NBA Jock MKT Pick ‘Em – March 7th – Charlotte Hornets at New York Knicks

Mitchell Robinson Over 0.5 Double-Double

Since returning from an injury that landed the Knicks center on the bench for over a month, Robinson has emerged as one of the best two way centers in the Eastern Conference. Robinson returned to the Knicks starting lineup February 24th and they have gone 6-0 since with Robinson securing a double-double in all but one of those contests. 

The 24-year-old from Western Kentucky has put the league on notice, averaging 12 rebounds per game and 10 points per game since his return from injury. With Brunson back in the lineup tonight, expect Robinson to benefit from both lob passes and crashing the offensive boards as the two continue to work the high pick and roll to perfection. 

Robinson and the over here is our play tonight. Let’s cash. 

Julius Randle Over 2.5 turnovers

While Randle has been lighting it up for the Knicks during their 6-game win streak, his inability to hold onto the ball has been extremely frustrating for Knicks fans.

Over his last 2 contests, Randle has turned the ball over a staggering 10 times. After averaging 2.8 turnovers over the month of February, that number has jumped to 4.7 during the Knicks current win streak. The Knicks momentum is undeniably correlated to Randle’s ability to score as he is averaging just under 33 PPG over the last six games, an increase from his 27 PPG over the month of February. 

When it comes to Randle, however, there is unfortunately some good that comes with the bad. While you can count on him to score from legitimately anywhere on the floor, you can also count on him to turn the ball over in relatively high volume. We saw this multiple times in the overtime win against the Celtics when the Knicks had a chance to close the game out during regulation and the first overtime before Randle turned the ball over on consecutive possessions. 

With points comes turnovers, and we’re feeling confident in this relatively low 2.5 turnover line tonight for Randle. Cash the over.

Julius Randle Under 0.5 Steals

Randle has been the driving force on the offensive end for the resurgent New York Knicks over the last month, scoring 74 points over his last two games. However, his impact on the defensive end has been far less impactful.  

Dating back to February 4th, the Knicks have played 15 games and Randle has only recorded one steal in any of these games. Randle has exactly one steal in his last 5 games, so the safe play here is to put money down that Randle is unlikely to grab a steal tonight against the Hornets offense. 

Hammer the under on Randle steals tonight. 

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