Pelicans vs Knicks Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, April 7, 2023

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The New Orleans Pelicans (41-39) take their strong defense into a matchup against the efficient offense of the New York Knicks (47-33) at Smoothie King Center on April 7, 2023, where the Pelicans are 8.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 223.5 points for this matchup.

How to bet Pelicans vs. Knicks

New Orleans Pelicans vs. New York Knicks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Pelicans as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -350 odds to pick up the win, while the Knicks are listed at +278 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 223.5 points.

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Pelicans vs. Knicks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSNO
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Arena: Smoothie King Center

Pelicans vs. Knicks Betting Trends

In the Pelicans’ 80 games this season, they have 39 wins against the spread. New Orleans has been victorious in 26, or 65%, of the 40 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Pelicans games this year have gone over the total in 38 out of 80 opportunities (47.5%).

The Knicks have played 80 games, with 45 wins against the spread. New York is 20-20 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 50% of those games). The Knicks have hit the over 53.8% of the time this year (43 of 80 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Pelicans

Pelicans Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Brandon Ingram 43 24.5 5.3 5.8 0.7 0.4 1.5
CJ McCollum 73 20.8 4.4 5.8 0.9 0.5 2.8
Trey Murphy III 77 14.2 3.6 1.4 1.1 0.5 2.6
Jonas Valančiūnas 77 14.2 10.1 1.8 0.3 0.6 0.5
Josh Richardson 63 10.3 2.7 2.7 1 0.3 1.7

Knicks

Knicks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
RJ Barrett 71 19.5 5.1 2.7 0.4 0.2 1.7
Immanuel Quickley 79 14.6 4.1 3.4 1 0.2 2
Quentin Grimes 69 11.1 3.3 2.1 0.7 0.4 2.1
Josh Hart 74 9.8 7.8 3.8 1.2 0.3 0.8
Mitchell Robinson 58 7.3 9.2 0.9 0.9 1.8 0
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Pelicans vs. Knicks Injury Report

Knicks: Jalen Brunson: Out (Injury Management), RJ Barrett: Questionable (Illness), Duane Washington Jr.: Out (Hip), Julius Randle: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

Offensively, New Orleans is posting 114.5 points per game (15th-ranked in league). It is surrendering 112.6 points per contest at the other end of the court (eighth-ranked). The Pelicans post 115 points per game at home, compared to 114 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of one points per contest. The Pelicans’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, racking up 118.5 points per contest compared to the 114.5 they’ve averaged this season.

With 11.1 treys per game, New Orleans ranks 22nd in the NBA. It has a 36.6% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 12th in the league. This year, the Pelicans have taken 65.5% two-pointers, accounting for 73.7% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 34.5% from three-point land (26.3% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the New York Knicks

Offensively New York is the 11th-ranked team in the NBA (115.9 points per game). Defensively it is 11th (112.8 points allowed per game). The Knicks score 116.8 points per game at home, and 115 on the road. Over their past 10 games, the Knicks are averaging 122.3 points per game, 6.4 more than their season average (115.9).

Beyond the arc, New York is 11th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (12.6). It is 19th in 3-point percentage at 35.4%. In 2022-23, the Knicks have taken 39.9% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 60.1% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 30.1% of the Knicks’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 69.9% have been 2-pointers.

Pelicans vs. Knicks Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

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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