The Los Angeles Clippers will be looking for another easy ATS victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday afternoon with those teams meeting in NBA betting action at the Staples Center.
The Clippers bounced the Knicks 102-88 as a 3.5-point road underdog on the NBA odds at the sportsbooks in their most recent meeting on February 10. That UNDER result broke up a streak of four straight OVER results in Knicks vs. Clippers contests.
This season the Clippers are 45-21 overall and 37-29 ATS against the number, while the Knicks are 38-25 and 31-32 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Los Angeles is 35-31 on the OU, and New York is 30-31-2.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Clippers sit at No. 4 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Knicks are at No. 9 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Clippers will win this game 104-101.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 8-ranked offense (100.9 PPG) against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 10 at 96.2 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 47.7% from the field per game, more than the Knicks have managed so far this season (44% on average).
Defensively, the Knicks feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, giving up 97.8 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.
New York lost its last outing, a 105-90 result against the Trail Blazers on March 14. The Knicks failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 195 combined points took the game OVER the total. J.R. Smith was dynamite, scoring 33 points and adding 3 rebounds but Portland still won, 105-90, over New York on Thursday at Rose Garden.
The Clippers were a 96-85 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (181) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Clippers got 24 points from Chris Paul, but it was Memphis that prevailed in a 96-85 final on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing Portland are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Sacramento are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Knicks at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 6 games on the road
New York is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against New York
LA Clippers are 20-5 SU in their last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing New York
LA Clippers are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games
New York at Utah, Monday, March 18
LA Clippers at Sacramento, Tuesday, March 19