Charlotte Hornets vs New York Knicks 5/15/2021 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Charlotte Hornets vs New York Knicks 5/15/2021 – The Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks are going down the wire and both teams are aiming to improve their current playoff standing. Both teams have two games left and they will clash first this Saturday, May 15 and it will be at the basketball mecca inside the Madison Square Garden in New York. The game starts at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be covered live on television by MSG and Bally Sports SE-CHA. NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy watching both feeds through their online live streaming platform. Having the home court advantage gives the New York Knicks the edge in NBA online betting over the Charlotte Hornets.
Charlotte Hornets vs New York Knicks 5/15/2021
Charlotte Hornets vs New York Knicks 5/15/2021 Betting Odds
Charlotte Hornets Betting
The Charlotte Hornets have this game and the Washington Wizards before ending the season. This team is now tied with the Indiana Pacers for the eight best record in the NBA Eastern Conference and a win will seal their position. They also have a chance of stealing the seventh best record if they win both games. Gordon Hayward is not expected to play the rest of the regular season and even the play-in tournament. For the meantime, Terry Rozier is expected to lead the team in scoring and he needs the additional scoring punches from Devonte Graham and LaMelo Ball.
Players to watch: T. Rozier SG 67 GP 67 GS 34.3 MIN 20.5 PTS 0.7 OR 3.6 DR 4.3 REB 4.2 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 1.9 TO 1.7 PF 2.2 AST/TO 17.35 PER
G. Hayward SF 44 GP 44 GS 34 MIN 19.6 PTS 0.8 OR 5 DR 5.9 REB 4.1 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 1.7 PF 2 AST/TO 17.78 PER
L. Ball PG 49 GP 29 GS 28.9 MIN 15.8 PTS 1.2 OR 4.8 DR 6 REB 6.2 AST 1.6 STL 0.3 BLK 2.9 TO 2.8 PF 2.1 AST/TO 18.03 PER.
New York Knicks Betting
The New York Knicks are now sixth in the NBA Eastern Conference standings and after this game against the Boston Celtics before calling it a season and heading to the playoffs. This will be the first time they will get in the playoffs since Carmelo Anthony led them in 2013 only to lose against the Miami Heat. So far, so good for the Knicks and they are coming off from a tough win against the San Antonio Spurs. Winning both games will give them a best case scenario of pushing their position to fourth place. These are the times that defense will take over and expect the Knicks to use that to secure both wins against the Hornets and Celtics.
Players to Watch: J. Randle PF 69 GP 69 GS 37.4 MIN 24 PTS 1.2 OR 9 DR 10.2 REB 5.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 3.4 TO 3.2 PF 1.7 AST/TO 19.91 PER
R. Barrett SG 70 GP 70 GS 35 MIN 17.6 PTS 1 OR 4.8 DR 5.8 REB 3 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1.9 TO 2.6 PF 1.6 AST/TO 13.56 PER
D. Rose PG 33 GP 3 GS 26.9 MIN 15.1 PTS 0.3 OR 2.5 DR 2.9 REB 4.3 AST 0.9 STL 0.5 BLK 1.4 TO 1.1 PF 3.1 AST/TO 19.23 PER.
Charlotte Hornets vs New York Knicks 5/15/2021 Betting Numbers
Charlotte are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
New York Knicks
New York are 16-4 ATS in their last 20 games.
Gordon Hayward SF Foot is out indefinitely
New York Knicks
Derrick Rose PG Ankle is “?” Saturday vs Charlotte
Charlotte Hornets vs New York Knicks Betting Picks
The New York Knicks have shown a lot of toughness in their games and channeling those defensive 90s teams. Expect this game to go low scoring with online sportsbook putting the Charlotte Hornets as the underdogs.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Hornets if they pull a major upset is at +200 while the Knicks are at -250.
ATS: It is just six points separating both teams across the spread with the Hornets taking the +6 while the Knicks are -6.
TOTALs: It is a total of 212 points for this matchup with the Hornets going over and the Knicks are under.
Score Prediction: 105 – 102, Knicks