Knicks vs. Hornets - 4/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (44-32) at New York Knicks (31-47)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +4.5 -- Over/Under: 197 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks meet Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Charlotte Hornets look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 103.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 100.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 21 points and 5.2 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 15.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 2.9 assists and Al Jefferson is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won five of their last eight road games.
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The New York Knicks could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 98.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 22 points and 4.2 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds. Arron Afflalo is dishing two assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost five of their last eight home games.
The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record. The Knicks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast. The Hornets are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in New York.
The Hornets can't afford bad losses with them still fighting for home court in the playoffs. The Knicks have nothing but bad losses this season. I'll take the better team and the small line.