The New Orleans Pelicans (25-31) visit the New York Knicks (30-27) Sunday at Madison Square Garden at 1 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze the Pelicans-Knicks odds and lines, with NBA picks and predictions.
The Pelicans are coming off a 117-115 overtime loss at the Washington Wizards Friday to kick off this short two-game road trip. In their last home game, they were dropped 116-106 by the Knicks, failing to cover as 2-point favorites. The Pellies haven’t failed to cover in three in a row since March 3-11.
The Knicks topped old buddy C Kristaps Porzingis and the Mavericks in Dallas 117-109 Friday. It was the Knicks’ fifth consecutive win and – more importantly to us – their eighth cover in a row.
Pelicans at Knicks: Odds, spread and lines
Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 6:24 a.m. ET.
- Money line: Pelicans +115 (bet $100 to win $115) | Knicks -140 (bet $140 to win $100)
- Against the spread/ATS: Pelicans +2.5 (-110) | Knicks -2.5 (-110)
- Over/Under: 219.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Pelicans at Knicks: Key injuries
- SG Nickeil Alexander-Walker (leg) out
- SG Josh Hart (thumb) out
- C Jaxson Hayes (back) probable
- SG Alec Burks (health and safety protocols) out
- C Mitchell Robinson (foot) out
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Pelicans at Knicks: Odds, lines, predictions and picks
Knicks 119, Pelicans 110
Money line (ML)
The KNICKS (-140) are a solid value at this price and you needn’t worry about covering the spread. They are on a five-game heater, including a win in New Orleans Wednesday by 10 points.
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Against the spread (ATS)
The KNICKS -2.5 (-110) are on an eight-game cover streak, last failing to cover at MSG in a low-scoring 99-86 loss to the Mavericks April 2. New York is also 13-3 ATS across the past 16 games as a home favorite, and 23-8-1 ATS over the previous 32 games overall.
The Pelicans, on the other hand, have failed to cover in four straight on the road, and they’re 2-5 ATS in the past seven games overall.
OVER 219.5 (-110) is the way to go here. These teams just hit the Over on Wednesday in the Crescent City.
The Over is 23-9 in the past 32 for the Pels when playing on a day of rest. The Over is also 4-1 in New York’s past five overall, and 4-1 in the past five against losing teams.
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