Looking to win big? The Hornets and Knicks face off at 12:00 ET on MSG. The Knicks are hosting the game at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. This Eastern conference matchup has an over/under of 224.5 points, and the Knicks are favored to win at home vs. the Hornets.
CHARLOTTE HORNETS VS NEW YORK KNICKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Charlotte Hornets +9.5
This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 12:00 ET on Sunday, November 12th.
WHY BET THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 106-105 in favor of the Hornets.
- Our projections have Gordon Hayward finishing with Gordon Hayward points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Hornets finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.4% and knocking down 9 threes.
Will Charlotte Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?
The Hornets head into today’s action with an overall record of 3-5 and have gone 1-2 over their previous three games. Currently, in the Eastern Conference, the team is ranked 12th, and they are 4th in the Southeast division.
Charlotte has an overall ATS record of 4-4 as they come into today’s game. Charlotte has failed to cover the spread in three straight home games and are 1-3 ATS at home compared to 3-1 on the road.
Coming off a good offensive performance, Charlotte’s offense scored 124 points against the Wizards. Their field goal percentage for the game was 45.5%, and they went 18/28 from the free-throw line. The team’s scoring leader is LaMelo Ball, who holds an average of 20.2 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Gordon Hayward is averaging 18.6 points per game this season.
Looking at the Hornets defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 122.4 points per game (28th).
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Hornets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 38.1% from downtown.
Can New York Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?
The Knicks are gearing up to face the Hornets, aiming to push their record above .500, given their current standing at 4-4. Currently, in the Eastern Conference, the team is ranked 8th, and they are 3rd in the Atlantic division.
The Knicks have successfully covered the spread in their last three games and hold an overall ATS record of 6-2. In their last two home games, New York has successfully covered the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 3-1 at home compared to 3-1 on the road.
In their recent matchup, the Knicks offense ended with 126 points against the Spurs. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 46% and made 19 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Jalen Brunson, who is averaging 22.5 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, RJ Barrett also maintains a PPG average of 22.3 heading into game.
So far this season, the Knicks defense has been performing well, ranking 2nd in the NBA at 102.8 points allowed per contest.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Knicks are forcing 12.8 per game, which is 8th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 30th in blocked shots at 1.9 per game.