Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Hornets vs Knicks Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Charlotte Hornets taking on the New York Knicks Tuesday November 16th at Madison Square Garden, in New York, New York. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Charlotte Hornets (5-5) vs. New York Knicks (5-6)
Date: Tuesday, November 16th
Time:7:30 PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Knicks -110
NBA Betting Odds: Hornets -1.0
NBA Betting Total: 196
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After a disallowed last second three pointer kept the Knicks from prevailing in Charlotte, they will welcome the Hornets to the Big Apple for an evenly matched Eastern Conference showdown.
Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis knocked down what appeared to be the game-winning three pointer just six days ago to beat the Hornets. Only after review was it disallowed but Carmelo Anthony and Porzingis will look to avenge that defeat.
Despite the absence of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the Hornets have gotten off to .500 start through ten games. After losing their first three, Charlotte has responded with wins in five of the last seven games.
They’ll hit the road for one game against the Knicks before starting a seven-game homestand. It could be a difficult task with a few players nursing injuries.
Small forward Marvin Williams is nursing a pectoral strain but is expected to play.
Both Jeremy Lamb and PJ Hairston are questionable with shoulder and quad injuries, respectively.
Williams has played a large part in the Hornets recent success. He has started all ten games and is averaging 10.4 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game.
Also playing solid basketball is guard Nicolas Batum. He has scored in double digits in five straight games including over 24 in the last three.
After starting out strong, point guard Kemba Walker has struggled a bit recently.
He’ll have a favorable matchup when Jose Calderon is on him so he’ll look to get things going again in New York.
Walker will be the X-Factor in this one for the Hornets if they want to take one on the road before getting their homestand starting.
New York Knicks
Porzingis has far exceeded most people’s expectations so far this season. He has tallied double digit rebounds in five of the first 11 games and double digit points in nine of 11.
The contributions of him and some of the Knicks other younger players have them playing much better than people anticipated.
Carmelo has said that he is starting to gain the strength back in his legs which is bad news for the rest of the league. The group of players surrounding Carmelo is meshing and each night a different guy is stepping up to be the second option.
In addition to Porzingis, the group of Langston Galloway, Jerian Grant, Derrick Williams, and Kyle O’Quinn is contributing in all aspects of the game and has the Knicks 4th in the NBA in bench points.
If the Knicks want to avenge their loss in Charlotte, they’ll have to stay committed on the defensive end.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Knicks are 6-2 ATS as the underdog this season.
- The Over/Under is 4-7 for the Knicks this season.
- The Hornets are 16-20 ATS as favorite since the start of last season.
Free NBA Prediction:
Carmelo and the Knicks will get things going at home against a team they could find themselves fighting with for a playoff spot in a few months from now. This one will be a close, low-scoring matchup but the Knicks will prevail.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Knicks +1.0
If the Knicks are to keep themselves in the playoff hunt, these are games that they have to win. They should win this one at home.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Knicks 94 – Hornets 90
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