Los Angeles Lakers (33-20) at New York Knicks (27-27)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Knicks -4 -- Over/Under: 205 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks meet Monday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 110.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.4 points and 7.9 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 22.5 points and three assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New York Knicks are averaging 105.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 104.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.8 points and 6.1 assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 17.6 points and 5.9 rebounds. Alec Burks is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Rose is dishing 3.9 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.
The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Knicks are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 9-4 in Lakers last 13 overall. The under is 9-4 in Knicks last 13 overall. The Lakers are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in New York.
The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off a blowout win over the Nets, the type of win that could give this group confidence, but there's still hesitation with this group without AD and LeBron. The New York Knicks are more attractive in the underdog role and are on the end of a back to back, but they still get after it defensively and are a grind it out team that can ware down a club that has depth issues due to injuries. Don't love the number, but I'd lean Knicks here anyway.