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New York Knicks vs. Charlotte Hornets - 11/16/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Charlotte Hornets at New York Knicks
Date & Time Saturday November 16, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
The Line
New York Knicks -4.0 . Total Even
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The Charlotte Hornets hit the road for a matchup with the New York Knicks.  The Hornets are (4-7) on the season, coming off a 119-117 loss to the Grizzlies.  The Knicks are (3-9), having just beat the Mavericks 106-103. 

In the Hornets loss to the Grizzlies, the Hornets were led by Terry Rozier.  Rozier was 13 of 21 from the floor, scoring 33 points. Rozier had a nice game from distance, making 7 of his 12 attempts from 3-point range.  The Hornets led by 2 points, going into the 4th quarter. The Hornets allowed the Grizzlies to shoot 53% for the game, while the Hornets shot just 48% from the floor.  Grizzlies out worked the hornets on the boards, out rebounding them, 50 to 44.      

During the Knicks game against Mavericks the Knicks were led offensively by Marcus Morris.  Morris made 7 of his 19 attempted shots, totaling 20 points in the game. Morris lifted the Knicks to a win, with his game winning 3 point shot with 13.2 second left in the game.  The Knicks shot 44% from the floor and 43% from 3-point range. The Knicks out rebounded the Mavericks 62 to 48.

Recent Betting Trends:

Hornets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games.

Hornets are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. the Eastern Conference.

The over is 10-3 in Hornets last 13 Saturday games.

Knicks are 22-45 ATS in their last 67 home games.

Knicks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games.

The under is 35-16-1 in Knicks last 52 overall.

This should be a pretty even matchup, as both offenses have struggled thus far.  The Knicks do have the advantage on the offensive side, as the Hornets rank 30th defensively in opponents field goal percentage.  Opposing teams are shooting at a 49% clip from the floor. The Hornets are also without Nicolas Batum for the game. Hornets have also lost 4 in a row.  I’ll take the Knicks at home, as the Hornets have struggled to find consistency lately. Final score prediction, Knicks win,  108-103. 

Pick:
NYK -4.0
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