Charlotte Hornets vs. New York Knicks - 2/26/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Knicks (17-40) at Charlotte Hornets (19-38)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +1 -- Over/Under: 206 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The New York Knicks need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.8 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 19 points and 9.6 rebounds while RJ Barrett is averaging 13.9 points and 5.1 rebounds. Reggie Bullock is dishing 1.5 assists and Bobby Portis is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have split their last six road games.
The Charlotte Hornets could use a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 17.6 points and 4.5 rebounds while Devonte' Graham is averaging 17.6 points and 7.7 assists. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost three straight home games.
The Knicks are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a road favorite and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Hornets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games. The under is 7-2 in Knicks last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 4-0 in Hornets last 4 overall. The Knicks are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Charlotte. The over is 18-7-2 in the last 27 meetings.
The Charlotte Hornets have won three straight meetings against the Knicks and six of the last eight meetings overall. I get that the Knicks have the rest advantage, but they're also losing on the road by an average of 8.3 points and aren't the type of team you want to back in the favorite role often. These aren't games I'm looking to bet personally, but if forced to bet it, I'd want the home team. I'm not backing the Knicks much these days, and I'm certainly not doing it in a favorite role on the road.