Knicks at Hornets - 1/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (22-22) at Charlotte Hornets (19-23)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets meet Saturday night at The Time Warner Cable Arena.
The New York Knicks look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The New York Knicks are averaging 99.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.7 points and four assists while Arron Afflalo is averaging 14.2 points and 3.7 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is grabbing 7.9 rebounds and Jose Calderon is dishing 3.9 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Charlotte Hornets need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 101.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 19.9 points and 4.9 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 15.1 points and 6.3 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing three assists and Marvin Williams is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game. The Charlotte Hornets have split their last 10 home games.
The Knicks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hornets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Charlotte and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
I'm going to side with the Hornets at home in a toss up game, as Kemba is playing out of his mind right now. The Knicks also have a long trip after playing last night.