New York Knicks vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 1/17/14
Los Angeles Clippers (27-13) at New York Knicks (15-24)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +3.5 -- Over/Under: 197.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers look to continue their winning ways when they take on the New York Knicks tonight.
The Clippers have won six of their last seven and will be going for a fifth straight win tonight after sneaking past the Mavericks by 129-127 on Wednesday. JJ Redick scored a career-high 33 points, Matt Barnes addded 25 while Blake Griffin added 23 as the Clippers fought back from a 17-point deficit to stun the Mavs late. With the win, LA improve to 27-13 and 18-3 at home where they haven't lost since Dec. 30.
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Meanwhile, the Knicks were riding a five-game win streak before losing to the Bobcats on Tuesday and then again to the Pacers last night despite 28 points from Carmelo Anthony. Tyson Chandler added 13 points while Raymond Felton and JR Smith chipped in with 12 points apiece, but the Knicks lost the game in the second quarter when the Pacers outscored them by 33-17 before putting the game away late in the third. With the loss, NY drop to 15-24 overall and 8-12 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 5-2 ATS in in the last seven road games, while the Knicks are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games against a team with a winning record and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 home games.
The Knicks will be eager to avoid a third straight loss but despite their recent success at home, I just get the feeling that the Clippers will continue their hot streak and get it done tonight.