Los Angeles Clippers (15-5) at New York Knicks (9-11)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks +8.5 -- Over/Under: 210.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks meet Sunday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 113.8 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 46 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 25.8 points and 5.3 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 24 points and 6.4 rebounds. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 41.4 percent from beyond the arc and 85 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The New York Knicks are averaging 101.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.2 points and six assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 17.8 points and 6.7 rebounds. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing 3.8 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game.
The Clippers are 18-6 ATS in their last 24 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Knicks are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 13-4 in Knicks last 17 overall. The Clippers are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New York and 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Los Angeles Clippers are healthy again and they're a tough team to bet against when they're playing this consistent ball. However, the Knicks are a team we've backed a lot this season, especially in the underdog role, and they only lose by an average of 1.6 points when underdogs. The Knicks have proven to be valuable when getting points. Early game, we could see some sloppy, sluggish play. I want the points.