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Clippers vs Knicks NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Los Angeles Clippers at New York Knicks
- Where: New York at Madison Square Garden
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds NY +2.5, LAC -138 | NY +115 O/U 223.5
The Clippers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 29-26. So far, the team has gone 28-26-1 against the spread. In the teams past 3 games, their overall mark sits at 1-2. Los Angeles is 2-1 vs the spread in these matchups.
Los Angeles will be gunning to get in the win column vs the Knicks, as they previously lost to the Bucks by a score of 106-105. However, because they entered as 4 point underdogs, they came away with an ATS win. Los Angeles let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. Leading the team in scoring was Norman Powell, as he contributed 26 points while hitting 56.2% of his shots.
So far, the Knicks have put together an overall record of 28-25, while going 27-25-1 vs the spread. In their previous 3 games, the Knicks are averaging 114 points per game while allowing 118. This has led to a record of 1-2.
New York is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Heat at home. With the 106-104 victory, they also covered the spread as 3 point underdogs. New York went on to win the game, as they led by 3 heading into halftime. In the win, RJ Barrett led the team in scoring with 30 points on a field goal percentage of 56.5%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In their 2 wins over the Clippers, the Knicks won by scores of 110-102 and 102-93. Last year, the Clippers saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Knicks, averaging 97.5 points per game. As for Los Angeles, they actually improved their points per game numbers in head-to-head matchups, averaging 113.0 points per contest against the Knicks. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 4-1 in favor of the Knicks. In these matchups, New York has averaged 115 points per game, while allowing 111. A combined average of 226 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Clippers come into today’s game as the 28th ranked scoring offense at 110.5 points per game. The Clippers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.6 made 3’s per game. Despite shooting the ball well from outside, Los Angeles has not done a good job taking care of the ball. So far, they are averaging 13.7 turnovers per game.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Clippers are giving up an average of 108.39 points per game, good for 11th in the NBA.
Small-Forward Paul George currently leads the Clippers at 23.1 points per game. For the season, he is 24th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.4% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, George is averaging 6.1 boards and 5.3 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 16th ranked defense at defending small-forwards. Norman Powell enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 45 games, he is averaging 16.6 and is 93rd in the league in player efficiency rating.
This season, the New York offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 114.3 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Knicks are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.7 per contest. If the Knicks offense is going to turn things around, they will need to either generate more possessions or improve their overall efficiency. Currently, they are just 25th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.
Against the Clippers, the Knicks will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 6th ranked unit at 106.6 points per game.
Before getting a bet down on this matchup, be sure to check in on the health status of Jalen Brunson who is 2nd on the team in scoring at 22.8 points per game. At the time of this article, Brunson is listed as questionable. For the season, he is 3rd on the team in usage rate and is 65th in the NBA in player efficiency rating. If he is able to play, New York benefit from having both of their top scorers as Julius Randle leads the team and is 23rd in the league in scoring (24.7). For today’s matchup, he will going against a defense ranked 18th in points allowed to power-fowards.
Clippers vs Knicks Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Clippers -2.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 223.5