Charlotte Hornets vs New York Knicks NBA Picks 11/16/2019
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs New York Knicks
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New York -4
Madison Square Garden is the site where Marcus Morris and the New York Knicks (3-9, 5th in the Atlantic Division) will play the Charlotte Hornets (4-7, 3rd in the Southeast Division) on Saturday. New York opens this matchup as 4 point favorites. The O/U is set at 215.5.
The Hornets cover 54.5% of the time, having gone 6-5-0 ATS. New York covers the spread 50.0% of the time, going 6-6-0 against the spread.
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/14/2019 Nicolas Batum SF Finger Expected to be out until at least Nov 16
11/13/2019 Dwayne Bacon SG Knee Game Time Decision
Key New York Knicks Injuries
11/14/2019 Elfrid Payton PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
11/14/2019 Kadeem Allen SG Knee Game Time Decision
11/13/2019 Reggie Bullock SG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
Devonte' Graham averages 18.0 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Cody Zeller comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 27.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Julius Randle averages 15.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.7 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 63%. Marcus Morris averages 18.6 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 113.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 27.2 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 18.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league. Charlotte averages 106.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 24.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 29th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 17.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks surrender 109.7 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest, and 16th with 46.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knicks are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game. New York is 29th in the league with 100.0 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -9.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 46.5 boards per game and 27th in assists per contest with 20.3. The Knicks are 10th in turnovers per game with 16.5.
The Hornets are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.6, and their defensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Charlotte is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the league.
New York is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Knicks are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 101 is ranked 21st. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Knicks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York -4
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