Charlotte Hornets vs. New York Knicks - 11/26/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (8-7) at Charlotte Hornets (8-7)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -6.5 -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds
The New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets square off Saturday night in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The New York Knicks look to keep the ball rolling after winning five of their last six games. 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 lost three straight road games.
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The Charlotte Hornets could use a feel good victory that would snap a four-game losing streak. 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 lost three of their last four home games.
The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Hornets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 10-3-2 in the last 15 meetings.
The Knicks are playing their best ball of the season right now, but they have yet to prove they can play that way on the road. The Hornets also outplayed the Knicks in Friday's loss and it's tough to beat a good team twice in as many days. This line is a tad too high for my taste, but the Hornets should be able to snap their losing skid on their home court here.