Charlotte Hornets vs New York Knicks Prediction, Betting Odds, Picks

  • After a loss to the Magic, the Charlotte Hornets look to start a new win streak against the Knicks.
  • The New York Knicks look to push their win streak to four in a row against the Hornets!
  • DraftKings Sportsbook has the New York Knicks opening as the favorite against the Charlotte Hornets!

Charlotte Hornets vs New York Knicks Odds

New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets Monday, January 17, 2021; 1:00 PM ET
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Head-to-Head: Charlotte Hornets vs New York Knicks

Charlotte Hornets
Head-to-Head New York Knicks
James Borrego Head Coach Tom Thibodeau
23-20 (7th in East) Standing 22-21 (10th in East)
L-W-W-W Form W-W-W-L
112.8 (5th of 30) Off Rtg 109.4 (22nd of 30)
113.4 (27th of 30) Def Rtg 109.4 (15th of 30)
100.9 (2nd of 30) Pace 95.1 (30th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

M. Bridges (19.6) PPG J. Randle (19.1)
L. Ball, M. Bridges (7.2) RPG J. Randle (10.1)
L. Ball (7.6) APG J. Randle (5.0)
L. Ball (1.7) SPG A. Burks (1.3)
P. Washington (1.0) BPG M. Robinson (1.6)
N. Richards (.685)/M. Bridges (7.4) FG%/FGM M. Robinson (.789)/J. Randle (7.0)
C. Martin (.476)/T. Rozier, K. Oubre (2.9) 3P%/3PM A. Burks (.409)/E. Fournier (2.7)

Injury Report

Player Team Date Status Info
Kelly Oubre Charlotte Hornets 10 Jan 2022 Out (Health & Safety) Oubre has been placed under league health and safety protocols.
Solomon Hill New York Knicks 8 Dec 2021 Out (Hamstring) Hill will miss the remainder of the season with a right hamstring tear.
Derrick Rose New York Knicks 22 Dec 2021 Out (Ankle) Rose underwent ankle surgery and will miss at least 8 weeks.
Nerlens Noel New York Knicks 16 Jan 2022 Out (Knee) Noel is out for New York’s Monday (Jan 17) game.
Cam Reddish New York Knicks 16 Jan 2022 Out (Knee) Reddish is out for New York’s Monday (Jan 17) game.
Kemba Walker New York Knicks 16 Jan 2022 Day to Day (Knee) Walker is questionable for New York’s Monday (Jan 17) game.

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How Can the Hornets Beat the Knicks?

The Charlotte Hornets enter this game off of a loss to the Orlando Magic. While Charlotte were able to keep up in the scoring department, their lack of defensive focus ensured their end.

In their last game, the Hornets allowed their opponents to shoot 51.7% from the field and convert on 15 three-point field goals.

The Hornets were able to force 19 turnovers out of the Magic in their last game, but their aggressiveness left them exposed at times. If they can control their defensive pressure, the Hornets can continue to climb up the Eastern Conference.

Hornets Key Player: (G) LaMelo Ball


LaMelo Ball is usually the playmaking and energetic leader for the Charlotte Hornets. However, despite his production, Charlotte were unable to come up with a win in his last game.

Ball is coming off of a performance where he posted 23 points, 8 assists, and 4 rebounds in 30 minutes of play. He was 8 of 18 from the field and 3 of 7 from three-point range, but he was still a team-low minus-13 on the night.

Ball must be more disciplined on the defensive side of the ball, as he collected five fouls in 30 minutes of play. If he can keep his man in check on the defensive end, the Hornets have a great chance.

How Can the Knicks Beat the Hornets?

The New York Knicks were excellent in their last game, taking advantage of a less than focused Atlanta Hawks defence. Against the Charlotte Hornets, the Knicks need to control the pace and beat the opposing defence early.

In their last game the Knicks shot 50.6% from the field and 41.9% from three-point range. While the Knicks haven’t shown the most consistent defence themselves, New York have shown the grit to keep up in the scoring department.

Against the Hornets, who have one of the poorer defences in the NBA, the Knicks could have a scoring advantage. However, their own defensive standards need to improve to hold off the dynamic scoring unit across from them.

Knicks Key Player: (G) RJ Barrett


The New York Knicks have found some great success as of late, and much of it has to do with the play of RJ Barrett. Over his last ten games, where the Knicks are 7-3, Barrett has been excellent.

The Canadian international is averaging 22.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game over his last ten. He’s shooting 46% from the field and 40% from three on 5.5 three-point attempts per game.

Barrett’s willingness to take on the lead ball-handling role has benefitted the Knicks in the absence of Walker and Rose. Against another talented guard in LaMelo Ball, Barrett will be expected to produce.

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How to Watch Charlotte Hornets vs New York Knicks

Charlotte Hornets vs New York Knicks Information
Teams Charlotte Hornets vs. New York Knicks
Location Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Time 1:00 PM EST, January 17th, 2022
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