New York Knicks (4-11) at New Orleans Pelicans (7-7)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -10 -- Over/Under: 227 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New York Knicks and New Orleans Pelicans meet Friday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The New York Knicks look for a bounce back victory after losing five of their last six games. The New York Knicks are averaging 106.1 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 22.9 points and 2.9 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 15.7 points and 11.7 rebounds. Allonzo Trier is the third double-digit scorer and Damyean Dotson is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost six of their last eight road games.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a home victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 117 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 115.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 25 points and 12.7 rebounds while Nikola Mirotic is averaging 20.3 points and 11.6 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Julius Randle is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won five of their last six home games.
The Knicks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pelicans are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Atlantic and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Knicks are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in New Orleans and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The New York Knicks don't have the offensive firepower to keep up with the New Orleans Pelicans, one of the better offensive teams in the league and a team that's caught fire at home this season. The New York Knicks aren't playing good basketball right now and don't have a consistent scorer outside of Hardaway. I don't love laying double-digit chalk in the NBA, but the Pelicans should be able to cruise in this contest against a team that's dropping quickly in the standings.