Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks 4/12/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks 4/12/2021 – The Los Angeles Lakers are coming from a morale-boosting victory over the Brooklyn Nets and hope to bring the momentum heading to their next game. The New York Knicks are now in their way as both teams battle it out in the mecca of basketball in Madison Square Garden in New York City this Monday, April 12. Tip-off happens at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shown on MSG and Spectrum Sportsnet. NBA League Pass has the game up in their online live stream platform for their subscribers. Even with the win, the New York Knicks are the favored team in NBA odds against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks 4/12/2021
Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks 4/12/2021 Betting Odds
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers managed to maintain their position as the fifth-best team in the NBA Western Conference with their record of 33-20. They are still trailing the Denver Nuggets by just a game heading to their next match. The Brooklyn Nets were their most recent opponents and it was an upset 25-point victory, 126-101. Andre Drummond had his best performance in a Lakers uniform doing 20 points and 11 boards. Dennis Schroder tallied 19 points before getting ejected along with Kyrie Irving. Ben McLemore also made his presence felt with 17 points. This team is just days away from having Anthony Davis back in the roster.
Players to watch: L. James SF 41 GP 41 GS 33.9 MIN 25.4 PTS 0.6 OR 7.3 DR 7.9 REB 7.9 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 3.7 TO 1.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 21.42 PER
A. Davis PF 23 GP 23 GS 32.8 MIN 22.5 PTS 2 OR 6.3 DR 8.4 REB 3 AST 1.3 STL 1.8 BLK 2 TO 1.8 PF 1.6 AST/TO 21.32 PER
D. Schroder PG 49 GP 49 GS 31.6 MIN 15.2 PTS 0.5 OR 3 DR 3.5 REB 5.3 AST 1.2 STL 0.2 BLK 2.8 TO 2.6 PF 1.9 AST/TO 11.66 PER.
New York Knicks Betting
The New York Knicks now have an even record of 27-27 after winning their last two matches. They still trail the Boston Celtics for the seventh-best record in the NBA Eastern Conference and are a game above the trailing Indiana Pacers. This team managed to survive the Toronto Raptors by six points, 102-96, during their last match. Julius Randle had the team’s best numbers with 26 points, eight rebounds and five assists while RJ Barrett followed through with 19 points and five assists. Elfrid Payton and Derrick Rose shared minutes at the point guard position and combined for 22 points.
Players to Watch: J. Randle PF 52 GP 52 GS 37 MIN 22.8 PTS 1.3 OR 9.4 DR 10.7 REB 6.1 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 3.4 TO 3.2 PF 1.8 AST/TO 16.83 PER
R. Barrett SG 53 GP 53 GS 34 MIN 17.6 PTS 1.1 OR 4.8 DR 5.9 REB 3 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 2 TO 2.6 PF 1.5 AST/TO 12.06 PER
A. Burks SG 41 GP 5 GS 26.1 MIN 12.7 PTS 0.5 OR 4 DR 4.5 REB 2.2 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 1 TO 2.1 PF 2.2 AST/TO 12.73 PER.
Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks 4/12/2021 Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
New York Knicks
New York are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James SF Ankle is out indefinitely
New York Knicks
John Henson C Calf is “?” Monday vs LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks Betting Picks
The Los Angeles Lakers are going to this game as the underdogs but they want to prove that their win against the Brooklyn Nets is not a fluke. Even so, the sportsbook has the New York Knicks as the safer bet in this matchup.
Moneyline: The Knicks with the home-court advantage is having an ML of -167 while the Lakers are +138.
ATS: It is four points between both teams across the spread with the Lakers getting the +4 while the Knicks are -4.
TOTALs: The total is pegged at 205 points with the Knicks going under while the Lakers will be the team under.
Score Prediction: 107 – 104, Knicks