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Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks Prediction & Betting Tips 12/18/2023

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Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks 12/18/2023
  • We like the Knicks on the moneyline (+156)
  • The Knicks are also our pick on the spread at +4.5
  • Projecting a combined 228 points, we like the over

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Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Knicks versus the Lakers? Tip off is at at 10:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on SN-LA. The game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA.

The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 227.5 points, and the Lakers are favored to win at home against the Knicks. Check out BetCoco for Los Angeles Lakers – New York Knicks odds

Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In the last five head to head matchups, the Lakers have had the upper-hand, going 3-2. The last three times that the Lakers have hosted the Knicks, the over/under record is 2-1 with the teams combining for an average of 218 points. The over/under record in their last three overall matchups is 2-1.

  • Through their last ten road games, New York has an ATS record of just 5-5. However, their overall record was 5-5 while averaging 119 points per game.
  • In their last three games at home, the Lakers have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 120 points per game in these contests.
  • The last three games that New York was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Although the Lakers have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the spread going 2-3.

Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks Prediction

In their last ten games, the Knicks are 5-5 and have an overall record of 14-11. On the road, the Knicks are 7-8 while going 7-3 at home.

New York is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 14-11. The Knicks maintain an ATS record of 8-7 on the road, while they have a 6-4 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The over/under record for the Knicks stands at 14-10-1 so far this season. They have an average over/under line of 222.3 in their games, and their differential vs. the over/under line this season is 4.

In their latest game, New York’s offense looked good, scoring 122 points against the Clippers. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 46.8% and made 23/26 free throws. The top scorer for the Knicks was Jalen Brunson with 22 points, while Julius Randle also added 22 to the scoreboard.

Currently, the Knicks’ defense holds the 9th rank in the NBA, allowing 111.8 points per game.

Inside the arc, the Knicks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.4% and 37.5% from three-point territory.

Currently, the Lakers are 15-11 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In the Western Conference, they are in 8th place and are 3rd in the Pacific division.

Los Angeles has an ATS record of 11-15 for this season, which includes their current three game losing streak against the spread. During this season, Los Angeles has a 8-9 record against the spread as favorites and 3-6 as underdogs.

The Lakers have recorded an 12-14-0 in terms of their over/under record for this season. Across the games they’ve played, the combined scoring average is 226.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 229.1.

In their previous game, the Lakers’ offense finished with 115 points, which is right in line with their current average of 114 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Lakers have a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, ranking 4th in the NBA. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 24th in terms of percentage and 28th in three-pointers made.

The Lakers’ defense is presently ranked 12th in the league, allowing an average of 113.5 points per contest.

Opponents are hitting 51.7% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.1% of their three-point attempts.

Even though they are considered 4.5-point underdogs, our projection points to a 116-112 win for the Knicks.

Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks Betting Tips

  • We like the Knicks on the moneyline (+156)
  • The Knicks are also our pick on the spread at +4.5
  • Projecting a combined 228 points, we like the over

Los Angeles Lakers Injury Report

  • Anthony Davis – Adductor – Questionable
  • LeBron James – Calf – Questionable
  • D’Angelo Russell – Illness – Probable
  • Christian Wood – Illness – Questionable
  • Jarred Vanderbilt – Back – Probable
  • Gabe Vincent – Knee – Out
  • Jalen Hood-Schifino – Back – Out

New York Knicks Injury Report

  • Mitchell Robinson – Ankle – Out

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