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Knicks vs Clippers NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: New York Knicks at Los Angeles Clippers
  • Where: Los Angeles at Arena
  • Date: Saturday, March 11th
  • Betting Odds LAC -5, NY +177 | LAC -214 O/U 229.5

So far, the Knicks have put together an overall record of 39-29, while going 38-29-1 vs the spread. New York will take the court having lost 2 straight games. The team has an average scoring margin of -6.0 in these matchups.

Not only did the Knicks drop their last game to the Kings. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 122-117 as 2 point underdogs. New York got off to a slow start, trailing by 16 points going into halftime. In the loss, RJ Barrett led the team in scoring with 25 points on a field goal percentage of 39.1%.

So far, the Clippers have put together an overall record of 35-33, while going 33-34-1 vs the spread. Los Angeles comes into the game having rattled off 2 straight wins. In these victories, the team has an average scoring margin of 7.0 points per game

The Clippers will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Raptors by a score of 108-100. Heading into the game, they were 3 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Los Angeles and the Raptors entered the second half all tied at 49. In the win, Kawhi Leonard led the team in scoring with 24 points on a field goal percentage of 53.3%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Clippers picked up the 134-128 win over the Knicks. The Clippers point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 2.5 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Knicks averaged 113.0 points per game vs Los Angeles, which was an increase over their season-long average. However, the Clippers actually averaged fewer points per game than their season-long mark. Across their head-to-head matchups with New York, the team averaged 97.5 points per game. In terms of betting, New York has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous 5 matchups vs Los Angeles. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +4 points per game in favor of the Knicks. Over the course of these games, they averaged 226 points per game, leading a 3-2 over-under record.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 68 games, New York is averaging 115.3 points per game (13th). So far, the Knicks are averaging 97.7 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. 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 22nd 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.

A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Knicks 2nd leading scorer, Jalen Brunson. In his 62 games, Brunson is averaging 23.8 points per game while dishing out 6.1 assists and grabbing 3.6 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Julius Randle, who leads the team and is 20th in the NBA at 25.2 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 46.3% of his field goal attempts while taking 20.7% of the team’s shots from the floor.

Through 68 games, the Clippers are averaging 112.6 points per contest, placing them 22nd in the NBA. The Clippers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.7 made 3’s per game. If the Clippers offense is going to improve, they could look to play at a faster tempo, as they currently average just 98.1 possession per game. This could benefit the team as they are currently one of the better 3-point shooting units in the NBA.

So far, the Clippers have played well defensively, as they are ranked 11th in the league at 108.39 points per contest.

Small-Forward Paul George currently leads the Clippers at 23.7 points per game. For the season, he is 26th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.5% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, George is averaging 6.1 boards and 5.2 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 23rd ranked defense at defending small-forwards. Kawhi Leonard enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 40 games, he is averaging 23.3 and is 24th in the league in player efficiency rating.

Knicks vs Clippers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Knicks +5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 229.5