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NBA Matchup - Lakers Knicks Odds Preview

New York KnicksLos Angeles Lakers
29-41March 25, 2014, 10:30 | STAPLES Center23-46

The Lakers will be trying to slam the Knicks on Tuesday when the teams tip off at STAPLES Center in NBA betting action.

This season the Lakers are 23-46 overall and 36-33 ATS against the number, while the Knicks are 29-41 and 30-40 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Los Angeles is 39-28-2 on the OU, and New York is 41-29.View New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Lakers at No. 29 and the Knicks at No. 15 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 94-88 result in favor of the Knicks.

The Knicks were a 106-100 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (206) made winners of OVER bettors. Carmelo Anthony was dynamite, scoring 32 points and adding 8 rebounds but Cleveland still won, 106-100, over New York on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 103-94 result against the Magic on March 23. The Lakers covered in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 197 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Lakers got a 28-point performance from Jordan Hill, who added 13 rebounds as Los Angeles ran past Orlando 103-94 on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 101.96 PPG, against a Knicks defense that ranks No. 12 at 99.89 PPG. The Lakers field goal percentage has averaged 44.71% so far, more than the Knicks shooters have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.

Next up:
New York at Sacramento, Wednesday, March 26th
Los Angeles at Milwaukee, Thursday, March 27th