Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 197.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 44-32 and a road record of 16-21. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 103.1 points per game while giving up 100.6 per contest. Charlotte is 7-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 29-17. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Knicks have an overall record of 31-47 and a home record of 18-21. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 98.5 points per game and surrendering 101, good for a point differential of -2.6. New York has a division record of 7-7 and a conference record of 20-28. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 15.2 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Carmelo Anthony averages 22 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Charlotte averages 103.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.7 per game. The Hornets allow 100.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
New York averages 98.5 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 8th with 13.4 per game. The Knicks allow 101 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Knicks force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Hornets average 101.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 101 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5 per contest. The Hornets have an offensive rating of 106.8 and a defensive rating of 104.2. In terms of pace they average 95.7 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 35% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Knicks score 99.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 93.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -1.1 points per game. The Knicks rating on offense is 104.7 and they have a defensive rating of 107.4. They get 93.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 10.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 39-36-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 35-39-2 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 42-36-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 32-45-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
04/04/16 C Al Jefferson Quad "?" Tuesday vs. Toronto
04/04/16 F Nicolas Batum Knee injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Toronto
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
New York Knicks Injuries
04/05/16 F Kristaps Porzingis Shoulder doubtful Wednesday vs. Charlotte
04/05/16 F Lance Thomas Knee out for season
04/01/16 PG Jose Calderon Quad out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte
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