Charlotte Hornets vs New York Knicks Prediction, 5/15/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs New York Knicks
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Madison Square Garden is the venue where and the New York Knicks (39-31) will take on the Charlotte Hornets (33-37) on Saturday.
The Charlotte Hornets stepped onto the hardwood against the Los Angeles Clippers and took a loss by a score of 113-90 in their last game. Charlotte ended the game with a 39.3% field goal percentage (33 of 84) and made 9 of their 33 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Hornets made 15 of their 19 shots for a percentage of 78.9%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they collected 35 with 8 of them being offensive. They also dished out 24 assists in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and getting 9 steals. Regarding the defense, Charlotte let their opponent shoot 53.3% from the floor on 40 out of 75 shooting. Los Angeles dished out 28 assists and had 6 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Los Angeles snagged 44 rebounds (6 offensive, 38 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Los Angeles walked away from this one shooting 75.0% when shooting free throws by making 12 of their 16 tries. They also converted 21 of their 45 tries from distance.
LaMelo Ball is a guy who was a factor in the game. He ended up walking away with 18 points on 5 out of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 31:23 minutes and also grabbed 6 boards. Ball finished 50.0% from the floor and also dished out 7 assists. One more player that was a factor in this contest for the Hornets was Bismack Biyombo. He totaled 7 rebounds in 26:14 minutes on the hardwood. He went 66.7% from the field in this contest by connecting on 6-of-9 (13 points). When this game wrapped up, Biyombo earned 1 assist.
Charlotte will take the court with a record of 33-37 on the year. They turn it over 15.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 18.1 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Charlotte is pulling down 43.7 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,880 dimes so far this year, which is 6th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Hornets are shooting 37.2% on three-point attempts (958 of 2,572) and 75.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 109.5 points per outing (22nd in the league) while hitting 45.7% from the field. When they are on defense, the Hornets are able to force 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.6 personal fouls. They are conceding 36.6% on three-point shots and they are ranked 11th in the league in points per game allowed (111.2). The Hornets defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.7% (1,038 of 1,300) and they surrender 45.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are 30th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,900 surrendered on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the New York Knicks walked away with a victory by a final of 102-98 against the San Antonio Spurs. The Knicks recorded 38 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 48 in the game. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 7 steals in the matchup. The Spurs committed 16 fouls in the matchup which took the Knicks to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They were able to make 18 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 100.0%. In the matter of 3-pointers, New York made 14 of their 35 attempts (40.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Knicks walked away from this one shooting 35 for 86 from the floor which had them shooting 40.7%. The Knicks permitted the Spurs to bury 38 out of 91 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.8% for this game. They finished 28.6% from downtown by going 6 of 21 and finished the game at 16 of 19 at the charity stripe (84.2%). In relation to rebounds, New York permitted San Antonio to pull down 47 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Julius Randle was important for the Knicks in this contest. He made 7 of 21 for the matchup giving him a rate of 33.3%, and accumulated 9 rebounds. Randle earned 25 points in his 44:53 mins on the court and added 9 dimes for the matchup. Someone else that was pivotal for New York was RJ Barrett. He ended up walking away with 5 assists in 40:54 minutes played, and he shot 8 of 19 from the floor. Barrett wrapped this one up going 42.1% from the floor as well as earning 24 points and 9 rebounds.
New York has a win-loss mark of 39-31 on the season. The Knicks have committed 20.5 fouls per contest and they shoot 78.4% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 21.4 times per game (29th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.0 times per contest. New York has totaled 7,492 points so far this year (107.0 per contest) and they average 45.1 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Knicks are shooting 45.6% from the floor, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Knicks are ranked 1st in the league in points per game surrendered with 104.8. The New York defense concedes 33.9% on 3-point attempts (840 of 2,475) and their opponents are making 76.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 23.6 assists and 43.9 rebounds per game, which is 5th and 15th in basketball. They are forcing 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.1% from the floor (1st in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Charlotte
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