Charlotte takes home win streak into matchup with New York
New York Knicks (30-42, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (37-35, ninth in the Eastern Conference)
Charlotte, North Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Hornets -6.5; over/under is 226
BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte hosts New York trying to prolong its three-game home winning streak.
The Hornets have gone 22-22 against Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte leads the Eastern Conference with 50.3 points in the paint led by Miles Bridges averaging 10.4.
The Knicks are 15-27 in conference matchups. New York is second in the Eastern Conference with 46.3 rebounds per game led by Julius Randle averaging 10.0.
The teams square off for the third time this season. The Hornets won the last matchup 97-87 on Jan. 17, with Bridges scoring 38 points points in the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Terry Rozier is shooting 38.0% from beyond the arc with 3.2 made 3-pointers per game for the Hornets, while averaging 19.6 points and 4.4 assists. Bridges is shooting 50.4% and averaging 19.8 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.
Evan Fournier averages 3.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Knicks, scoring 14.4 points while shooting 39.7% from beyond the arc. RJ Barrett is averaging 24.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 7-3, averaging 119.7 points, 42.1 rebounds, 29.8 assists, 8.8 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 49.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.5 points per game.
Knicks: 5-5, averaging 112.1 points, 48.7 rebounds, 22.0 assists, 7.4 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 44.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.8 points.
INJURIES: Hornets: Gordon Hayward: out (ankle).
Knicks: Nerlens Noel: out (foot), Derrick Rose: out (ankle), Cam Reddish: out for season (shoulder), Julius Randle: out (quad).