Knicks vs. Pelicans odds, line: 2023 NBA picks, February 25 predictions from a computer model created

The New York Knicks will try to extend their four-game winning streak when they face the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. New York has won six of its last seven games overall, returning from the All-Star break with a 115-109 victory in Washington on Friday. New Orleans has dropped three of its last four games and is entering the final game of a four-game road trip. Zion Williamson (hamstring) remains out for New Orleans. Evan Fournier (illness) is questionable for the Knicks.

Tipoff is set for 7:30 pm ET. New York is favored by 3 points in the latest Knicks vs. Pelicans from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under is set at 223.5. Before diving into any Pelicans vs. Knicks picks, you’ll want to check out the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Prediction Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit to $100 players on their top rated NBA picks over the past four-plus years. The model leaves the NBA All-Star break on an impressive 55-30 roll on all top NBA picks this season, returning nearly $2,100. Anyone who follows it has seen massive results.

Now, the model has set her sights on Knicks vs. Pelicans. You can go to SportsLine to see their picks. Here are some NBA betting lines for Knicks vs Pelicans:

  • Knicks vs. Pelicans spread: Knicks -3
  • Knicks vs. Pelicans over/under: 224 points
  • Knicks vs. Pelicans money line: New York -155, New Orleans +130
  • Knicks vs. Pelicans picks: See the picks here

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Why the Knicks can cover

New York closed the first half of the season on a three-game winning streak, and returned to action with a comeback win over Washington on Friday night. The Knicks erased a 19-point deficit in their 115-109 win, giving them their ninth win in their last 13 games. Julius Randle scored 16 points during a 30-7 run in the second half, and Jalen Brunson hit a layup to give New York the lead with less than a minute left.

The Knicks are holding on to the last guaranteed playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, and they are only one game back of fifth place Brooklyn in the standings. Randle leads New York with 25.1 points and 10.6 rebounds per game, while Brunson is adding 23.8 points and 6.2 assists. The Knicks have won and covered the spread in six of their last, while New Orleans is 1-8 in their last nine road games.

Why the Pelicans can cover

New York is in a difficult scheduling situation on Saturday night, as it looks to return from the All-Star break with back-to-back games. The Knicks had to erase a huge deficit and come up with some big plays down the stretch in their win over Washington, expending a lot of energy in the process. New Orleans had the day off on Friday after a narrow loss to Toronto on Thursday night.

The Pelicans were able to strengthen their lineup by acquiring Josh Richardson from San Antonio on February 9, and he scored 11 points on Thursday. New Orleans is in a three-way tie for seventh in the Western Conference standings, so every game is important right now. The Pelicans are usually underdogs at Madison Square Garden, covering the spread in four of their last six trips there.

How to make Knicks vs Pelicans picks

The model is after Pelicans vs. Knicks simulated 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is biased Over, generating a point scatter peak that is hit in well over 50% of the simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who won Knicks vs Pelicans? And which side of the spread is hitting well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine to see which side of the Pelicans vs. Knicks spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has pressed its NBA picks, and find out.

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