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(30-39) Charlotte Hornets vs. New York Knicks (24-45)
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Hornets -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 220
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Charlotte has been struggling lately playing below average ball as they’ve only won four out of their last 10 contests while going 5-5 ATS. Their most recent outing resulted in a 129-117 win against the lowly Atlanta Hawks.
They shot nearly 53% from the field, while also draining 17 three-pointers. Free throws were also part of the game plan as they attempted 30 and converted 20 of them.
The offense has been pretty average as they own the 14th ranked offense in efficiency. Their defense has been a little worse ranking 18th in efficiency.
On the road the offense has been mediocre ranking 12th in PPG, 19th in FG% and 6th in 3PT%. They also really struggle making free throws ranking 27th on the road. The defense has been mediocre as well ranking 17th in PPG, 21st FG%, 24th in 3PT% and 15th in RPG.
Charlotte has been stroking it recently, shooting 49.8% from the field in their last five contests, which is better than their season average of 44.8%. It has been ugly defensively as they are giving up 120.8 PPG in that span.
New York Knicks
New York can just go full-out tank mode at this point and try to get in the running for the number one lottery pick. Not a bad start losing their last nine games while also going 2-7 ATS in that span.
Their most recent outing was a 110-118 loss to Philadelphia in which they were able to cash in four more buckets than Philadelphia, but the free throw game was the difference as Philadelphia converted 15 of 37 while New York only converted 5 of 20.
Their offense hasn’t been in great shape ranking 23rd in efficiency, while their defense isn’t too much better ranking 21st overall.
New York does what they can at on offense ranking 15th in PPG, 10th in FG% and 12th in 3PT%. On the defensive side they have been average ranking 16th in PPG, 4th in FG%, 20th in 3PT% and 14th in RPG.
In their last five contest they are converting 47% of their shots, which is a little better than their season average of 46.4%. Their defense hasn’t been too much better than Charlotte’s giving up 118.2 PPG in that span.
NBA Betting Trends:
- CHA are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 Sat. games.
- NY are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- NY are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
- Over is 16-4-1 in the last 21 meetings in New York.
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction: Charlotte keeps playoff hopes alive
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Charlotte -6.5
Charlotte is living on a sliver of playoff hopes now, and at this point every win is crucial. The odds are still slim, but crazier things have happened.
New York is tanking and have not been playing competitive basketball.
I’ll go with the team that has been shooting converting over 50% of their shots in their last couple of games. Lay the points with the team that still has something to play for.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Charlotte 123 – New York 112
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