New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 1/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Monday, January 11, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+3.5)
The Charlotte Hornets (5-5) host the New York Knicks (5-4) at Spectrum Center on Monday. New York opens this contest as 3.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 213.
The New York Knicks faced the Oklahoma City Thunder and went home with a loss by a final score of 101-89 in their last contest. New York ended having earned a 35.8% field goal percentage (34 out of 95) and made 9 of 27 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Knicks buried 12 of 20 shots for a rate of 60.0%. With respect to rebounding, they compiled 48 with 10 of them being offensive. They also dished out 19 assists in the matchup in addition to earning 8 steals and 7 blocks. Concerning defending, New York allowed their opponent to shoot 43.7% from the field on 38 out of 87 shooting. Oklahoma City distributed 16 dimes and had 2 steals for the matchup. Additionally, the Thunder grabbed 62 rebounds (11 offensive, 51 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Oklahoma City finished the game shooting 66.7% at the charity stripe by burying 14 of their 21 attempts. They also made 11 of 34 attempts from 3-point range.
RJ Barrett is one player who was a contributor for the contest. He ended up with 19 points on 7 of 21 shooting. He saw the court for 44:14 mins and grabbed 7 rebounds. Barrett went 33.3% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Knicks was Julius Randle. He snagged 12 boards and had 7 dimes. He ended up shooting 53.3% from the floor for this contest by shooting 8-of-15 (18 points). In all, Randle was on the hardwood for 30:42 min.
New York will enter this game with a record of 5-4 on the season. They are losing possession via turnover 15.7 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 20.9 fouls per game. As a team, New York is grabbing 47.1 rebounds per contest and has racked up 205 dimes so far this season, which is 24th in the league in terms of passing. The Knicks are shooting 36.8% on three-point shots (89 of 242) and 73.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 102.7 points per outing (28th in the league) while connecting on 45.1% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Knicks are forcing 12.8 turnovers every game and they draw 19.9 personal fouls. They are conceding 30.1% on 3-point attempts and they are 2nd in the NBA in points per game allowed (104.1). The Knicks defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.4% (115 of 179) and they concede 45.9 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 4th in basketball in giving up assists with 197 relinquished so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the Charlotte Hornets took home the win by a final score of 113-105 against the Atlanta Hawks. The Hornets snagged 36 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 42 in this matchup. They rejected 7 shots while getting 10 steals in this matchup. The Hawks were called for 22 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Hornets to the charity stripe for a total of 24 shots. They were able to bury 18 of them for a clip of 75.0%. In the matter of shots from beyond the arc, Charlotte buried 15 of their 33 tries (45.5%). When the game finished, the Hornets shot 40 out of 77 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.9%. The Hornets allowed the Hawks to make 34 of their 91 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.4% in this matchup. They finished shooting 30.4% from beyond the arc via 14 out of 46 and finished the game at 23 out of 28 from the free throw line (82.1%). In the matter of rebounds, Charlotte permitted Atlanta to pull down 47 in all (17 offensive).
Terry Rozier ended up being a major contributor for the Hornets in the game. He made 8 of 15 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 53.3%, which had him finishing with 23 points. Rozier totaled 4 boards in his 35:28 minutes of time on the court and accounted for 2 assists in this game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Charlotte was P.J. Washington. He totaled 22 points in 36:29 minutes played via 7 of 11 shooting in this matchup. Washington ended up shooting 63.6% from the floor as well as collecting 2 dimes and 7 rebounds.
Charlotte has a record of 5-5 on the campaign. The Hornets have committed 20.2 personal fouls per contest while shooting 73.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 29.0 times per game (1st in the NBA) and they turn it over 15.5 times per game. Charlotte has accounted for 1,084 pts on the year (108.4 per game) and they pull down 44.6 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Hornets are connecting on 44.5% from the floor, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. The Hornets defensively are ranked 11th in basketball in points allowed per game with 109.5. They have forced 16.5 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.8% from the field (16th in the league). The Charlotte defense concedes 33.8% on shots from 3-point land (130 of 385) and opponents are knocking down 72.3% of their foul shots. They surrender 28.8 dimes and 47.7 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 30th and 25th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (+3.5)
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