O'Sullivan's Thursday 1.20 NBA Pick: Pelicans at Knicks plus an RJ Barrett prop bet
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Seattle O’Sullivan 2021-2022 NBA Season so far: 111-137-3, -$419.66
(Standing Caveat: The universe is chaotic. Life is unpredictable. Things happen. Like injuries. And COVID protocols. In following Seattle O’Sullivan’s betting advice, be advised that you should always monitor your bets during the day to make certain unforeseen things have not occurred which might change your wagering opinion. Thank you.)
New Orleans Pelicans at New York Knicks, 7:30 pm Eastern
The Pick: New York -165, bet $24.59 to win $15; New York -3.5 (-113), bet $8.43 to win $7.50
New Orleans is pretty bad on the road (6-17) and pretty bad as an underdog (9-25). New York is 16-10 as a favorite and are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games. The Knicks’ defense remains tough at 6th in the NBA, while the Pelicans’ scoring offense is a rather anemic 24th in the league. The Knicks beat the Pelicans in their other matchup this year, are a half-game out of the play-in games in the Eastern Conference, and just lost a tough one to Minnesota. I think they’re eager to get back on track tonight.
Player Prop: R.J. Barrett over 19.5 points (-112), bet $5.60 to win $5
Barrett dropped 35 in the Knicks’ previous win over the Pelicans, and he’ll be eager to show what he can do against a New Orleans team that drafted his college buddy Zion Williamson over him (even if it made perfect sense at the time).