Knicks at Lakers - 3/12/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (12-51) at Los Angeles Lakers (17-46)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 191.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, TWC SN
The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers meet Thursday night at the STAPLES Center.
The New York Knicks look to snap a five-game losing streak. On the season, the Knicks are averaging 92.2 points on 43 percent shooting and are allowing 101.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Andrea Bargnani is averaging 13.4 points and 4.4 rebounds while Alexey Shved is averaging 12.8 points and 2.8 assists. Langston Galloway is dishing 2.9 assists and Quincy Acy is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting just 38.5 percent from the field and 29.1 percent from deep in their last five games. The Knicks have scored 86 or less points in five straight games and have lost 13 straight games when scoring less than 100 points. The Knicks are just 4-28 SU on the road this season.
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The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 99.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting and are allowing 105.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Jordan Hill is averaging 12.3 points and 7.9 rebounds while Carlos Boozer is averaging 12.3 points and seven rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 4.7 assists and Wayne Ellington is shooting 42.9 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Lakers have scored 94 or less points in four straight games and are shooting 44.8 percent from the field in their last five games. Like the Knicks, the Lakers can’t wait for this season to end. 10 of the Lakers 17 victories this season have come on their home court.
The Knicks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Lakers are 11-27 ATS in their last 38 Thursday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and the home team is 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Are either of these teams really trying to win at this point in the season? God, this one is going to be ugly. For the sake of the article, I'm taking the points, but the best bet would be to leave this game alone.