Looking to win big? The Knicks and Lakers face off at 10:30 ET on SN-LA. The Lakers are hosting the game at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA. FanDuel NY has this non-conference matchup has an over/under of 227.5 points, and the Lakers are favored to win at home vs. the Knicks.
New York Knicks Preview
Coming into today’s game vs. the Lakers, the Knicks are looking to build on their above .500 record of 14-11. Away from their home court, the Knicks have a 7-8 record this season, in contrast to their 7-3 record at home.
New York currently has an ATS record of 14-11, placing them above .500 against the spread. During this season, New York has a 9-5 record against the spread as favorites and 5-6 as underdogs.
New York’s offense had a good outing, putting up 122 points against the Clippers. They achieved a 46.8% field goal percentage and went 23/26 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Knicks have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 22nd in the league In terms of three-pointers, they are 4th in percentage and 9th in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Knicks’ defense is positioned 9th in the NBA, permitting 111.8 points per game.
The New York defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.1% of their field goal attempts vs. New York.
Los Angeles Lakers Preview
The Lakers head into today’s action with an overall record of 15-11 and have gone 1-2 over their previous three games. The Lakers have a 5-9 record on the road this season, compared to their 10-2 record when playing at home.
Los Angeles has an ATS record of 11-15 so far this season which includes their current three game losing streak vs. the spread. The Lakers maintain an ATS record of 5-9 on the road, while they have a 6-6 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
In their recent game, the Lakers’ offense concluded with 115 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 114 points per contest. So far this season, the Lakers offense has looked to push the pace, averaging 100.5 possessions per contest. For the season, they are 27th in field goal attempts per game and their season field goal percentage is 48%.
Currently, the Lakers’ defense holds the 12th rank in the NBA, allowing 113.5 points per game.
The Los Angeles defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.1% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 45.7% of their field goal attempts vs. Los Angeles.
Last season, the Knicks and Lakers did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Lakers have the leg up at 2-1. The Lakers also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 235 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-1. As the host vs. the Knicks, the Lakers have gone 1-2 vs the spread.
How to Bet Lakers vs. Knicks in New York
The Knicks come in as the underdog at +4.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout. Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 227.5 and given that our model is projecting 228 points between the teams, we like the over.
- SportsBettingNY ATS Prediction: Knicks +4.5
- SportsBettingNY OU Prediction: Over 227.5