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Los Angeles LakersNew York Knicks
Feb 10, 8:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks Odds

15-11TEAM RECORD11-15

Los Angeles pays a visit to New York on Friday, hoping to send the Knicks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.

Supporters of the Lakers have seen them go 15-11 and 12-14 ATS so far this season, while the Knicks are at 11-15 and 11-15 ATS. In totals betting, the Knicks are 8-18, while the Lakers are 10-16.

View LA Lakers vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Knicks as 3.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 186, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Knicks and the No. 4-ranked Lakers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 96-94 result in favor of the Lakers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 95.5 PPG, against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 4 at 90.8 PPG. The Knicks field goal percentage has averaged 42.9% so far, less than the Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.4 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were an 88-87 winner as they battled the Celtics on the road. The Lakers covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 175 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got 27 points from Kobe Bryant en route to an 88-87 victory over Boston on Thursday at TD Garden.

New York won its last outing, a 107-93 result against the Wizards on February 8. The Knicks covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 200 combined points took the game OVER the total. Tyson Chandler scored 25 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for New York on Wednesday, leading the Knicks to a 107-93 victory over Washington at Verizon Center.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

New York Knicks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 2-8
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

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 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of New York's last 20 games
New York is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
New York is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
LA Lakers at Toronto, Sunday, February 12
New York at Minnesota, Saturday, February 11