Lakers Face Knicks With No Rest
The Lakers took care of business in Boston last night and look to do the same to the Knicks tonight with a victory at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks sit at 26-25 (31-18-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Lakers are currently 37-16 (24-29 ATS) affter their win in Beantown last night where Kobe took over on the night Ray Allen set the NBA three-pointer mark. Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 25-25-1 OU, and Los Angeles is 21-32 OU.
Lakers vs Knicks Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Knicks in this one will find them as 3-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 211.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Knicks sit at No. 15 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Lakers are at No. 2 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Lakers will win this game 110-103.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 2-ranked offense (106.5 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 10 at 96.2 PPG. The Knicks have averaged 46.1% from the field per game, less than the Lakers have managed so far this season (47% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Lakers own the league's No. 8-rated mark, allowing 97.1 points per game when on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in home scoring.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 92-86 winner on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 2–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (178) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Lakers grabbed a 92-86 win over the Celtics on Thursday, behind a 23-point effort from Kobe Bryant at TD Garden.
New York lost its last outing, a 116-108 result against the Clippers on February 9. The Knicks failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 224 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Knicks endured a 116-108 loss at the hands of the Clippers on Wednesday, despite a 23-point effort from Amar'e Stoudemire at Madison Square Garden.
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Orlando are 5-5
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Lakers at Knicks trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing New York
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New York's last 13 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 6 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
LA Lakers at Orlando, Sunday, February 13
New York at New Jersey, Saturday, February 12