New York Knicks vs. Charlotte Hornets - 11/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (8-6) at New York Knicks (7-7)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks square off Friday night in NBA action at Madison Square Garden on NBATV.
The Charlotte Hornets could use a bounce back victory after losing five of their last nine games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 105.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 24.8 points and 5.4 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 14 points and 6.6 rebounds. Frank Kaminsky III is the third double-digit scorer and Cody Zeller is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won four of their last six road games.
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The New York Knicks look for their third straight victory to get a game above a .500 record. The New York Knicks are averaging 102.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 22.5 points and 5.6 rebounds while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 21 points and 7.3 rebounds. Derrick Rose is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Lee is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have won five straight home games.
The Hornets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss. The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hornets are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in New York and the over is 10-3-2 in the last 15 meetings.
The Hornets have been a very solid team so far this season and have been solid against the number as well. However, the Knicks are rolling at home with five straight victories and seem to have that swagger with their home crowd. In a toss-up, I'm siding with New York at home.