Knicks vs Pelicans Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, February 25, 2023

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The New York Knicks (34-27) host the New Orleans Pelicans (30-30) at Madison Square Garden, starting at 7:30 PM ET on Saturday, February 25, 2023. The Pelicans are 3.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under for the matchup is 223.5 points.

How to bet Knicks vs. Pelicans

New York Knicks vs. New Orleans Pelicans Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Knicks as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Knicks have -160 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +136 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 223.5 points.

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Knicks vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, February 25, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: MSG
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Arena: Madison Square Garden

Knicks vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Knicks are 33-27-1 this year. New York has come away with 19 wins in the 29 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. The Knicks have hit the over in 53.3% of their opportunities this year (32 times over 60 games with a set point total).

In the Pelicans’ 60 games this year, they have 28 wins against the spread. New Orleans has won 10 of the 31 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (32.3%). The Pelicans have eclipsed the over/under 53.3% of the time this year (32 of 60 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Knicks Leaders
Julius Randle 61 25.1 10.6 4.1 0.7 0.3 2.8
Jalen Brunson 57 23.8 3.6 6.2 0.9 0.3 1.9
RJ Barrett 54 19.6 5.2 2.8 0.5 0.2 1.8
Immanuel Quickley 60 12.7 4 3.1 0.8 0.1 1.7
Quentin Grimes 50 10 3.4 1.9 0.7 0.4 1.8


Pelicans Leaders
Brandon Ingram 25 23 5 4.8 0.7 0.5 1.7
CJ McCollum 53 21.2 4.3 5.9 1 0.6 2.8
Jonas Valančiūnas 59 14.4 9.8 1.7 0.3 0.5 0.5
Trey Murphy III 57 12.9 3.6 1.2 1 0.5 2.2
Josh Richardson 45 11.3 2.8 3.2 1.1 0.3 1.7
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Knicks vs. Pelicans Injury Report

Pelicans: Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring), Dyson Daniels: Questionable (Ankle)

What you need to know about the New York Knicks

With 114.6 points per game on offense, New York ranks 15th in the NBA. At the other end, it gives up 112.3 points per contest, which ranks 10th in the league. When playing at home, the Knicks are putting up 1.9 more points per game (115.5) than they are in road games (113.6). On the offensive side of the ball, the Knicks have picked up their production a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 116.2 points per contest over that span compared to the 114.6 they’ve racked up over the course of this year.

New York is making 12.1 treys per game (15th-ranked in NBA) this year, while owning a 34.6% three-point percentage (23rd-ranked). Of the shots taken by the Knicks in 2022-23, 61% of them have been two-pointers (70.7% of the team’s made baskets) and 39% have been from beyond the arc (29.3%).

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What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

On offense New Orleans is the 14th-ranked team in the NBA (114.8 points per game). Defensively it is 16th (113.5 points allowed per game). At home the Pelicans are scoring 115.5 points per game, 1.4 more than they are averaging away (114.1). The Pelicans have fared worse offensively over their last 10 games, compiling 113.4 points per contest, 1.4 fewer points their than season average of 114.8.

New Orleans makes 10.8 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.6% from beyond the arc, ranking 22nd and 18th, respectively, in the NBA. In 2022-23, the Pelicans have taken 34.4% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 65.6% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.6% of the Pelicans’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 74.4% have been 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Knicks, and we project that Knicks will cover the spread (Knicks -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 223.5 points.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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