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New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets 2/26/2020 NBA Picks and Previews

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New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets 2-26-2020 NBA Picks and Previews

New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets 2/26/2020 – The Charlotte Hornets host the New York Knicks Wednesday in an Eastern Conference matchup. NBA odds pick the Hornets as slight favorites over the Knicks in what is expected to be a close contest. Both teams are coming off losses and will be aching to get back on the winning track. The Knicks led the all-time series over the Hornets. However, Charlotte has won their last three meetings.

New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets 2/26/2020

When: February 26, 2020 7:00 PM ET
Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
TV: FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST – CHARLOTTE
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets 2/26/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New York Knicks +2 (-110) 206 o (-110) -113

Charlotte Hornets
-2 (-110) 206 u (-110) +103
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New York Knicks Betting

The New York Knicks showed some signs of life a couple of weeks ago but ended up losing as many games they won. They have dropped four in a row and are having trouble sustaining their level of play. While New York is going through the motions of finishing the season, staying out of the cellar would be ideal. Julius Randle and RJ Barrett will anchor the offense anew. New York needs to improve on defense, allowing opponents an average of 111.8 points per game.

Players to watch: J. Randle PF 55 GP 55 GS 32.7 MIN 19 PTS 2.3 OR 7.3 DR 9.6 REB 3.2 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 3.1 TO 2.8 PF 1 AST/TO 16.68 PER

R. Barrett SG 47 GP 46 GS 30.5 MIN 13.9 PTS 1 OR 4.1 DR 5.1 REB 2.4 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.2 TO 2.3 PF 1.1 AST/TO 10.06 PER

B. Portis PF 57 GP 4 GS 20.9 MIN 9.6 PTS 1.3 OR 4 DR 5.3 REB 1.6 AST 0.5 STL 0.2 BLK 1.1 TO 1.8 PF 1.4 AST/TO 14.09 PER

Charlotte Hornets Betting

The Charlotte Hornets are looking to bounce back from an embarrassing beating at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets at home. P.J. Washington and Malik Monk are scoring but Charlotte needs to improve offensively. On defense, they are allowing other teams 110 points per game. Against the Knicks they need to tighten up, aware that points can come from practically anyone on the New York side.

Players to Watch: T. Rozier PG 55 GP 55 GS 34.2 MIN 17.6 PTS 0.8 OR 3.7 DR 4.5 REB 4 AST 1 STL 0.2 BLK 2.3 TO 2.1 PF 1.7 AST/TO 14.51 PER

D. Graham PG 56 GP 46 GS 35 MIN 17.6 PTS 0.7 OR 2.8 DR 3.6 REB 7.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.9 TO 1.9 PF 2.6 AST/TO 15.4 PER

M. Bridges SF 56 GP 55 GS 30.8 MIN 13.2 PTS 1.4 OR 4.2 DR 5.6 REB 1.8 AST 0.6 STL 0.7 BLK 1.5 TO 2.1 PF 1.2 AST/TO 12.71 PER

New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets 2/26/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

New York Knicks

New York are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games.
Knicks are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
New York are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games against Charlotte.
New York are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Charlotte.
Knicks are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
New York are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Charlotte.
New York are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games this season.
Knicks are 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of New York’s last 20 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.

Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte’s last 5 games.
Charlotte are 4-15 SU in their last 19 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Charlotte’s last 13 games against New York.
Charlotte are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games at home.
Charlotte are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against New York.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte’s last 6 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Charlotte are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
Charlotte are 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games played in February.

Injuries

New York Knicks

Elfrid Payton PG Ankle is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Charlotte
Frank Ntilikina PG Groin is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Charlotte

Charlotte Hornets

No Injuries

Head-to-Head
New York Knicks Charlotte Hornets
29-26 Against the Spread 26-28
23-33 Straight Up 27-29
104 Points per Game 102
111 Points Allowed per Game 109
44.01 Offensive FG% 43.42
69.21 Offensive FT% 74.9
33.6 Offensive 3PT% 34.64
46.35 Defensive FG% 47.54
74.27 Defensive FT% 76.12
38.4 Defensive 3PT% 35.47

New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets Betting Picks

This will be a tight contest with both teams having good chances of getting a win. NBA basketball lines are giving the host team a slight advantage on Wednesday. However, things could turn around especially if guys like Randle, Barrett or even Dennis Smith Jr. find their range.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Knicks for this game is at -113 while the Hornets are at +103 at home.

ATS: +2 is given to the Knicks across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Hornets with -2.

TOTALs: 206 is the given total for this match with the Knicks going over and the Hornets the team under.

Score Prediction: 107 – 106 Hornets