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New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction 2-3-24 Picks

Los Angeles Lakers (26-25) vs. New York Knicks (32-17)
February 3, 2024 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: New York Knicks -6.5; Over/Under: +231.5
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The Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks at the Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Here’s a Lakers vs Knicks Prediction.

Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have been in fine form as they’ve won six of their last 10 games overall and they will be eager to keep it going after taking down the Celtics in a 114-105 road win on Thursday. Austin Reaves led the team with 32 points on 10 of 18 shooting, Jaxson Hayes and D’Angelo Russell each scored 16 points while Rui Hachimura chipped in with 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists off the bench. As a team, the Lakers shot just 40 percent from the field, but they made 19 of 36 from the 3-point line and played excellent defense all game to keep the Celtics off balance despite missing two of their best players in LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

Los Angeles Lakers Team Facts

  • The Lakers have lost each of their last 11 road games against Atlantic Division opponents after winning as underdogs.
  • The Lakers have failed to cover the spread in each of their last 11 games following a road win.
  • Nine of the Lakers’ last 10 road games following a road win have gone OVER the total points line.

New York Knicks

Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have been in red-hot form as they’ve won 15 of their last 17 games overall and they will be gunning for a 10th straight win after sneaking past the Pacers in a 109-105 win on Thursday. Jalen Brunson led the team with 40 points on 15 of 30 shooting, Donte DiVincenzo added 20 points while Isaiah Hartenstein tallied 12 points with 19 rebounds and six assists. As a team, the Knicks shot just 39 percent from the field and eight of 38 from the 3-point line as they allowed the Pacers off to a flyer and fell behind by 15 points, before they played excellent defense in the fourth quarter to run down the Pacers and escape with the gritty home win.

New York Knicks Team Facts

  • The Knicks have won each of their last 11 night games at Madison Square Garden.
  • The Knicks have covered the spread in each of their last seven games.
  • Each of the Knicks’ last nine night games have gone UNDER the total points line.

Lakers vs Knicks Prediction

The Lakers could be shorthanded again with Anthony Davis and LeBron James both listed as questionable once again, while the Knicks are again missing Julius Randle and Quentin Grimes. The Lakers haven’t been setting the world on fire with their play lately, but they will be full of confidence coming into this one after taking down the red-hot Celtics in their own building without two of their best players. The Knicks have been rolling as the hottest team in the league at the moment and they haven’t allowed the injury to Randle to slow them down. The Lakers are capable of pulling off the upset on the road, but the Knicks have clearly been the more consistent team and I think the line is reasonable for this one. Give me the Knicks to take care of business at home with a win and cover here.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: New York -6.5

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