Clippers at Knicks - 1/22/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (27-14) at New York Knicks (22-22)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +1 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, MSG
The Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks meet Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for another victory after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 104.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 18.2 points and 9.6 assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 16.6 points and 1.6 rebounds. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.2 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won eight of their last 12 road games.
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The New York Knicks look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 99.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.7 points and four assists while Arron Afflalo is averaging 14.2 points and 3.7 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is grabbing 7.9 rebounds and Jose Calderon is dishing 3.9 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have won six straight home games. Lance Thomas is questionable with a knee injury.
The Clippers are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 Friday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Knicks are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New York and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Knicks have caught fire as of late at home and are catching the Clippers on the end of a back to back. However, the Clippers are still the better team here and have been far more consistent over the course of the season. In a toss up game, I like the Clippers to get the job done.