Friday, November 25, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Friday, November 25, 2016. The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 8-6. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 105.4 points per game while giving up 102.8 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 7-7. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.7 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of -3.2.
Nicolas Batum comes into this contest averaging 14 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kemba Walker averages 24.8 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Kristaps Porzingis averages 21 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Carmelo Anthony averages 22.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Charlotte averages 105.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 11.6 per game. The Hornets allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
New York averages 102.7 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 17th with 14.4 per game. The Knicks allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Knicks force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 107.3 and a defensive rating of 104.7. In terms of pace they average 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 10.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 106.8 and they have a defensive rating of 110.1. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 13 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 8-5-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 8-6-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 7-7-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 6-8-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/22/16 F Christian Wood Achilles "?" Wednesday vs. San Antonio
11/22/16 F Cody Zeller Shoulder is downgraded to expected to miss Wednesday vs. San Antonio
11/22/16 C Frank Kaminsky Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. San Antonio
11/22/16 G Jeremy Lamb Hamstring is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. San Antonio
11/22/16 G Treveon Graham Achilles is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. San Antonio
New York Knicks Injuries
11/21/16 C Joakim Noah Illness is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. Portland
11/21/16 F Lance Thomas Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. Portland
Guy's Pick: Take New York -1.5
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