Friday, January 27, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Charlotte Hornets head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Friday, January 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 2.5 point favorites.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 23-23. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 103.4 per contest. The Knicks have an overall record of 20-27. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.4 points per game and surrendering 108.1, good for a point differential of -2.7.
Kemba Walker comes into this game averaging 23 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Cody Zeller averages 10.9 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Derrick Rose averages 18 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Knicks. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Carmelo Anthony averages 22.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Charlotte averages 105.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 54.4 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 12.1 per game. The Hornets allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
New York averages 105.4 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 54.3 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Knicks rank 19th with 14.4 per game. The Knicks allow 108.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Knicks force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 108.2 and a defensive rating of 106.3. In terms of pace they average 96.5 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 31% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Knicks rating on offense is 108.2 and they have a defensive rating of 111. They get 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. New York turns the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 21-24-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 23-23-0 against the over/under
New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 26-21-0 against the spread
The New York Knicks are 23-24-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/26/17 PG Brian Roberts Illness "?" Friday vs. New York
01/26/17 F Cody Zeller Quad "?" Friday vs. New York
New York Knicks Injuries
01/17/17 F Lance Thomas Facial out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte -2.5
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