New York Knicks vs. Charlotte Hornets Free Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/2/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (1-1) at New York Knicks (1-1)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -4 -- Over/Under: 188 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBA TV
THe New York Knicks will be hosting the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday.
The New York Knicks are sitting at 1-1 this season, following a win over the Cavs on Thursday. The Knicks shocked the NBA world on Thursday, upsetting the Cavs in Cleveland’s season opener, which just happened to be the first game back in Cleveland for LeBron. The Knicks are far from a great team this season, but with Jackson at the helm, the Knicks will have games like this one. The season is early,but the Knicks are currently fourth in the league in assists per game, which means this team is moving the ball around well, an important part of the Phil Jackson offense. It likely will be tough going however on Sunday, as the Hornets are playing very well defensively right now.
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The CHarlotte Hornets are 1-1 this season, and coming off a loss on Saturday to the Grizzlies. The Hornets fell to Memphis, 71-69 in a tough defensive battle. Charlotte is playing well defensively, and on the boards this season, currently ranking second in the league in poitns allowed and fourth in the NBA in rebounds per game. Obviously, stats don’t mean much right now as the season is so young, but still this is a good sign for the future. Charlotte does have a tough draw here. After a physical game, going to playing a Knicks team that can put up points off of no rest can be a challenge.
The over is 6-0-1 in the last seven meetings between the Knicks and the Hornets, and the Hornets are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games in New York.
I’m going with the under here. The Hornets are playing well defensively, and should hold the Knicks offense in check, and you know the Knicks will come into this one full of confidence after the long break and the impressive win over the Cavs. For those of you who prefer sides, I will give out the Hornets at +4 as a pick as well, but for my “official” pick, I’ll be on the under here.