Charlotte Hornets vs. New York Knicks - 1/28/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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New York Knicks at Charlotte Hornets

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Spectrum Center)

CHA -1.5, O/U 209

The New York Knicks travel to Charlotte, NC on Tuesday for a game against the Hornets in a matchup of teams from the Eastern Conference.  In their last game, the Knicks defeated the Brooklyn Nets by the score of 110-97.  Julius Randle was the main contributor for the Knicks as he led New York in points, scoring a total of 22 while shooting 10 of 22 from the field and 2 of 4 from the free throw line.  Randle also led New York in rebounds with a total of 15 in the game with 6 coming offensively.  Elfrid Payton led the Knicks in assists with 9 while playing 30 minutes in the game against the Nets. 

With the win against the Nets, the Knicks are now 13-34 on the season and are currently in 5th place, which is last in the Atlantic Division.  Marcus Morris Sr. has led the Knicks in points per game this season as he has scored 19.2 per game.  Julius Randle has also been a big contributor for the Knicks this season as he has recorded 9.3 rebounds per game which currently leads the Knicks. Randle also leads New York in assists per game this season as is averaging 3.2 per game.  The Knicks enter Tuesday’s game with 2 players listed on their injury report as R.J. Barrett is listed as out while Kenny Wooten is day to day. 

The Charlotte Hornets welcome the New York Knicks to town on Tuesday after losing their last game to the Milwaukee Bucks by the score of 116-103.  Malik Monk led the Hornets in scoring in the game as he scored 31 points while shooting 10 of 17 from the field and 8 of 9 from the free throw line. Monk also led the Hornets in assists on the night with 5 while playing a total of 34 minutes against the Bucks.  Devonte’ Graham led Charlotte in rebounds on the night with 7, all coming defensively. 

After the loss to Milwaukee, the Charlotte Hornets are now 15-31 on the season which places them in 4th place in the Southeast Division.  Devonte’ Graham has led the Hornets in points per game this season as he is averaging 18.6.  Graham also leads the Hornets in assists per game with 7.6.  Cody Zeller leads Charlotte in rebounds per game as he is averaging 6.9.  The Hornets enter Tuesday’s game with a clean bill of health as they do not have anyone listed on their injury report. 

The New York Knicks have scored an average of 104.3 points per game this season while allowing 111.8 points per game.  The Charlotte Hornets have scored 103.3 points per game on the year while allowing 110.6 points per game.  In their last 5 games, the Knicks are 2-3 while the Nets are 0-5 and have lost 8 games in a row.  In the first meeting between these two teams this season, the Hornets were victorious by the score of 103-102 in a game played in New York.  New York is 5-0 against the spread in their last 5 games. New York is also 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games against Charlotte.  The total has gone under in 5 of New York's last 6 games. The total has gone under in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games.  I am going with the Knicks in this one as the Hornets have just been awful as of late.  New York wins 108-106 and beats the spread. 

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Travis’s Pick New York Knicks +1.5

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