New York Knicks vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 11/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (1-8) at New York Knicks (4-6)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, MSG
The New Orleans Pelicans and New York Knicks play Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for their second win after a rough 1-8 start. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 101.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Eric Gordon is averaging 20 points and 2.9 assists while Ryan Anderson is averaging 15.7 points and 7.6 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is dishing 4.5 assists and Luke Babbitt is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing teams to shoot 39.2 percent from deep and have allowed 100-plus points in 10 straight regular season games. Yes, injuries are not helping New Orleans, but the guys on the floor right now aren’t getting much done. Anthony Davis is questionable with a hip injury.
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The New York Knicks need a big win after losing five of their last seven games. The New York Knicks are averaging 98.9 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 99.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 23 points and 6.6 rebounds while Arron Afflalo is averaging 13 points and 2.5 assists. Kristaps Porzingis is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Jerian Grant is dishing 3.8 assists. The New York Knicks are getting 41.5 points from their bench and have allowed less than 100 points in six of their last seven games. Now, the Knicks just need more consistency on the offensive end in order to string together some wins. The Knicks have lost seven of their last eight home games.
The Pelicans are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Knicks are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a S.U. loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New York and 3-11 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
The Pelicans are damn near unbackable right now and that's not changing with so many injuries. I like the Knicks to get the job done at home.