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(17-18) New York Knicks vs. New Orleans Pelicans (18-16)
Date: Saturday December 30
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 215
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Saturday, December 30 finds the New York Knicks travelling to Louisiana to play the New Orleans Pelicans. New York arrives having lost four games in a row and five of their last six. The Pelicans host the Mavericks on Friday night having won their three previous games against the Magic, Heat and Nets.
Last season, the Knicks swept the Pelicans in their two matches. The Pelicans hold a minor edge all-time record having bested the Knicks 17 of their 32 matches.
New York Knicks
The Knicks shooting may be their greatest asset with both big men performing well. Kristaps Porzingis leads the team in scoring (24.3) and blocks (2.2). His new frontcourt mate Enes Kanter is also finding success as he leads his new squad in rebounds (10.3) and field goal percentage (59.3).
The four game losing streak isn’t that surprising since four of the losses came on the road were the Knicks are 2 – 12. Conversely, New York boasts a 15-6 record at home.
Tim Hardaway Jr. remains out with a lower leg injury. Hardaway isn’t expected to return until the New Year.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans play host to the Mavericks the night prior to this game. As of posting the game isn’t complete, but this preview will be updated when it is. Entering Friday the Pelicans frontcourt is feasting on teams Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are combining for producing 51 3 points, 22.5 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 2.6 steals and 3/5 blocks. The Pelicans have a 3-2 record on the second night of back-to-back sets; however, the two losses came against the Warriors and Rockets
With Rajon Rondo leading the point the big men are getting fed multiple shots which is translating into huge dime accumulations for the veteran guard. The Pelicans have a 3-2 record on the second night of back-to-back sets, however, the two losses came against the Warriors and Rockets
Tony Allen is expected to miss up to 4 weeks with a non displaced fibula fracture. Allen joins Pelicans Alexis Ajinca (knee – out four to six months), Frank Jackson (foot – out three to four months) and Solomon Hill (Hamstring – expected to return in February).
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-2 in Knicks last 9 road games.
- In the last 12 games vs the Western Conference the Knicks over is 9-3
- Pelicans are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- As a favorite the over is 7-2 in New Orleans in the last 9 games.
- Over is 12-2 in Pelicans last 14 overall.
- Celtics are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 head to head meetings.
- Over Under is 3-7 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free New York Knicks vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction: Tale the modern twin towers and the points
Sure the Pelicans will be playing on their second consecutive night, but the Knicks play so poorly on the road it cancels out their advantage. Barring Kyle O’Quinn finding a way to anger Cousins to get him ejected it’s unlikely New York have enough up front to counter Boogie and the Brow.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics – 8.0
Despite tired legs the Modern Twin Towers offer too much offense to counter or stop particularly with Rondo’s recent uptick in dishing dimes. Take the 5.5 points and bank on drinking smoothies.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pelicans 109 – Knicks 99
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