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Clippers vs Knicks NBA Game Preview

Los Angeles ClippersNew York Knicks
27-13January 17, 2014, 07:00 | Madison Square Garden15-24

The Knicks will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Clippers at Madison Square Garden in NBA wagering action.

New York will face the 27-13 Clippers, who own a 23-17 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Knicks are 20-19 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Clippers are 20-18-2 favoring the OVER.

View Los Angeles Clippers vs New York Knicks Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Knicks in this one, they were listed earlier as 3.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 201.5 for Friday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The Knicks - Clippers odds would favor the Clippers if the lines were set according to power ranks. New York is rated No. 12 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Clippers sit at No. 7. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 98-89 win for the Clippers.

Los Angeles was a 129-127 winner in its last match at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 256 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Clippers got a 33-point performance from J.J. Redick as Los Angeles handed Dallas a 129-127 defeat on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.

The Knicks were a 117-89 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (206) made winners of OVER bettors. New York was run off the court by the Pacers on Thursday as Indiana blasted them 117-89 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Clippers rank No. 16 in the league with 43.18 per game. That compares with New York’s No. 29 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New York is the NBA’s No. 8-ranked team at 8.41 per game, while the Clippers rate No. 10 with 8.18 per contest.

Next up:
Los Angeles at Indiana, Saturday, January 18th
New York home to New Jersey, Monday, January 20th