New Orleans Pelicans vs New York Knicks Prediction, 2/25/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs New York Knicks
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans (+3)
The New York Knicks welcome the New Orleans Pelicans at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. New York opens this game as 3-point favorites. The total is set at 234.
The Pelicans faced the Raptors and ended up losing by a score of 115-110 in their last contest. New Orleans wrapped up the contest with a 46.4% FG percentage (39 of 84) and converted 13 of 30 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Pelicans converted 19 of 25 tries for a rate of 76.0%. In relation to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 43 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 23 assists in this game in addition to forcing 11 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When discussing the defense, New Orleans allowed the other team to shoot 46.7% from the floor on 43 out of 92 shooting. Toronto earned 17 dimes and had 10 steals for this game. Additionally, Toronto grabbed 48 rebounds (11 offensive, 37 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Toronto went 80.0% at the charity stripe by converting 20 of 25 tries. They buried 9 out of their 31 shots from three-point range. In the matter of personal fouls, the Pelicans left the arena with 19 while the Raptors had 20 personal fouls.
Brandon Ingram is one guy who was a major contributor for the contest. Ingram finished the game shooting 44.4% from the field and also distributed 3 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 37 mins and totaled 7 rebounds. He ended up with 36 points on 12 out of 27 shooting.
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New Orleans will enter this contest with a record of 30-30 so far this season. They average 114.8 points per game (14th in basketball) while connecting on 47.9% from the floor. The Pelicans are connecting on 35.6% on shots from downtown (648 of 1,818) and 78.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, New Orleans is pulling in 44.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,542 assists this year, which has them ranked 11th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 15.0 times per contest and as a unit they commit 20.8 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Pelicans are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.8 personal fouls. They are ranked 16th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,508 conceded for the campaign. The Pelicans defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 47.4% (2,489 of 5,247) and they concede 42.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They relinquish 33.9% on 3-pointers while they are 16th in the league in PPG allowed (113.5).
When they last played, the Knicks went home victorious with a score of 122-101 when they faced the Hawks. When discussing rebounds, New York permitted Atlanta to pull down 40 overall (8 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 19.2% from three-point range by connecting on 5 out of 26 and ended up going 16 out of 21 at the free throw line (76.2%). The Knicks permitted the Hawks to convert 40 out of their 97 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.2% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Knicks shot 45 out of 96 from the floor which had them shooting 46.9%. In reference to shooting from beyond the arc, New York buried 14 of their 43 tries (32.6%). They were able to make 18 of them for a rate of 81.8%. The Hawks earned 18 fouls for this game which took the Knicks to the free throw line for 22 shots. They gave up possession 9 times, while recording 2 steals for the matchup. The Knicks were able to pull down 45 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 55 in the matchup.
Jalen Brunson ended up being a major contributor for the Knicks in the game. He made 10 of 19 for this game for a field goal rate of 52.6%, and tallied 9 rebounds. Brunson earned 28 points in his 38 minutes on the court and had 5 dimes for the contest.
New York has a win-loss mark of 33-27 on the year. The Knicks are responsible for committing 20.9 fouls every game while shooting 77.1% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 22.4 times per contest (30th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 12.7 times per game. New York has 6,874 points on the campaign (114.6 per game) and they collect 47.0 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Knicks are connecting on 46.1% from the field, which has them ranked 24th in the NBA.
The Knicks are ranked 10th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 112.3. They are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.5% from the field (3rd in basketball). The New York defense allows 34.7% on three-point shots (771 of 2,222) and their opponents are making 77.1% of their foul shots. They have allowed 24.7 dimes and 43.5 boards every game, which has them ranked 11th and 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (-3)
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