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(31-21) LA Clippers vs. New York Knicks (22-31)
Date: Wednesday, February 8
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden – New York
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -1
NBA Betting Total: 219
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Wednesday night NBA sees two teams face off on ESPN that are going through serious struggles. That’s rarely a recipe for solid ratings on national television, but the LA Clippers and New York Knicks typically don’t have to worry about that regardless of their troubles.
After all: If it bleeds it leads, and when that applies to two of the most talked-about franchises in the Association, there are bound to be plenty of people watching — even if just to see one fail.
*All statistics, rankings, standings and records are accurate as of this writing at 11:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
The LA Clippers began the season looking not just like the third-best team in the brutally tough Western Conference, but also like a legitimate threat to the Golden State Warriors.
Since then, injuries have taken over and the team has hit a bit of a rough patch.
Entering this contest, the Clippers are on a three-game losing streak. That doesn’t tell the whole story, though, as they’ve lost five of their last six, as well as seven of their last eight.
On the year, LA is averaging 108.3 points per contest. That number is good enough for seventh in the league.
Defensively, this group is allowing 105 points per night. That number is good enough for 11th.
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks, surprisingly, haven’t been struck down by injuries this season — at least not to the extent many believed they would. When Phil Jackson opted to bring in veteran Chicago Bulls Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose, the concern was that the two injury-proned, one-time stars would bog down a rotation with games missed at every turn.
As it turns out, health is the least of everyone’s problems in New York.
We now know (as some of us suspected all along), that Jackson’s “get rich quick” scheme didn’t really apply to winning now as long as stars past their primes were involved. In fact, adding players of this description have taken away from what the team should really be doing: developing Kristaps Porzingis.
There’s also the giant elephant in the room, which is the trade talk surrounding Carmelo Anthony. That discussion took another turn Monday night when the NY Post wrote that LeBron James is pushing the Cleveland Cavaliers to acquire the superstar forward, even if it means shipping out Kevin Love in the process.
Both the Knicks and the Cavs have struggled as of late, but it’s New York that is falling further away from playoff contention.
That said, the East offers a wide margin of error when it comes to qualifying for the postseason, as evidenced by the fact that New York is still just 2.5 games out of the eighth seed.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Clippers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
- Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Knicks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference.
Free LA Clippers vs. New York Knicks NBA Prediction:
As difficult as it is to trust a Clippers team that is going through a rough stretch and is without its best player and leader, the Knicks have given us no reason as of late to believe they can pull off a win against a squad with as much talent as LA has.
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Give this one to the Clippers, and don’t be surprised if it gets out of hand early.
NBA Free Score Prediction: LA Clippers 113 – New York Knicks 101
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