Knicks vs. Hornets prediction, odds, line, spread: 2022 NBA picks, March 23 best bets from model on 79-49 run – CBSSports.com

The Spectrum Center hosts an entertaining tilt between the Charlotte Hornets and the New York Knicks on Wednesday. New York is 15-21 on the road this season, and the Knicks are playing for the second straight day after a home game on Tuesday. Charlotte, meanwhile, is 37-35 overall and 19-17 at home this season. The Hornets have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Knicks. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. ET in Charlotte. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Hornets as 8.5-point favorites at home, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 224 in the latest Knicks vs. Hornets odds. Before you make any Hornets vs. Knicks picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model entered Week 22 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 79-49 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,400. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. Hornets and just locked in its NBA picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Hornets vs. Knicks: Knicks vs. Hornets spread: Hornets -8.5Knicks vs. Hornets over-under: 224 pointsKnicks vs. Hornets money line: Hornets -360, Knicks +285NYK: The Knicks are 6-3 against the spread with no restCHA: The Hornets are 19-16-1 against the spread in home games Featured Game | Charlotte Hornets vs. New York Knicks Moneyline Spread Total CHA -360 BET NOW -8.5 -110 BET NOW o226 -110 BET NOW NY +285 BET NOW +8.5 -110 BET NOW u226 -110 BET NOW Why the Knicks can coverNew York is facing a Charlotte defense that is scuffling. The Hornets are below-average in defensive rating, giving up more than 1.12 points per possession, and Charlotte is No. 25 in fast break points allowed. The Hornets are also in the bottom five of the NBA in defensive rebound rate and assists allowed, with the league’s worst mark in second-chance points allowed. New York is in the top eight of the NBA in offensive rebound rate and second-chance points on offense, and the Knicks are above the league average in 3-point accuracy and ball security, committing a turnover on less than 14 percent of possessions. On the other end, New York ranks inside the top five of the NBA in field goal percentage allowed, second-chance points allowed, and points allowed in the paint per game. The Knicks are also in the top 10 of the NBA in two-point percentage allowed, and New York is securing well over 73 percent of available rebounds on the defensive glass this season.Why the Hornets can cover Charlotte’s offense is dynamic, and the Hornets also have a strong projection on defense against New York. The Hornets are No. 3 in the NBA in turnover creation, forcing 15.2 giveaways per game, and Charlotte is in the top 10 of the league in steals (8.7 per game) and blocks (5.0 per game). New York is No. 24 in the NBA in offensive rating, with dead-last marks in points in the paint, two-point accuracy and assists per game. The Knicks are also in the bottom quartile of the league in fast break points and field goal percentage.  On the other end, the Hornets are scoring nearly 1.13 points per possession, a top-eight mark in the NBA, and Charlotte is elite in generating 27.6 assists per game. Charlotte is also shooting more than 36 percent from 3-point range, with top-three marks in the league in fast break points (15.8 per game) and points in the paint (50.3 per game).How to make Hornets vs. Knicks picksSportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, with the teams projected to combine for 220 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.So who wins Knicks vs. Hornets? And which side of the spread hits nearly 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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