Knicks vs. Pelicans Player Props & Predictions – Tuesday, Feb 27

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The Knicks are ready to clash with the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, Feb 27. Today’s matchup is set to tip off at 7:30 ET and will be televised on MSG. New Orleans enters this game as 3.5-point favorites, and the over/under total is currently at 218.5. Can the Pelicans pull this one out as the favorite? Below you will find our Knicks vs. Pelicans player props and predictions.

Knicks vs. Pelicans Odds

  • Spread: Pelicans -3.5
  • Total 218.5

Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, Feb 27
  • Time: 7:30 ET
  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York NY
  • TV: MSG

Pelicans Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Pelicans have an over/under record of 2-3 and are 1-4 vs. the spread.
  • Although New Orleans has a straight up record of 6-4 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 5-5. The team averaged 111 points per game in these games.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Pelicans have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 7-3.

Knicks Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Knicks have an over/under record of 2-3 and are 0-5 vs. the spread.
  • Although New York has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 104 points per game in these games.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Knicks have gone 4-6 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 4-6.

Will the Pelicans Find a Way to Win in New York?

In terms of their ATS record, the Pelicans have gone 31-27 this season, including a record of 15-14 ATS on the road. Currently, they have lost two straight games against the spread on the road.

As the favorite, New Orleans has gone 21-13 this season and are favored by 3.5 points today. However, they have gone 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as the favorite. Overall, they are 16-18 ATS as the favorite.

The Pelicans have an O/U record of 27-31 this season, and the under has hit in their last two games. Today’s O/U line is 218.5, which is lower than their season average of 229.9. On average, their games have finished with 228.1 points.

New Orleans is coming off a 114-106 loss to the Bulls. They were favored by 5.5 points in that game and are now 31-27 on the season. In the Western Conference, the Pelicans are in 6th place and are leading the Southwest Division.

Against other Western Conference teams, the Pelicans are 24-18 and 10-6 in non-conference games. On the road, they have a record of 17-12, and their straight-up record vs. the Western Conference is 34-24.

The Pelicans have been an above-average offensive team this season, ranking 14th in the league with 116.1 points per game. In terms of scoring, they have been slightly better on the road (115.4 PPG) compared to at home (116.8 PPG).

When it comes to pace, New Orleans is 18th in the NBA at 98.2 possessions per game. In terms of shooting, they are 9th in field goal percentage (48%) and 12th in true shooting percentage.

So far this season, the Pelicans have outscored the NBA scoring average in 51.7% of their games. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 11th in three-point percentage but just 23rd in three-point attempts.

At this time, the Pelicans’ defense is positioned 8th in the NBA, permitting 112.0 points per game. New Orleans’ defense is currently forcing 12.7 turnovers per game, which is 13th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 19th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.9 rejections per game.

Can the Knicks Hold Strong at Home?

In the Eastern Conference standings, the Knicks are currently in 4th place with a record of 35-23. Within the Atlantic Division, they are in 2nd place.

This season, the Knicks have an ATS record of 32-26, including a 16-13 ATS record at home. However, they have failed to cover the spread in their last six home games.

As underdogs, the Knicks are 9-16 straight-up and 11-14 against the spread. Today, they are 3.5-point underdogs and have gone 11-14 ATS as underdogs. In their last three games as underdogs, they are 0-3 ATS.

New York’s O/U record for the season is 22-35-1, and the under has hit in their last three games. On average, their games have finished with 224 points, and today’s O/U line is set at 218.5.

The Knicks are coming off a 113-111 win over the Pistons. They were favored by 11 points in that game, and the O/U line was 225.

Heading into their matchup with the Pelicans, the Knicks are 19th in the NBA in scoring at 114.2 points per game. However, at home, they are averaging just 113.8 points per contest.

Despite their low pace of play (30th), the Knicks are 13th in the league in three-point attempts at 35.3 per game. They have made 13 threes per contest, which is 13th in the NBA.

New York is 22nd in field goal percentage at 46% and 14th in free throws made per game (18.1). In terms of assists, they are 29th in the league at 23.7 per contest.

On average, the New York defense is giving up 109.8 points per game (3rd). Right now, they are on a 7 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Knicks are forcing 12.4 per game, which is 10th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 29th in blocked shots at 3.9 per game.

Knicks vs. Pelicans Player Props

A player prop we are looking at is Jalen Brunson and his points prop of 31.5.

Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -115 while the under is at -120. Our model predicts that Jalen Brunson will finish with 27 points, 4 rebounds, and 6. As for his points prop, we favor the under at 31.5.

  • The Prop: Jalen Brunson Under 31.5 Points (-120)

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Knicks vs. Pelicans Predictions

The Pelicans is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 129-100. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Pelicans at -3.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 218.5 and given that our model is projecting 229 points between the teams, we like the over.

The Pick: Pelicans -3.5 | at Fanduel Sportsbook

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