Kristaps Porzingis (knee) is a game-time call for Monday

  • Kristaps Porzingis (knee) is a game-time call for Monday

Kristaps Porzingis (knee) is a game-time call for Monday

The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, December 18, 2017, and will air on MSG Network.

According to oddsmakers at, the Hornets are a 6-point favorite on the spread line.

With the 109-91 victory, the Hornets ended the Knicks four-game winning streak. The Knicks won the only previous game between the teams this season, 118-113 in NY on November 7.

When allowing less than 100 points, NY is 7-0 and Charlotte is 5-2. The over is 4-0. Porzingis missed the last game against the Thunder while Michael Beasley dropped 30 points on them.

"It's a sore knee with a little bit of swelling", Porzingis said.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 15 points and 10 rebounds. NY outscored the Thunder 88-70 over the final three quarters. The Hornets didn't look back and even pushed their lead to as much as 27 points in the fourth.

Frank Kaminsky tied his season-high as he finished the game with 24 points. Charlotte was outscored 49-37 in the first half.

While New York struggled to shoot in that second period, Charlotte caught fire by hitting almost 60 percent from the floor and it buried 4-of-6 from downtown. The over is 14-3-2 in the last 19 meetings.

His status for this Thursday's game against the Boston Celtics is uncertain. Porzingis and Hardaway Jr. are averaging a combined 43 points per game. NY has had recent success in Charlotte and the 6-point spread seems a little too big. Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks.