New Orleans Pelicans vs New York Knicks Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 11 – 23 – 2018

New Orleans Pelicans (10-8) vs New York Knicks (5-14)

Date : 11/23/2018
Time : 7:30 pm EST
Location : Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

New Orleans Pelicans vs New York Knicks

The New  Orleans Pelicans will travel to Madison Square Garden in New York City, to battle the New York Knicks on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Pelicans have played well recently yet halted a 3 game winning streak on the road versus the Philadelphia 76ers by dropping the game by a 121 – 120 score. In a close game throughout, the Sixers and the Pelicans shot similarly from the field as well as from 3 point range; However, the Sixers happened to make some critical baskets down the stretch while the New Orleans Pelicans field to make critical free throws, thus sealing their fate.

The New York Knicks halted a 6 game losing streak by picking up a 117 – 109 road win over the struggling Boston Celtics in their last time out as Trey Burke scored 29 points while Tim Hardaway Jr chipped in 21 in the win. The under has been to play in 12 of the last 16 meetings at Madison Square Garden the most these two teams.


New Orleans Pelicans's Latest Performance :

Trey Burke came off the bench  to nail 4-6 3-point attempts while ending the game with 29 points as the New York Knicks shot close to 51% both from the field as well as from 3-point range in their victory over division foe Boston Celtics win their last outing. As stated, Tim Hardaway Jr also pumped in 21 points on the night while Enes Kanter had yet another Double-Double in scoring 10 points along with pulling down 10 rebounds in the win for the Knicks.

And for a team that has struggled in stopping opponents all year long, the Knicks allowed the Celtics to shoot only 36% from the floor on the night as they controlled the pace of the game throughout. Kyrie Irving led the team with 22 points along with 13 assists while Marcus Morris chipped in 22 points in the loss as the Celtics Went only 10-33 from the 3-point line in the contest. Nonetheless, the Knicks will look to continue their winning ways versus a New Orleans Pelicans team that would likely be looking for atonement in giving up a potential win versus the Sixers in their last outing.  It is for this reason that this game will certainly be an exciting one in that both teams will either be looking to get back on the winning track or, to maintain their winning ways after halting a major losing streak.


New York Knicks's Latest Performance :

Anthony Davis came into his match up with the Sixers and Center Joel Embiid averaging 29 points per game in 2018;  However, when it was all said and done, the center for the Pelicans finished with 12 points along with 16 rebounds on the night while Embiid had 31 points along with 19 rebounds in the much-needed win for Philadelphia. Also,  Davis had an opportunity at the end of the game to get the win for New Orleans, however, could not convert on free throws, thus ceiling the fate for the Pelicans.

Nonetheless, Jrue Holiday along with each E’Twaun Moore each have 30 points for the Pelicans as holiday also finished with 10 assists on the night. Julius Randle also shot 6-13 for the night while ending with 22 points on a night where the Pelicans shot only 43% from the floor. Their defense, on the other hand, allowed six double-digit scores for Philadelphia in the loss and as Ben Simmons also chipped in 22 points, eight rebounds, along with seven assists in the win. With the lost, the Pelicans have dropped their last two road matchups this season and will likely get back on track versus a New York Knicks squad that also halted a losing streak of their own in their last outing.


How New Orleans Pelicans & New York Knicks Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:


New Orleans is 9 – 9 ATS while the OU is  2 – 6

New York is 9 – 9 – 1 ATS while the OU is 12 – 7



In-Depth Analysis of each team:

Look for the Pelicans to really play well in this matchup versus the Knicks has they will certainly want to come out controlling the pace of the game from the start. On the other hand, the Knicks will also have much  incentive to win as they halted a 7 game losing streak in their last win versus the Boston Celtics and will certainly look to Hardaway Jr along with Burke to allow the team to continue their winning ways. Also, look for  Kanter to be important in this matchup as well as he will need to somehow neutralize Anthony Davis in the post throughout the game.

Against The Spread Selection: Pick:   New Orleans Pelicans

My reason for the pick :


While the Knicks are coming off a game in which they needed to win very badly moving forward, they will certainly have incentive to come out focused in winning this game as they would  like to win their second straight game. On the other hand, the Pelicans will be looking to atone for their lackluster performance versus the Philadelphia 76ers in their last outing. With that being the case, I will back the Pelicans in this matchup as they have been very consistent lately despite their last loss. The Knicks, on the other hand, picked up a much-needed win in their last outing, however remain to be a very inconsistent team that is struggling on both  ends of the court. In all, expect the Pelicans to get back on the winning track versus the Knicks in what would be a dominating performance.



Totals Selection: Pick: Over

My reason for the prediction :

While the Pelicans are known to be a team that can certainly shoot the rock, they are also known to give up points as well. With that being said, look for the Knicks to have a great night on the offensive end versus New Orleans in this matchup while the Pelicans will certainly look to run up the score on a New York Knicks team that is allowing 115 points per game to their opponents. In all, the over is indeed the strong play in this match up.

Betting trends for New Orleans Pelicans:

  • Over is 4-0 in Pelicans last 4 overall.
    Over is 4-0 in Pelicans last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
    Over is 4-0 in Pelicans last 4 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.

Betting trends for New York Knicks:

  • New York Over is 5-0 in Knicks last 5 overall.
    Over is 4-0 in Knicks last 4 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
    Over is 5-0 in Knicks last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.


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