New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 31 (1/31): NBA
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- Jan 31, 2023, 7:53:40 AM
|Time||7:30 p.m. EST|
|Knicks money line||-145|
|Knicks spread||-2.5 (-110)|
|Lakers money line||+125|
|Lakers spread||+2.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||236|
2022-2023 season stats
|New York Knicks||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Home / road record||12-13||10-16|
|Points per game||114.00||117.00|
|Points allowed per game||112.33||118.67|
|Rebounds per game||40.00||43.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||43.67||43.33|
|Over / under record||26-23-2||27-24|
The New York Knicks return home and will host the Los Angeles Lakers at the Madison Square Garden on Monday night. These teams faced each other twice last season and they tied 1-1.
New York Knicks
The Knicks get here with a 27-24 record overall and are 12-13 at home so far ranking 4th in the Atlantic Division. The Knicks are 2-4 against division opponents. New York is sixth in the Eastern Conference in team defense, allowing just 111.1 points while holding opponents to 45.1% shooting.
Julius Randle is shooting 35.0% from beyond the arc with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Knicks, while averaging 24.4 points, 10 rebounds and 3.8 assists. Jalen Brunson is shooting 44.5% and averaging 17.0 points over the last 10 games for New York.
In their last 10 games the Knicks are 5-5, averaging 115.4 points, 47.7 rebounds, 20.2 assists, 4.9 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.0 points per game.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 10-16 on the road so far this season ranking 5th in the Pacific. The Lakers are 8-15 against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles ranks third in the Western Conference with 16.5 fast break points per game led by James averaging 5.7.
James is averaging 30.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7.1 assists for the Lakers. Russell Westbrook is averaging 16.8 points over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
In their last 10 games the Lakers are 4-6, averaging 117.4 points, 45.5 rebounds, 24.8 assists, 6.1 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.6 points.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Lakers' last 11 games.
LA Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against New York.
LA Lakers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against New York.
LA Lakers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
LA Lakers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road.
New York are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games.
New York are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
The Lakers lost their game against the Nets but they were without Anthony Davis and Lebron James who are expecting to return for this game. The Knicks have been up and down this season and haven't been good at home as they have failed to cover the spread in 14 of 25 games. The Lakers will be playing on b2b games but with their All-Stars back in the court they should be able to keep this game close. Give me the Lakers.
PICK: Lakers +2.5 (-110)
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