March 14, 2013 at 11:36 AM #49027
Qbin Missile CrisisKeymaster
NBA Betting Angle
The New York Knicks will have to marshal their resources very effectively and get lots of important contributions from many different players if they want to win this Sunday afternoon.
New York Knicks @ Los Angeles Clippers – Sunday, March 17
Online sports betting line: No line
Why New York Will Win
No matter which bookiesyou do business with, the savvy sport betting player will always carve out some space and acknowledge the possibility that a big day from a superstar can carry an underdog team to victory. Carmelo Anthony scored 42 points the last time the Knicks faced the Clippers. Los Angeles had no answer for him at all. Anthony is the kind of player who can take over a game despite the best and most reasonable efforts of the opposition to lock him down. Anthony returned to the lineup earlier this week after missing three games with an injury. His presence on the floor gives the Knicks a fighting chance in this game.
One point to ponder in your betting play is that the Knicks were roughed up by the Clippers on Feb. 10 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The memory of that game, in which the Clips pulled away in the fourth quarter due to their ability to get into the lane on a more regular basis, is going to stick with the Knicks. Expect New York to come out with fire, fury and focus in this contest. Also expect Jason Kidd to do more than hit just one field goal attempt; he was 1 for 4 from the field against the Clippers a month ago in the Big Apple. If New York can get modest production from a few extra sources, it can change the competitive balance in this battle.
Why Los Angeles Will Win
When consulting betonline reviews, not only can you make a case for the Clippers in this game; you’d be foolish not to pick the home team. Here’s the very simple overview which points to a Los Angeles conquest of the Knicks in this tilt: On Feb. 10, the Clippers posted a 102-88 win in New York with Carmelo Anthony scoring 42 for the Knicks. Yes, Melo is back in the Knicks’ lineup, but coming off an injury, is he likely to be at his best? Certainly not. Moreover, adding to the Knicks’ injury woes, forward Amar’e Stoudemire is not going to be available for this contest. He’s a key member of the Knicks’ bench, providing scoring production in tandem with J.R. Smith. New York needs more than just Carmelo Anthony for this game, and with Stoudemire out, it will be more difficult for the Knicks to get points in the paint.
The other really big reason why the Clippers hold the clear upper hand in this tilt is that New York is in the midst of a long road trip, due to the fact that the Big East Conference Tournament is taking place in the middle of March, as it does every year in Madison Square Garden. The Knicks are going to be worn down for this game, especially since their bench is thinner than it was at previous points in the season.
Who Will Win
It’s quite possible that the Knicks will put up a good fight, but in the fourth quarter, it will be hard for New York to find bona fide scoring options beyond Anthony and point guard Raymond Felton. The Clippers are likely to dominate inside, with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan doing a lot of damage to the Knicks.
Read more on the latest sportsbook odds for NBA basketball in 2013.
NBA Betting Pick: Los Angeles Clippers
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