The Charlotte Hornets (5-10) travel to face off against the New York Knicks (9-7) on Tuesday, November 28th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in Madison Square Garden and televised on MSG. Both the Hornets and Knicks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 ET.
Hornets vs Knicks
The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Hornets will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Magic with a final score of 130-117. Turning the tide, the Hornets picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 61-57.
Today, the Hornets are entering the action with an overall record of 5-10 and have achieved a 2-1 record over their last three games. During their 15 games, the Hornets have gone 5-8 against teams in the Eastern Conference and 0-2 in non-conference matchups.
So far, Charlotte’s ATS record is below .500 at 5-9. During this season, Charlotte has a 0-3 record against the spread as favorites and 5-6 as underdogs.
The Knicks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Knicks will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Suns with a final score of 116-113. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 64-56, the Knicks picked up the win.
Over the Knicks’ last five games, they are 4-1 and come in with an overall record of 9-7. The team is presently 7th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Atlantic division.
New York currently has an ATS record of 10-6, placing them above .500 against the spread. The Knicks have been unable to cover the spread in their last two games as favorites, and they hold a 3-3 record against the spread when playing as underdogs.
Hornets Offense Breakdown
Through 15 games the Hornets are averaging 114.1 points per contest, placing them 14th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Hornets will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.6 made 3’s per game. If the Charlotte offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 14 turnovers per game.
Knicks Offense Breakdown
New York has recorded an average of 109.7 points per game (25th) throughout 16 games games. So far, the Knicks are averaging 95.1 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 28th in the league in field goal percentage 28th%.
Hornets Team Defense
Currently, the Hornets’ defense holds the 27th rank in the NBA, allowing 122.2 points per game.
In their previous game, the Hornets’ defense struggled against the Magic, giving up 130 points on a field goal percentage of 53%.
Knicks Team Defense
Currently, the Knicks’ defense holds the 2nd rank in the NBA, allowing 105.9 points per game.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Knicks defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.7% while allowing 35.6% from downtown.
Key Players For The Hornets And Knicks
Our projections for today’s game indicate that LaMelo Ball will be the primary scorer for the Hornets, with 17 points and going 6/14 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 24.7 points per game, in addition to 5.5 rebounds.
As for New York, Jalen Brunson is projected to be the primary scorer for the Knicks. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 19, and adding 3 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 46.1% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 24.9 points per game.
Hornets vs Knicks Trends
- Although Charlotte has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 116 points per game in these games.
- In their last ten games at home, the Knicks have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 7-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 107 points per game in this stretch.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Hornets have a straight up record of 3-7. Their record vs the spread in these games was 4-5-1.
- As the betting favorite, the Knicks have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.
For a point-spread bet in this Knicks vs. Knicks matchup, we’re leaning towards the Hornets at +11. Although our projections show the Knicks winning 107-104, we suggest placing your bet on the Hornets for the point-spread.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 222, and our model projects the Hornets and Knicks to reach a combined total of 211 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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