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Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks Prediction 12-18-23 NBA Picks

Los Angeles Lakers (16-11) vs New York Knicks (14-11)
2023-12-18 22:30:00 EDT
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The New York Knicks travel to the Crypto.com Arena to battle the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. Here’s a Knicks vs Lakers prediction.

New York Knicks 

The New York Knicks have been in a bit of a rut as they’ve lost four of their past six games and they will be hoping for a better performance after getting blown out by the Clippers in a 144-122 road loss on Saturday. Julius Randle and Jalen Brunson scored 22 points each while Donte DiVincenzo and RJ Barrett scored 18 points each. As a team, the Knicks shot 46 percent from the field and 11 of 35 from the 3-point line, but they just had no answer for the Clippers’ duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George who torched them for a combined 61 points on 23 of 34 shooting. 

New York Knicks Team Facts

  • The Knicks have lost eight of their last nine road games against Western Conference opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Knicks have covered the spread in each of their last four games against Western Conference opponents following a loss.
  • Each of the Knicks’ last eight games have gone OVER the total points line.

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Los Angeles Lakers 

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers have been in decent shape as they’ve won five of their last seven games overall, but they will be looking to bounce back in this one after getting humbled by the struggling Spurs in a 129-115 road defeat on Friday. LeBron James led the team with 23 points, seven rebounds and 14 assists, Austin Reaves added 22 points with seven rebounds and four assists, Rui Hachimura scored 20 points while Christian Wood chipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Lakers shot 48 percent from the field and 11 of 36 from the 3-point line as they just weren’t switched on from the start and were always fighting an uphill battle after allowing the Spurs to pour in 42 points in the first quarter. To be fair, the Lakers were without Anthony Davis and they showed some fight to cut a 25-point deficit to just six points before the Spurs finished with a flurry.

Los Angeles Lakers Team Facts

  • The Lakers have won each of their last six games following a loss.
  • The favorites have covered the spread in each of the Lakers’ last four games at Crypto.com Arena.
  • Each of the Lakers’ last six games at Crypto.com Arena have gone UNDER the total points line.

Knicks vs Lakers prediction

The Knicks are still without the injured Mitchell Robinson, while the Lakers are keeping eyes on Anthony Davis, LeBron James and Christian Wood who are all questionable for this one. The Knicks are coming into this one with a lack of form, but they could get lucky here if the Lakers’ Davis or James isn’t able to suit up here. Be sure to check the lineups before tipoff, but as it stands, I’m more interested in taking the Knicks with the points in what should be a close contest.

Joe Hall's Free Pick: New York +4.5

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Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks Prediction 12-18-23 NBA Picks

Los Angeles Lakers (16-11) vs New York Knicks (14-11)
2023-12-18 22:30:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -4.5 -- Over/Under:
(Get latest betting odds)

The New York Knicks travel to the Crypto.com Arena to battle the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. Here’s a Knicks vs Lakers prediction.

New York Knicks 

The New York Knicks have been in a bit of a rut as they’ve lost four of their past six games and they will be hoping for a better performance after getting blown out by the Clippers in a 144-122 road loss on Saturday. Julius Randle and Jalen Brunson scored 22 points each while Donte DiVincenzo and RJ Barrett scored 18 points each. As a team, the Knicks shot 46 percent from the field and 11 of 35 from the 3-point line, but they just had no answer for the Clippers’ duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George who torched them for a combined 61 points on 23 of 34 shooting. 

New York Knicks Team Facts

  • The Knicks have lost eight of their last nine road games against Western Conference opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Knicks have covered the spread in each of their last four games against Western Conference opponents following a loss.
  • Each of the Knicks’ last eight games have gone OVER the total points line.

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Los Angeles Lakers 

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers have been in decent shape as they’ve won five of their last seven games overall, but they will be looking to bounce back in this one after getting humbled by the struggling Spurs in a 129-115 road defeat on Friday. LeBron James led the team with 23 points, seven rebounds and 14 assists, Austin Reaves added 22 points with seven rebounds and four assists, Rui Hachimura scored 20 points while Christian Wood chipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Lakers shot 48 percent from the field and 11 of 36 from the 3-point line as they just weren’t switched on from the start and were always fighting an uphill battle after allowing the Spurs to pour in 42 points in the first quarter. To be fair, the Lakers were without Anthony Davis and they showed some fight to cut a 25-point deficit to just six points before the Spurs finished with a flurry.

Los Angeles Lakers Team Facts

  • The Lakers have won each of their last six games following a loss.
  • The favorites have covered the spread in each of the Lakers’ last four games at Crypto.com Arena.
  • Each of the Lakers’ last six games at Crypto.com Arena have gone UNDER the total points line.

Knicks vs Lakers prediction

The Knicks are still without the injured Mitchell Robinson, while the Lakers are keeping eyes on Anthony Davis, LeBron James and Christian Wood who are all questionable for this one. The Knicks are coming into this one with a lack of form, but they could get lucky here if the Lakers’ Davis or James isn’t able to suit up here. Be sure to check the lineups before tipoff, but as it stands, I’m more interested in taking the Knicks with the points in what should be a close contest.

Joe Hall's Free Pick: New York +4.5

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