One of the most profitable teams in the NBA so far this season, the New York Knicks will be at home at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night as they play host to Kobe Bryant and the struggling Los Angeles Lakers.
The Lakers have slumped out of the gate this year, and when they last met the Knicks last year they were beaten 92-85 as a 4.5-point road favorite on the NBA betting lines at the sportsbooks. Each of the last four Lakers/Knicks games have been UNDER results for totals bettors.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Knicks are 16-5 so far on the season, and 13-8 ATS vs. the number. The Lakers, meanwhile, are 9-13 and 9-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 11-8-2 and the Lakers go 12-10 on the totals.