Charlotte Hornets vs New York Knicks Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 9 (12/9): NBA

Charlotte Hornets vs New York Knicks Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 9 (12/9): NBA



Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Knicks money line -175
Knicks spread -4 (-110)
Hornets money line +150
Hornets spread +4 (-110)
Over / under 225


2022-2023 season stats

  New York Knicks Charlotte Hornets
Record 12-13 7-18
Road / home record 6-6 4-8
Streak W2 L3
Points per game 113.00 109.00
Points allowed per game 114.00 115.00
Rebounds per game 46.00 45.00
Rebounds allowed per game 46.00 45.00
Over / under record 11-13-1 13-12


The New York Knicks hit the road and will visit the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center on Friday night. These teams already faced each other earlier this season in New York where the Knicks took the win 134-131.  


New York Knicks

The Knicks get here with a 12-13 record overall and are 6-6 on the road so far ranking 5th in the Atlantic Division. The Knicks are 6-6 in Eastern Conference games. New York ranks fifth in the Eastern Conference with 33.5 defensive rebounds per game led by Julius Randle averaging 6.4.

Julius Randle is averaging 20.6 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists for the Knicks. Jalen Brunson is shooting 49.5% and averaging 21.5 points for the Knicks. Randle is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for New York.

In their last 10 games the Knicks are 4-6, averaging 112.2 points, 45.8 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.3 points per game.

Charlotte Hornets

The Hornets get here with a 7-18 record and are 4-8 at home so far this season ranking 4th in the Southeast. In their last game at home, they lost 122-116 against the Nets. Terry Rozier scored 29 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 28 for the Hornets and has scored at least 20 points in 6 consecutive games.

Kelly Oubre Jr is leading the team with 20.4 points per game. M. Plumlee leads in rebounds with 8.3 per game while Smith Jr. has 6.3 assists for Charlotte.

In their last 10 games, the Hornets are 3-7, averaging 110.1 points, 42.8 rebounds, 30.0 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117 points.



New York are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Charlotte.

New York are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games against Charlotte.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New York's last 9 games on the road.

New York are 2-13 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against Charlotte.

Charlotte are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games.

Charlotte are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.



The Knicks have been pretty good lately and playing tough defense like they used to play past seasons as they have allowed less than 90 points in each of their last 2 games. The Hornets continue to struggle and have one of the worst records in the league. They already lost against the Knicks earlier this season as well but the Knicks are 2-13 in the last 15 games playing in Charlotte. However, the Hornets are still dealing with injuries while the Knicks are full healthy so I'm going with the Knicks on this one. 

PICK: Knicks -4 (-110)

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