New York Knicks at New Orleans Pelicans - 4/14/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New Orleans Pelicans (25-29) vs New York Knicks (28-27)
Game Info: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -3 -- Over/Under: 220.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Knicks and New Orleans Pelicans meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The New York Knicks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 105.4 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 104.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 23 points and six assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 17.4 points and 5.7 rebounds. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Rose is dishing 3.7 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 114.7 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26.8 points and 7.1 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 24 points and five rebounds. Lonzo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 3.8 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game.
The Knicks are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The under is 4-0 in Knicks last 4 Wednesday games. The over is 35-16 in Pelicans last 51 overall. The Knicks are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Pelicans are playing better basketball lately and probably should be favored at home, but they're still untrustworthy defensively and are losing their last five games by an average of 4.6 points. The New York Knicks have been kind to us all season in the underdog role, have covered seven of their last eight road games and only lose in the underdog role by an average of 3.1 points. The Knicks compete, win or lose. Give me the Knicks and the free bucket.