Charlotte Hornets at New York Knicks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/9/2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Charlotte Hornets head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 5 point favorites.
The Hornets have a record of 12-13. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 3.0 as they average 114.0 points per game while giving up 111.0 per contest. The Knicks have an overall mark of 8-18. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 108.6 points per contest and give up 114.9, which is a point differential of -6.3.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 15-10-0 against the spread this season
The Charlotte Hornets are 13-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 14-11-1 against the spread this season
The New York Knicks are 14-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New York Knicks Injuries
12/06/18 PG Trey Burke Knee is questionable Saturday vs Brooklyn
11/07/18 SF Lance Thomas Knee is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
Jeremy Lamb averages 15.0 points per contest in 28.0 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%. Kemba Walker comes into this game averaging 25.8 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per night. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Enes Kanter averages 14.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 11.7 rebounds per game and dishes 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Tim Hardaway scores 22.1 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 111.0 points per contest which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 25.2 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Charlotte averages 114.0 points per contest, which is 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 43.9 boards per contest and 24.2 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 11.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks give up 114.9 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.8 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 46.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Knicks are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest. New York is 20th in the NBA with 108.6 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.4. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 21st in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.0 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 19.2. The Knicks are 20th in turnovers per contest with 14.2.
The Hornets are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
New York is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Knicks are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 114.1 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 29th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Charlotte -5 and over 224.5 total points
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