Knicks vs Hornets Prediction - NBA Picks 11/18/23
Charlotte Hornets (3-7) vs New York Knicks (6-5)
Game Info: Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 6:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
Betting Odds: Charlotte Hornets +6.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New York Knicks invade the Spectrum Center to do battle with the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night.
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks are starting to heat up now as they've won five of their last six games overall and they will be gunning for a third straight victory after beating the Wizards in a 120-99 road win last night. Jalen Brunson led the team with 32 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, Immanuel Quickley added 27 points off the bench while Julius Randle chipped in with 22 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. As a team, the Knicks shot 49 percent from the field and 16 of 38 from the 3-point line as they took control of the contest with 35 points in the first quarter, but they couldn't really put the pesky Wizards away until the fourth quarter where they held the Wizards to just 15 points to get the blowout win.
Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hornets have been in poor form with eight losses in their first 11 games and they will be hoping to arrest a three-game slide after getting thrashed by the Bucks in a 130-99 loss last night. LaMelo Ball led the team with 37 points and five assists on 12 of 28 shooting, Miles Bridges added 17 points off the bench while Mark Williams chipped in with 11 points and 16 rebounds. As a team, the Hornets shot just 40 percent from the field and six of 26 from the 3-point line as they exploded for 37 points in the first quarter to take an early 13-point lead, but it was all one-way traffic from that point as they had no answer for the Bucks once they clicked into gear. Gordon Hayward had a rough night as he shot just one of nine for his two points.
The Knicks are still missing RJ Barrett for this one, while the Hornets are coming into this meeting with the same squad as last night. The Knicks are on a roll now and they looked great in last night's big win over the Wizards, while the Hornets have continued to struggle with five losses in their last six games and they couldn't get close to hanging with the Bucks despite a big game from Ball. Give me the Knicks to continue their strong form with another win and cover on the road.