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(17-36) L.A. Lakers vs. New York Knicks (22-30)
Date: Monday February 6
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Knicks -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 222.5
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The New York Knicks came up short to the Cleveland Cavaliers in their last outing, losing the game 111-104, while out in the Western Conference the Los Angeles Lakers also came up with the same result, losing to the Boston Celtics 113-107.
The Los Angeles Lakers have continued to be plagued by their youth and inexperience as a team.
Their four best players are all under the age of 24 so that comes with the territory for the team. However, it’s no excuse for their non-existent energy and lackadaisical effort on almost a game-to-game basis.
After starting the season looking like a better defensive unit, the Los Angeles Lakers have fallen back into their old ways, and that’s started to stunt the development of the team.
In their last three games they’ve given up 116 to the Nuggets, 116 to the Wizards and 113 to the Boston Celtics.
Now I know they play at a high pace so the scoring is going to come easy for some teams. But that doesn’t make up for terrible perimeter defense. It seems like almost nightly the team allows the opposition to get of open three-point looks all game.
So they need to sure up that end against the New York Knicks, especially if they plan to beat them. The Lakers aren’t going to beat the Knicks playing soft perimeter defense, so Los Angeles needs to force the Knicks guards/forwards into tough, contested shots if they’re to pull out the upset
New York Knicks
After getting the season started off to a great start, the New York Knicks have come back down to earth. Over their last six games the teams lost four of six, so that isn’t a good look for such a star-studded team like New York.
With the additions of Derrick Rose, Brandon Jennings and Courtney Lee the team was supposed to be better then last year. However, at this point in time that’s not looking to be the case anymore as the Knicks sit just four seeds out of the Eastern Conference cellar.
But the good news is they still have a shot at making the playoffs, but the teams going to need to sure some things up in order for them to do that. An one of those being their weak interior defense.
It seems like almost every game the Knicks allow their opponents to get into the paint at will, and in the pace and space era of basketball that we’re in, that isn’t going to win you many games playing like that.
So if they hope to turn things around ball movement and defense need to be a priority.
The Knicks need to do a better job preventing teams from scoring easy points in the paint, and moving the ball on offense themselves. If they can do that, they’ll beat a young and inexperienced team like the Lakers.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Knicks are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS loss.
- Knicks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss.
- Lakers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
- Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Monday games.
Free L.A. Lakers vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
The New York Knicks are just the better team in this matchup, so because of that I’ll pick them to win this game. They seem to have more of a balanced attack on both ends of the floor; so don’t be surprised when they pull out the “W”.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: UNDER 222.5
NBA Free Score Prediction: New York 108 – Los Angeles 104
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