Knicks vs Hornets predictions 1/28/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte -1
Julius Randle and the New York Knicks (13-34, 5th in the Atlantic Division) are headed to Spectrum Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Charlotte Hornets (15-31, 4th in the Southeast Division). Charlotte opens this contest as 1 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 212.
The Knicks cover the spread 53.2% of the time, having gone 25-22-0 ATS. Charlotte is covering 50.0% of the time, going 23-23-0 against the spread.
Key New York Knicks Injuries
01/17/20 SF RJ Barrett Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Marcus Morris averages 19.2 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
PJ Washington averages 12.3 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Terry Rozier averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 104.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 14.1 per game. The Knicks allow 111.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 30th in the league with 103.3 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -7.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Hornets are 13th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Hornets surrender 110.6 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.0 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game.
The Knicks are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 112.8, and their offensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 24th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 28th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. New York is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Hornets are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 113.4, and their offensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 27th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Knicks/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York +1
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