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Hornets vs Knicks NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Charlotte Hornets at New York Knicks
- Where: New York at Madison Square Garden
- Date: Wednesday, October 26th
- Betting Odds NY -7.5, CHA +251 | NY -315 O/U 226.5
So far, the Hornets have put together an overall record of 2-1, while going 3-0-0 vs the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 2-1. Charlotte is 2-1 vs the spread in these matchups.
Charlotte is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Hawks. With the 126-109 victory, they also covered the spread as 10 point underdogs. Although Charlotte held just a 4 lead at half, they put together a strong second half on their way to a 17 point victory. In the win, Kelly Oubre Jr. led the team in scoring with 24 points on a field goal percentage of 45.0%.
So far, the Knicks have put together an overall record of 2-1, while going 3-0-0 vs the spread. Against the Hornets, the Knicks are looking to add to their current 2 game winning streak. The average margin of victory across these matchups is 18.5.
The Knicks will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Magic by a score of 115-102. Heading into the game, they were 7 point favorites on the spread, giving them an ATS win. New York entered the second half with a 6a point lead, and were able to slightly extend that margin and prevent a second half comeback by the Magic. In the win, Julius Randle led the team in scoring with 25 points on a field goal percentage of 52.6%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
Not only did the Hornets finish with an above .500 record on the road in last year’s head-to-head matchup vs New York, but they also won over half of their games as the road team. Last year, the Hornets saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Knicks, averaging 108.0 points per game. While the Hornets struggled on offense in the series, the Knicks maintained their usual level of scoring at 104.5 vs Charlotte. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, Charlotte has an ATS mark of 3-2. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 1 points per game seperates the teams. The over-under record in these same games is 3-2, with the teams combining for an average of 215 points per game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 3 games, the Hornets are averaging 122.3 points per contest, placing them 22nd in the NBA. So far, the Hornets are averaging 101.9 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Even though the Hornets are one of the more efficient 3-point shooting teams in the NBA at 41.6%, their slower-style of play may be holding back the team’s offense from fully taking off.
Defensively, Charlotte has had its problems giving up an average of 114.94 points per game (26th).
A key matchup to watch is if the teams leading scorer Gordon Hayward will be limited at all by the Knicks, who are on the NBA’s top teams at limiting the scoring of opposing small-forwards.
The Knicks come into today’s game as the 23rd ranked scoring offense at 119.0 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Knicks are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 101.9 per contest. If the Knicks offense is going to turn things around, they will need to either generate more possessionsor improve their overall efficiency. Currently, they are just 25th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.
Defensively, New York has had its problems giving up an average of 113.04 points per game (23rd).
A key matchup to watch is if the teams leading scorer Julius Randle will be limited at all by the Hornets, who are on the NBA’s top teams at limiting the scoring of opposing power-fowards.
Hornets vs Knicks Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Knicks -7.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 226.5