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New Orleans Pelicans vs New York Knicks Betting Prediction and Odds

New York pays a visit to New Orleans on Saturday, hoping to send the Pelicans to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA betting action at Smoothie King Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the New Orleans Pelicans as -8.5-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 215 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 112-102 result in favor of the Pelicans. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

New York Knicks vs New Orleans Pelicans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Knicks will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 19-16 ATS versus the spread this season, while the New Orleans Pelicans are 19-15-1 ATS. New York is 16-18-1 against the points scored total betting line, while New Orleans is 22-13 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Orleans vs New York injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the New Orleans Pelicans rated this week at No. 26 and the New York Knicks sitting at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting New York Knicks rank No. 11 in the league with 44.34 per game. That compares with New Orleans's No. 18 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Orleans is the NBA's No. 8-ranked team at 11.4 per game, while the New York Knicks rate No. 30 with 7.77 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Michael Beasley poured in 23 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds in a losing cause for New York on Thursday, as the Spurs rolled to a 119-107 victory over New York at AT&T Center.

The Pelicans got a terrific 33-point performance from Anthony Davis but Dallas handed them a 128-120 defeat on Friday at Smoothie King Center.

Betting Trends
  • New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • New York is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 6 games
  • New York is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of New Orleans's last 15 games
  • New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games at home
  • New Orleans is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing New York

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to San Antonio, Tuesday, January 2nd
New Orleans at Utah, Wednesday, January 3rd