Knicks vs. Hornets Prediction, Pick and Preview, November 12 (11/12): NBA

Knicks vs. Hornets Prediction, Pick and Preview, November 12 (11/12): NBA

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Odds

 

Time 7:40 p.m. EST
Knicks money line -120
Knicks spread -1.5 (-110)
Hornets money line +100
Hornets spread +1.5 (-110)
Over / under 217.5

 

Preview

The New York Knicks will travel to the Spectrum Center and take on the Charlotte Hornets this Friday.

New York Knicks

The Knicks are coming off of a painful defeat at MSG to the Milwaukee Bucks that resulted in their starters being pulled. Coach Thibs was fed up, and a DRose-led run would have them within two points, but they'd ultimate lose 112-110.

Julius Randle is the leader of this New York Knicks team. The former UK forward is leading the team in points (21.9) and rebounding (10.5), but they need more consistency from him.

R.J. Barrett has taken a third-year leap. The former Duke swingman had a five-game stretch of 20 points or more going, but he's cooled off a bit over the last three games. He's second the team with 16.9 ppg.

The addition's of Evan Fournier and Kemba Walker have yielded mixed results. During New York's 5-1 start, the former Celtics guards were both shooting over 50% from three, but through six games in November they've combined for just 11 threes. Walker is back in Charlotte tonite, so that may be something to watch.

Former MVP Derrick Rose leads an energetic second team. DRose is averaging 13.3 ppg, and he led the team with 22 points against the Bucks.

Charlotte Hornets

Miles Bridges has asserted himself as the frontrunner for the NBA's Most Improved Player Award with his impressive start. He's cooled down a bit since a season-high 32 points in the lost to GSW, but Bridges leads the team in scoring (21.3) and rebounding (7.5).

LaMelo Ball's play has picked up in his second season as well. After cooling off from a hot start, Ball has scored 20+ in five of his last six games. Ball's averaging 19.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, and 6.3 apg, and slowly turning into a triple-double threat nightly.

Gordon Hayward and Kelly Oubre Jr. bring unique skillsets to the lineup. Hayward's ability to score, rebound and distribute has been on display early, while Oubre's two-way style has made life simpler on Miles Bridges. Oubre is coming off a career-high 37 points in the win over Memphis.

Prediction

This is going to be a tough one. The Knicks are coming into Charlotte angry, and have every ounce of motivation to shake back tonite. The appeal of the Hornets as home underdogs may be too tempting here. This group plays with a lot of energy on their home floor, and the Knicks are a bit shaky right now. This will be a homecoming of sorts for Kemba Walker, so look for Charlotte's new era to play well this evening.

Take the Hornets ML tonite.

PICK: Charlotte Hornets ML (+100)

 

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