Free NBA Picks Today: New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets 3/7/23

Free NBA Picks Today: New York Knicks vs Charlotte Hornets 3/7/23
Tue 7th March 2023

The Charlotte Hornets (20-46, 9-26 Away) will try to break down one of the NBA’s top shooting defenses when they head to face the New York Knicks (39-27, 19-15 Home) on Tuesday.

Charlotte lost to the Brooklyn Nets 102-86 at Barclays Center on Sunday, their third loss in a row. With 17 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. was the scoring leader in the losing effort. Dennis Smith Jr. added 15 points, six rebounds, six assists, and one steals.

The Hornets are 14th in the Eastern Conference. New York won their ninth in a row in a close one on Sunday at TD Garden, beating the Boston Celtics 131-129 in double overtime.

Immanuel Quickley had 38 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists to lead the team. The Knicks are the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. This is the final meeting of the season between the teams.

New York will be seeking a season sweep against Charlotte after getting the win in both of their previous meetings, the most recent of which was a 121-102 victory at Spectrum Center in December 2022.

Julius Randle led the Knicks with 33 points and seven rebounds. Terry Rozier had 24 points in the loss. Rozier is averaging 21.3 points per game to lead the Hornets in scoring this season. Rozier also has dished 4.8 assists per game.

Meanwhile, Mason Plumlee is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. Randle and Jalen Brunson have been the primary providers of the Knicks’ offense, averaging 25.4 and 23.9 points per game, respectively. Randle also has collected 10.4 rebounds per game, seventh-most in the league, while Brunson has recorded 6.2 assists per game.

Holding foes to only 45.4% from the field, the Knicks are one of the league’s toughest FG% defenses (3rd). The Knicks have found success in recent clashes between the teams at Madison Square Garden, winning six of the last 10. New York is looking for a seventh successive home win this season.

Charlotte is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -2.6 (111.4-114.0). New York has gone 9-1 over the last 10, scoring 122.7 points per game on average while allowing 112.2 (+10.5 margin). The Knicks are averaging 115.5 ppg for the full season while allowing 112.4.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Mark Williams: 26.8 | 15.0 | +11.8
Nick Richards: 9.6 | 13.8 | -4.2
Points per game:
PJ Washington: 8.0 | 15.2 | -7.2
Rebounds per game:
Mark Williams: 12.4 | 6.4 | +6.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Immanuel Quickley: 29.8 | 20.6 | +9.2
Points per game:
Immanuel Quickley: 22.0 | 13.4 | +8.6
Rebounds per game:
Josh Hart: 5.8 | 7.8 | -2.0

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NY Knicks -9.5 (-115)

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