Orleans Pelicans vs New York Knicks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Orleans Pelicans vs New York Knicks Prediction 2/27/2024

The New Orleans Pelicans (34-24) travel to face off against the New York Knicks (35-23) on Tuesday, February 27th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on MSG. The Knicks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pelicans are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pistons. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Pelicans vs Knicks

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The Pelicans Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their latest game against the Bulls, Brandon Ingram was the top scorer for the Pelicans’ offense, scoring 22 points and shooting 7/16 from the field. While Zion Williamson was 2nd on the team with 19 points, New Orleans fell short in the game with a final score of 114-106.

Over their last three games, the Pelicans are 1-2 and have an overall record of 34-24. In Western Conference games, the Pelicans are 24-18 and are 10-6 in non-conference matchups.

Against the spread, New Orleans have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 31-27 ATS. The Pelicans currently have a three game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 16-18 vs. the spread as the favorite.

The Knicks Are Coming Off A Win

The Knicks won vs. the Pistons in their most recent game, ending with a score of 113-111. The start of the second half saw the Knicks in the lead, at 62-58.

Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Pelicans, the Knicks are looking to stay above .500 and their record stands at 35-23. In the Eastern Conference, the Knicks are in 4th place and are 2nd in the Atlantic division.

Against the spread, New York have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 32-26 ATS. The Knicks maintain an ATS record of 16-13 on the road, while they have a 16-13 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Pelicans Offense Breakdown

The Pelicans come into today’s game as the 14th ranked scoring offense at 116.1 points per game.

On offense, the Pelicans are 14th in scoring at 116.1 points per game. However, they have scored less than their average in two straight games. For the season, they are 14th in scoring on the road at 115.4 points per game.

When it comes to pace, New Orleans is 18th in the NBA at 98.2 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 9th in the league at 48%. From three-point range, the Pelicans are 11th in the NBA at 37%.

So far this season, the Pelicans have outscored the NBA scoring average in 51.7% of their games. In terms of assists, New Orleans is 12th in the league at 27.1 per game.

Knicks Offense Breakdown

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Through 58 games the Knicks are averaging 114.2 points per contest, placing them 19th in the NBA.

In terms of scoring, the Knicks are averaging 114.2 points per game this season, which is 19th in the NBA. However, at home, they are averaging 113.8 points per game, which is 22nd in the league.

When it comes to their style of play, the Knicks are 30th in the NBA in pace at 95.7 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are shooting 46% from the field, which is 22nd in the league.

From beyond the arc, the Knicks are 13th in the NBA in three-point shooting at 36%. In terms of free throws, they are getting to the line an average of 23 times per game, which is 12th in the league.

Pelicans Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Pelicans defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 34.5% of their games. Currently, they are 8th in the NBA at 112.0 points per game allowed. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pelicans are forcing 12.7 per game, which is 13th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 19th in blocked shots at 4.9 per game.

Knicks Team Defense

On average, the New York defense is giving up 109.8 points per game (3rd). Right now, they are on a 7 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Knicks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.5% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.9% from downtown.

Key Players For The Pelicans And Knicks

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Brandon Ingram as the primary point contributor for the Pelicans, finishing with 22 points while maintaining a 8/17 shooting accuracy. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21.4 points per game, along with 4.9 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Jalen Brunson as the leading scorer for the Knicks. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 27 while also collecting 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 47.8%, and his scoring average is 27.7 points per game.

Pelicans vs Knicks Trends

  • Across the Pelicans last ten road games, the team averaged 111 points per game while allowing 112. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 5-5, while going 6-4 straight-up.
  • New York has played well in their previous five home games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 106 points per game while allowing 102. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Knicks have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-2.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Pelicans have a straight up record of 3-2, while going 1-4 against the spread.

Pelicans vs Knicks Prediction

We’re backing the Pelicans for a victory, with the projected score at 129-100. Additionally, we favor them to cover the spread, so we recommend placing a bet on the Pelicans at -2.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 219.5, and our model predicts the Pelicans and Knicks to score a combined 229 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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