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(4-11) New York Knicks vs. New Orleans Pelicans (7-7)
Date: Friday November 17
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pelicans -455, Knicks +387
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -10
NBA Betting Total: 228
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New Orleans can be dynamic with Anthony Davis and a nice supporting cast but it looks like consistency is going to be a challenge for them. This is a good bounce back spot.
The Knicks are missing their unicorn named Kristaps but even with him they are still short of talent to compete most nights.
New York Knicks
New York comes to the Big Easy looking to snap a three game losing streak. They are 22nd in the NBA in scoring and 22nd in defense. That combo makes their record very easy to understand.
Tim Hardaway is enjoying being the top option for the Knicks right now. With all the shots in the world at his disposal he is scoring 22ppg but he is not a high level scorer. More of a complimentary piece.
Enes Kanter is probably going to have to guard Anthony Davis and that is not a good matchup for him. He is just too slow to come out to the perimeter against him but they need his offense.
Even though they are missing key forwards the backcourt of the Knicks is definitely not a strength. They get very little from the point guard spot with Frank Ntkilina.
This is not a good matchup for New York. Hardaway should be able to get his but beyond that I am not sure there are other spots where they can win consistently.
New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis is one of the biggest difference makers in the league and this team is night and day, with and without him. When he is on the floor he just creates so much room for other players and they have figured out how to take advantage.
Jrue Holiday does not get the credit he deserves. He is a good enough shooter to draw you in and creative with the bound and an underrated distributor. He might be a poor man’s Russell Westbrook because he always plays with intensity too.
New Orleans is 5-1 at home this season and they seem in little danger of losing in this spot. The number is hefty but when they get on scoring binges they have shown they can really stick it to teams. More than I want to lay but still.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 10-4 in NY last 14 Fri. games.
- Over is 12-5 in NY last 17 vs. Western Conference.
- Over is 9-3 in NO last 12 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- NO are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- NO are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 home games.
Free New York Knicks vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
Per the above I don’t like putting down so much chalk but the Pelicans should be really strong in this one as they return home.
New York just doesn’t have the firepower to keep up and I don’t think they will play good enough defense either.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pelicans -10
Look for the Pelicans to build a big lead after three quarters and give some of it back late but still cash the ticket
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pelicans 119 – Knicks 103
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