchup has an over/under of 212.5 points.

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Knicks vs Hornets Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Knicks-6-110-110212.5-115-105

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Point Total Insights

  • In New York's matchups this season, the Knicks and their opponents have exceeded Saturday's point total of 212.5 points 28 times (40% of opportunities).
  • 47 Charlotte games this year (67.1% of its matchups) finished with a final total higher than Saturday's point total of 212.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 216.5 points per game, 4.0 points more than the total of 212.5 for this contest.
  • The 216 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 3.5 more than the 212.5 total in this contest.
  • On average, the over/under in Knicks games is 0.6 points fewer than the over/under of 212.5 points in this matchup.
  • A difference of 8.2 points separates the average total points bet in Hornets' games (220.7 points) and this game's over/under (212.5 points).

Knicks Betting Data

  • New York covered the spread more often than not this year, going 41-27 against the spread.
  • When they are at least 6-point favorites, the Knicks have an ATS record of 7-1.
  • New York usually does not hit the over, only eclipsing the point total in 28 of 68 games (41.2%).

Knicks Key Players

  • Julius Randle leads the Knicks in points, rebounds and assists. He contributes 24.0 points per game while adding 10.2 rebounds and 5.9 assists.
  • The Knicks are led by Reggie Bullock from long distance. He makes 2.4 shots from deep per game.
  • New York's steals leader is Mitchell Robinson, who collects 1.1 per game. Nerlens Noel leads the team averaging 2.1 blocks an outing.

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Knicks Last 10 Games

Knicks Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalKnicks MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/13/2021Spurs102-98 NYYesHome-3.5200.5-190155Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/11/2021Lakers101-99 LALYesAway-3.5193.5-225180Regular SeasonNoOver
5/9/2021Clippers106-100 NYYesAway-2.5209.5-165140Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/7/2021Suns128-105 PHONoAway+1.5228.5110-135Regular SeasonNoOver
5/5/2021Nuggets113-97 DENNoAway+13.5214.5--Regular SeasonNoUnder
Knicks Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-46-45-5-0214.8109.2105.6-3.736%

Knicks Injuries

Knicks:Mitchell Robinson: Out (Ankle),Derrick Rose: Day To Day (Ankle),Luca Vildoza: Day To Day (Not With Team)

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Hornets Betting Data

  • Charlotte's record against the spread is 34-34.
  • The Hornets have not fared well when playing as an underdog by 6 points or more, going 2-3 against the spread.
  • Charlotte has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 39.7% of matchups this year (27 out of 68 contests).

Hornets Key Players

  • Terry Rozier is the top scorer for the Hornets with 20.5 points per game. He also adds 4.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game to his statistics.
  • Charlotte's leader in rebounds is Cody Zeller with 6.8 per game, and its leader in assists is LaMelo Ball with 6.2 per game.
  • Rozier is reliable from distance and leads the Hornets with 3.3 made threes per game.
  • Ball (1.6 steals per game) is the steal leader for Charlotte while P.J. Washington (1.3 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Hornets Last 10 Games

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalHornets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/13/2021Clippers113-90 LACNoHome+4.5205.5225-275Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/11/2021Nuggets117-112 DENNoHome+2.5216.5--Regular SeasonNoOver
5/9/2021Pelicans112-110 NOYesHome-4.5243.5-225180Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/7/2021Magic122-112 CHAYesHome-3.5235.5-225180Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/6/2021Bulls120-99 CHINoHome+7.5220.5333-450Regular SeasonNoUnder
Hornets Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
3-72-82-8-0219106.8112.2-2.835.7%

Hornets Injuries

Hornets:Gordon Hayward: Out (Foot),Cody Martin: Out (Ankle),Miles Bridges: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

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