New Orleans Pelicans vs New York Knicks 4/18/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
New Orleans Pelicans vs New York Knicks 4/18/2021 – The New York Knicks are making a big push to a better playoff position before the season ends. They will have a chance to extend their momentum once they host the New Orleans Pelicans at the mecca of basketball in the Madison Square Garden in New York City. ESPN will have the broadcast rights for this game and will start airing the match live at exactly 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass subscription is the best way to enjoy the match through an online live stream. The New York Knicks at their home court are given the edge in NBA spreads to win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
New Orleans Pelicans vs New York Knicks 4/18/2021
New Orleans Pelicans vs New York Knicks 4/18/2021 Betting Odds
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
The New Orleans Pelicans playoff chances are starting to dim being stuck at 11th place in the NBA Western Conference standings for so long They need 2.5 games to chase the San Antonio Spurs and the back-to-back losses that they just had did not help at all. Their record is now at 25-31 and owns a comfortable three-game lead over the Sacramento Kings. Their last match against the Washington Wizards was a heartbreaker and lost by two points in overtime, 115-117. Brandon Ingram has been playing great, doing 34 points, seven rebounds and five assists while Zion Williamson did 21 points and six rebounds before fouling out.
Players to watch: Z. Williamson PF 51 GP 51 GS 32.9 MIN 26.7 PTS 2.5 OR 4.6 DR 7.1 REB 3.6 AST 0.9 STL 0.7 BLK 2.6 TO 2.3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 27.55 PER
B. Ingram SF 51 GP 51 GS 34.6 MIN 24.3 PTS 0.6 OR 4.4 DR 5 REB 4.8 AST 0.7 STL 0.7 BLK 2.5 TO 2 PF 1.9 AST/TO 20.13 PER
L. Ball PG 42 GP 42 GS 31.4 MIN 14.2 PTS 0.6 OR 3.5 DR 4.1 REB 5.6 AST 1.4 STL 0.6 BLK 2 TO 2 PF 2.8 AST/TO 15.41 PER.
New York Knicks Betting
The New York Knicks are in tight competition with the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics for the 4th to 6th best record in the NBA Eastern Conference standings. They are the last in that pack with their record at 30-27 but they got into that position because of their five-game winning streak. They had a great performance during their last match beating the Dallas Mavericks on the road by eight points, 117-109. Julius Randle dominated with 44 points, ten rebounds and seven assists while RJ Barrett had 24 points, eight rebounds and two assists. Derrick Rose contributed 15 points off the bench.
Players to Watch: J. Randle PF 56 GP 56 GS 37.2 MIN 23.6 PTS 1.3 OR 9.3 DR 10.6 REB 6 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 3.5 TO 3.2 PF 1.7 AST/TO 19.91 PER
R. Barrett SG 57 GP 57 GS 34.1 MIN 17.3 PTS 1.1 OR 4.7 DR 5.7 REB 3 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1.9 TO 2.6 PF 1.5 AST/TO 13.92 PER
A. Burks SG 44 GP 5 GS 25.8 MIN 12.6 PTS 0.4 OR 4.1 DR 4.5 REB 2.2 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 1 TO 2.1 PF 2.2 AST/TO 14.66 PER.
New Orleans Pelicans vs New York Knicks 4/18/2021 Betting Numbers
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
New York Knicks
New York are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
Josh Hart SG Thumb is out indefinitely
New York Knicks
Alec Burks SG Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans vs New York Knicks Betting Picks
The New Orleans Pelicans are going to have to bring their best game as they are the underdogs according to the top online sportsbook in this matchup against the New York Knicks. This match has an interesting position battle between Julius Randle and Zion Williamson.
Moneyline: The Pelicans have an ML of +110 if they pull an upset while the Knicks are given -133.
ATS: The given spread between both teams is set at 2.5 points. The Knicks are at -2.5 while the Pelicans are +2.5.
TOTALs: The total for both teams to dance on is set at 221 points with the Pelicans going over while the Knicks are under.
Score Prediction: 114 – 110, Knicks