Saturday, January 23, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The New York Knicks travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
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The Knicks come into this game with an overall record of 22-22 and a road record of 9-14. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 99.7 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 19-23 and a home record of 15-8. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 101, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Carmelo Anthony comes into this contest averaging 21.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Knicks. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 14 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for New York. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kemba Walker averages 19.9 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Nicolas Batum averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
New York averages 99.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.7 per game. The Knicks allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Charlotte averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 1st with 13 per game. The Hornets allow 101 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 26-18-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 24-19-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 19-22-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 19-22-1 against the over/under
New York Knicks Injuries
12/30/15 F Cleanthony Early Knee out indefinitely
01/21/16 F Lance Thomas Knee "?" Friday vs. LA Clippers
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/30/15 C Al Jefferson Knee out indefinitely
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
01/21/16 F Cody Zeller Shoulder expected to miss Friday vs. Orlando
01/21/16 G Jeremy Lamb Toe "?" Friday vs. Orlando
01/21/16 F Nicolas Batum Toe is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Orlando
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte
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