Pelicans vs. Knicks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 7, 2023

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Pelicans vs. Knicks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 7, 2023

NBA Predictions

Odds are against RJ Barrett and the New York Knicks (47-33), who are an 8.5-point underdog when they take the court against CJ McCollum and the New Orleans Pelicans (41-39) on April 7, 2023. A 223.5-point total has been set for the matchup.

Pelicans vs. Knicks Odds

  • Pelicans odds to win: -354
  • Knicks odds to win: +280
  • Spread: Pelicans (-8.5)
  • Total: 223.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Friday, April 7, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • TV: BSNO and MSG

Who Will Win Pelicans vs. Knicks?

Pelicans and Knicks Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Pelicans are 6-4 against the spread when favored by 8.5 points or more this season.

The Knicks are 1-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 8.5-point underdogs.

These teams average 230.4 points per game combined, 6.9 more than the total of 223.5.

New Orleans and New York have seen its opponents average a combined 1.9 more points per game than the over/under of 223.5 set in this matchup.

The average total the Pelicans have had set in games this year is 3.5 more points than this outing’s point total.

The average point total for New York this season is 5.2 points higher than this game’s over/under.

New Orleans has gone 39-40-1 ATS this season.

The Knicks have a 45-34-1 record against the spread this year.

Pelicans Stats & Insights

The Pelicans have a +152 scoring differential, topping opponents by 1.9 points per game. They’re putting up 114.5 points per game to rank 15th in the league and are allowing 112.6 per contest to rank eighth in the NBA.

The Pelicans average 43.6 rebounds per game (12th in the league) while conceding 41.8 per contest to their opponents. They outrebound opponents by 1.8 boards per game.

New Orleans knocks down 11.1 three-pointers per game (22nd in the league), 1.1 fewer than its opponents (12.2).

The Pelicans rank 19th in the league by averaging 111.8 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are sixth in the NBA, allowing 110 points per 100 possessions.

So far in 2022-23, the Pelicans’ offense has been slightly better at home, where they average 115 points per game, compared to on the road, where they score 114 per game. Defensively, they have been much tougher in home games, where they surrender 110.1 points per game, versus playing on the road, where they let their opponents to score 115.1 per game.

Knicks Stats & Insights

The Knicks’ +253 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 3.1 points per game) is a result of putting up 115.9 points per game (11th in NBA) while giving up 112.8 per outing (11th in league).

The 46.6 rebounds per game New York accumulates rank third in the NBA, 4.6 more than the 42 its opponents collect.

The Knicks hit 12.6 three-pointers per game (11th in the league) at a 35.4% rate (19th in NBA), compared to the 13 their opponents make, shooting 35.5% from deep.

The Knicks score 114.9 points per 100 possessions (sixth in league), while giving up 111.5 points per 100 possessions (12th in NBA).

New York is scoring more points at home (116.8 per game) than away (115).

Pelicans Key Players to Watch

The Pelicans active leader in points and assists this season is McCollum, who scores 20.8 points per game to go with 5.8 assists.

Jonas Valanciunas averages 14.2 points per game and adds 10.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists for the Pelicans.

McCollum makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Pelicans, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.8 per contest.

Herbert Jones averages 1.5 takeaways per game, while Valanciunas collects 0.6 rejections per contest.

Knicks Key Players to Watch

Josh Hart has a top spot on the Knicks rebounds and assists leaderboards, scoring 9.8 points a contest with 7.8 rebounds per game and 3.8 assists per game.

The Knicks have gotten 19.5 points, 2.7 assists and 5.1 rebounds out of Barrett this season.

Immanuel Quickley hits two treys per game.

The Knicks’ defensive effort gets a lift from Hart (1.2 steals per game) and Mitchell Robinson (1.8 blocks per game).

Pelicans vs. Knicks Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Knicks (+ 8.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (223.5)

  • Prediction:
    Knicks 115 – Pelicans 114

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