Basketball betting on Thursday includes a game televised on NBA-TV as the Charlotte Bobcats face the New York Knicks.
In past seasons this might not have been an interesting NBA betting matchup but this year it is. The Bobcats are playing well while the Knicks are playing exciting basketball and scoring a lot of points.
Basketball betting has seen Charlotte and the Knicks split their last ten games. Charlotte though is 7-3 against the NBA betting odds in those games. Just last month the Knicks won 98-94 at home against Charlotte. The Bobcats won both home games against the Knicks this season, 94-87 and 102-100. In fact, Charlotte has won four of the last five overall against the Knicks. They have covered the last five games against the basketball betting line. Three of the last four in this NBA betting series have gone under the total.
This will be the final meeting between Charlotte and New York this season. The three previous meetings have all been close with the games being decided by 2, 4 and 7 points. Wilson Chandler is averaging 17 points and six rebounds and David Lee 16 points and 13.7 rebounds in three meetings with Charlotte this basketball betting season. The Bobcats are led by Raymond Felton, who is averaging 22.3 points, 7.3 assists and 6.7 rebounds in the three basketball betting games.
Charlotte may have a losing record straight up but they have been one of the best teams in the league this season versus the basketball betting odds. The Bobcats have been excellent on the road versus the NBA betting line, going 11-6 this season. The Bobcats have taken over the top spot in the league on defense and that is one reason why they have a lot of basketball betting success on the road. The Bobcats still struggle to score but they do have some players who can impact basketball betting including Stephen Jackson.
New York has a losing record straight up but they are .500 versus the basketball betting line. They Knicks are 9-9 versus the basketball betting number at home this season. New York is in the Top 10 in scoring and they have played better in recent weeks, winning six of their last nine games. New York still doesn’t have a superstar player so they count on a number of players to score each night.