New Orleans Pelicans at New York Knicks - 1/20/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans at New York Knicks - 1/20/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks (22-23) vs New Orleans Pelicans (16-28)

Game Info: Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Knicks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 212 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Orleans Pelicans and New York Knicks meet Thursday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden. The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The New York Knicks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 105.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 22.7 points and 6.1 rebounds, while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 18.4 points and 12 rebounds. Devonte’ Graham is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Hart is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.

The New York Knicks are averaging 104.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 19.1 points and 10.1 rebounds, while RJ Barrett is averaging 16.9 points and 2.4 assists. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Kemba Walker is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.

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The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Knicks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Pelicans last 6 overall. The under is 9-4 in Knicks last 13 overall. The under is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings in New York.

The New York Knicks are heating up during this winning stretch, and they're shooting 46.5 percent from the field in their last five games. The New Orleans Pelicans continue to struggle defensively, and they allow 47.7 percent shooting from the field on the road this season. The over has hit in the last four meetings between the Knicks and Pelicans. This line feels extremely low. Give me the over the projected total.

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