Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Knicks versus the Hornets? Tip off is at at 6:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on BSSE. The game will be played at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC. The Knicks are favored in this Eastern conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 226.5 points.
NEW YORK KNICKS VS CHARLOTTE HORNETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Charlotte Hornets +6
This game will be played at Spectrum Center at 6:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 107-105 in favor of the Hornets.
- Our projections have LaMelo Ball finishing with LaMelo Ball points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Hornets finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 10 threes.
Can New York Secure a Road Victory?
The Knicks head into today’s action with an overall record of 7-5 and have gone 2-1 over their previous three games. At the moment, the team holds 6th place in the Eastern Conference and 3rd place in the Atlantic division.
New York has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 9-3 against the spread. New York has covered the spread in three straight home games and are 4-1 ATS at home compared to 5-2 on the road.
The Knicks are coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 120 points vs. the Wizards. This figure is more than their season average of 110 points per game. On offense, Knicks has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 43%. So far, they are 19th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 72%.
So far this season, the Knicks defense has been performing well, ranking 1st in the NBA at 104.7 points allowed per contest.
Most recently, the Knicks’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 99 points to the Wizards.
Can the Hornets Please their Home Crowd?
Getting ready to face the Knicks, the Hornets hold an overall record of 3-8 and need a win to break their three game losing streak. The Eastern Conference sees the Hornets currently at 13th, and in the Southeast division, they are 4th.
Charlotte currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 4-6 at this point. When playing on the road, the Hornets hold an ATS record of 3-2 in contrast to a 1-4 record against the spread when playing at home.
Coming off their recent game, the Hornets offense tallied 99 points in a matchup against the Bucks. Their field goal percentage for the game was 40.7%, and they made 6 threes. Offensively, the Hornets hold a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, placing them 15th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 29th in terms of percentage and 30th in three-pointers made.
Currently, the Hornets’ defense holds the 27th rank in the NBA, allowing 122.6 points per game.
Inside the arc, the Hornets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 57.0% and 38.3% from three-point territory.