Los Angeles Clippers vs. New York Knicks - 1/5/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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New York Knicks at Los Angeles Clippers

Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 3:30 PM (STAPLES Center)

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The New York Knicks are on the road for a clash with the Los Angeles Clippers.  The Knicks are (10-25), coming off a 120-112 win over the Phoenix Suns.  The Clippers are (25-11), after winning 126-112 over the Detroit Pistons.

In the Knicks loss to the Suns, New York was guided on offense by Julius Randle.  Randle secured a double-double, finishing with 13 points and 13 rebounds.  The Knicks shot 45% from the floor and 27% from 3-point range.  The Knicks were out scored from the foul line, 26 to 20.  The difference in the game came on fast break points.  The Suns out scored New York, 20 to 5 in that category. 

In the Clippers win over the Pistons, Los Angeles was guided on offense by Kawhi Leonard.  Leonard contributed 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists in the game.  The Clipper shot 54% from the floor and 39% from 3-point range.  Los Angeles held Detroit to just 43% from the floor and 21% from deep.  Los Angeles had 29 assists to 15 turnovers in the win.

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Recent Betting Trends:

Knicks are 18-17 ATS this season.

The under is 21-14 in Knicks games this year.

Clippers are 20-15 ATS this season.

The under is 18-17 in Clippers games this year.

The Clippers are one of the better teams when playing at home.  Los Angeles is 15-3 when at home, while New York is 5-13 on the road.  The Knicks have a mediocre scoring defense in the league, giving up over 111 per game.  That does not bode well for New York, when going up against a Clippers team that averages over 116 offensively.  The Clippers give up just over 105 per game at home, while the Grizzlies average 102 on the road, that ranks 27th in the league.  The Clippers offense will be to much for the Knicks in this one.  Final score prediction, Clippers will win and cover, 

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