Pelicans vs. Knicks - 3/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (30-44) at New Orleans Pelicans (26-46)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, FSN
The New York Knicks and New Orleans Pelicans meet Monday night at the Sleep Train Arena.
The New York Knicks could use a nice win after losing 10 of their last 16 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 98.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 101.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.8 points and 4.2 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 13.9 points and 7.2 rebounds. Arron Afflalo is dishing two assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost 10 of their last 14 road games.
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The New Orleans Pelicans also look for a win after losing 12 of their last 15 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 103.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Jrue Holiday is averaging 16.6 points and six assists while Tim Frazier is averaging 14.7 points and 4.3 rebounds. Toney Douglas is dishing 2.3 assists and Dante Cunningham is grabbing three rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost six of their last eight home games.
The Knicks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 7-20 ATS in their last 27 Monday games. The Pelicans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Knicks are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New Orleans and 12-3 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall.
I don't like the Knicks at all, but they do have a couple of recent wins under their belt. The Pelicans are also missing all of their key players and are just waiting for the season to end. Don't love the line, but the Knicks should take this.