Lakers at Knicks - 11/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (1-4) at New York Knicks (2-4)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -3.5 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN, MSG
The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks play Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for another win to climb out of a rough 1-4 hole. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 106.2 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.8 points and 2.2 assists while Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. Louis Williams is dishing 2.4 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing eight rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting just 28.3 percent from downtown and continue to struggle on the defensive side of the ball. The Lakers have lost 12 straight when allowing 100-plus points. The Lakers have not won back-to-back games since the end of February.
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The New York Knicks look to snap three straight losses with a nice win here. The New York Knicks are averaging 100.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21 points and 7.2 rebounds while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 12.3 points and 8.3 rebounds. Jerian Grant is dishing 3.3 assists and Kyle O'Quinn is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The New York Knicks are getting an impressive 47.2 points from their bench and grabbing 14 offensive rebounds per game. The downside is that the Knicks have scored 92 or less points in three straight games and are shooting just 30.3 percent from beyond the arc.
The Lakers are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Knicks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The Lakers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in New York and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
We made money with the Lakers against the Nets, but the Knicks are a step up from Brooklyn. The Knicks have yet to win a home game, and this is their chance to prove that this team is far better than last years. When you add in the Lakers struggles defensively, I think New York can get the job done here.