Lakers vs. Knicks - 3/13/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Knicks (27-39) at Los Angeles Lakers (14-52)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 9:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +2 -- Over/Under: 206.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, TWC SN
The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers meet Sunday night at the Staples Center.
The New York Knicks could use a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 99.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 101.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Carmelo Anthony is averaging 21.8 points and 4.2 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 14 points and 7.2 rebounds. Arron Afflalo is dishing two assists and Robin Lopez is grabbing seven rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Knicks are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
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The Los Angeles Lakers could also use a win after losing 15 of their last 20 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 98 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.9 points and 3.2 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.7 points and four rebounds. D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.5 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have split their last eight home games.
The Knicks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Knicks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
Two of the worst teams in the league that would be better off with a loss here. However, the Los Angeles Lakers have been playing far better than the Knicks lately, as Clarkson and Russell have been having come out parties. Give me the home team and the free bucket.