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Los Angeles Clippers vs New York Knicks Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Clippers travelling to New York Sunday to face the Knicks on Sunday.
This season the Knicks are 32-16 overall and 26-22 ATS against the number, while the Clippers are 35-17 and 28-24 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, New York is 23-23-2 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 28-24.
For bettors going with the Knicks in this one, they were listed earlier as 3-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 197 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Knicks - Clippers odds would favor the Clippers if the lines were set according to power ranks. New York is rated No. 11 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Clippers sit at No. 3. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 104-103 win for the Clippers.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New York's No. 23-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New York rates No. 1 in the league with 11.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 6.9 per outing.
Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.9 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 111-89 loser as they battled the Heat on the road. The Clippers failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 200 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Miami and falling 111-89 at AmericanAirlines Arena.
In their last action, New York was a 100-94 winner on the road against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (194) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Carmelo Anthony poured in 36 points for New York on Friday, as they defeated Minnesota 100-94 at Target Center.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 10-0
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Clippers at Knicks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of the LA Clippers last 8 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
LA Clippers are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games when playing on the road against New York
LA Clippers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games when playing on the road against New York
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New York's last 8 games when playing LA Clippers
New York is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
LA Clippers at Philadelphia, Monday, February 11
New York home to Toronto, Wednesday, February 13