New Orleans Pelicans vs. New York Knicks Prediction and Betting Trends
- Feb 25, 2023, 2:28:50 PM
The New Orleans Pelicans will take on the New York Knicks on Saturday, February 25, at Madison Square Garden. The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. EST, and it will be available to watch on the Kingpin.pro iOS and Android app. Here is our prediction for this game, along with analysis and betting trends.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans have had a mixed season so far, with a record of 30-30 and sitting seventh in the Western Conference. They are averaging 114.8 points per game and outscoring opponents by 1.3 points per game. CJ McCollum is the leading scorer for the team, averaging 21.2 points and 5.9 assists per game. However, the team is dealing with multiple injuries, with Zion Williamson, E.J. Liddell, and Dyson Daniels out.
New York Knicks
The Knicks are currently sixth in the Eastern Conference with a record of 34-27. They are coming off a win against the Washington Wizards, where Julius Randle scored 46 points. Randle has been the standout player for the Knicks, averaging 25.1 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game. The team has a solid record at home, winning 16 out of their 31 games.
The Knicks are currently favored to win the game by three points, with the over/under set at 225.5. The total has gone under in four of New Orleans' last five games, and the team is 4-13 straight up in their last 17 games. The Knicks, on the other hand, have won seven of their last ten games and are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games.
Public Betting Data
According to the latest public betting data, 59% of bets are on the Knicks to cover the spread, while 63% of bets are on the total to go over.
We predict that the New York Knicks will win the game, cover the spread, and the total will go over. The Knicks have been in solid form recently, and Randle's 46-point game against the Wizards will give them a boost of confidence. The Pelicans, on the other hand, are dealing with several injuries, which will make it difficult for them to compete at a high level.
Pick: New York Knicks (-3)