New Orleans Pelicans (10-8) at New York Knicks (5-14)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +7 -- Over/Under: 235 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans and New York Knicks meet Friday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 119.6 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 117.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 26.6 points and 12.7 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 20.1 points and 9.3 assists. Nikola Mirotic is the third double-digit scorer and Julius Randle is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.2 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost seven of their last eight road games.
The New York Knicks could use a win here after losing eight of their last 10 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 108.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 114.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 24.2 points and 2.9 assists while Enes Kanter is averaging 14.8 points and 11.3 rebounds. Trey Burke is the third double-digit scorer and Allonzo Trier is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost four straight home games.
The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Knicks are 25-10 ATS in their last 35 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 5-0 in Knicks last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Pelicans last 4 overall.
The New Orleans Pelicans have had issues on the road this season, but the offensive effort is still there, which should eventually start translating into some wins. The New York Knicks are allowing 123 points on 48.9 percent shooting in their last five games, being outscored by eight points. There's just no way I can back the Knicks against an offensive powerhouse in the Pelicans.