New York Knicks (8-21) at Charlotte Hornets (14-13)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -10.5 -- Over/Under: 224.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets meet Friday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The New York Knicks could use a victory after losing seven of their last eight games. The New York Knicks are averaging 108.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 21.4 points and three assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 15 points and 11.5 rebounds. Trey Burke is the third double-digit scorer and Emmanuel Mudiay is dishing 3.1 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost four straight road games.
The Charlotte Hornets look for another victor after winning five of their last eight games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 113.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 26 points and 6.3 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 15 points and 5.5 rebounds. Tony Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Monk is dishing 1.8 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won six of their last eight home games.
The Knicks are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 Friday games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hornets are 21-43-1 ATS in their last 65 vs. NBA Atlantic, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 Friday games. The Knicks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Charlotte and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Hornets last 5 Friday games. The over is 8-2 in Knicks last 10 road games.
The Charlotte Hornets just beat the Knicks by 12 points on the road a couple of weeks ago and easily play their best ball at home where they're outscoring teams by seven points. The New York Knicks aren't winning and aren't covering despite being big underdogs most nights, and they're being outscored by 9.2 points on the road this season. At this point it's not even about backing the Hornets, it's about fading the Knicks. So, I'll take the Hornets by double digits once again.