Knicks vs Hornets Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/7/23
Charlotte Hornets (20-46) vs. New York Knicks (39-27)
March 7, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: New York Knicks -9.5; Over/Under: -
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The Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks meet Tuesday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 111.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 117.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 21.3 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 20 points and 5.4 rebounds. PJ Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks are averaging 115.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 25.4 points and 10.4 rebounds, while Jalen Brunson is averaging 23.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Hart is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 1-5-2 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Knicks are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The under is 14-3 in Hornets last 17 overall. The over is 4-1 in Knicks last 5 overall. The Hornets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New York.
The New York Knicks are playing their best ball in recent memory, and they’re covering numbers during this stretch as well. The Charlotte Hornets are in tank mode given their current form and the loss of Lamelo Ball. The Hornets lose by an average of 7.7 points as an underdog. I’ll ride the hot hand and back the Knicks.