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2021 NBA Handicapping
New York Knicks (28-27) vs New Orleans Pelicans (25-29)
Date: Wednesday, April 14th
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: New Orleans NA | New York NA
NBA Betting Odds: New York NA
NBA Betting Total: O/U NA
Two teams on the cusp of playoff positioning will play Wednesday as the New York Knicks (28-27) will travel South to play the New Orleans Pelicans (25-29). Both teams have been in good recent form, winning their last three games.
These teams haven’t met all season but are scheduled to play twice this week, with the other matchup taking place Sunday in New York. The New York Knicks are eighth in the Eastern Conference standings, while the New Orleans Pelicans are 11th in the West.
New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans have been one of the best teams in the last week, thanks to only their second winning streak of three or more games this season. They beat the Philadelphia 76ers to begin this streak and haven’t looked back since then.
In their last game, the New Orleans Pelicans toppled the Sacramento Kings 117-110. It was an enticing matchup in the race to secure a spot in the play-in tournament in the West. Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram, the New Orleans Pelicans’ top two scorers this season, were the architects of this win, scoring a combined 64 points on the night.
The New Orleans Pelicans are now just one game behind the play-in tournament spot.
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks seem to have rediscovered their mojo after a poor start to the second half of their campaign. They are now 28-27 for the season and have bolstered their chances of reaching the playoff, thanks to their ongoing three-game-winning streak.
In their last outing, the New York Knicks beat the misfiring LA Lakers 111-96, who entered the contest after a blowout win over the star-studded Brooklyn Nets. Julius Randle tormented the LA Lakers with 34 points and 10 rebounds on the night.
It was a closely contested game in the first half, but a solid third-quarter performance from the New York Knicks, where they outscored the LA Lakers 26-16, propelled them to the victory.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Knicks are 7-5 SU in last 12 games
- Knicks are 9-3 ATS in last 12 games
- Knicks UNDERS are 10-5 in last 15 games
- Pelicans are 6-4 SU in last 10 games
- Pelicans are 10-7 ATS in last 17 games
- Pelicans UNDERS are 6-5 in last 11 games
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs New York Knicks NBA Prediction
This has the makings to be a great game as both teams are on winning streaks and have positioned themselves for a spot in the play-in games with just over a month remaining in the season.
The Pelicans have been without Lonzo Ball as he deals with a hip pointer but it hasn’t mattered as Zion Williamson has been on a dominant tear as of late. The 20 year old former #1 pick has averaged 35 points over the teams 3 game winning streak.
New York has been woeful on the road this season, going just 11-17 so far. New Orleans has gone 16-13 in the Smoothie King Center and enters this matchup with a days rest after their road trip. I’m backing Zion to continue his tear and power his team to a win over the Knicks and former college roommate RJ Barrett.
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