New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Clippers 1/5/2020 Spread Odds and Picks
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New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Clippers 1/5/2020 – These are both teams coming off from a loss and looks to get back on the winning track. The Los Angeles Clippers will host the New York Knicks at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California this Sunday, January 5. Fox Sports Prime Ticket will air the game on television at 3:30 pm Eastern Time. NBA League Pass subscribers can watch the game through streaming as well as SofaScore. With their amount of talent, NBA Over Under Picks predict the Clippers winning over the Knicks in this game.
New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Clippers 1/5/2020
New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Clippers 1/5/2020 Betting Odds
New York Knicks Betting
The Knicks suffered a defeat against a rejuvenated Phoenix Suns by 8 points and snapped their three-game winning streak. Marcus Morris Sr. Was the best player on that Knicks team with 25 points while Bobby Portis came off the bench with 20 points. Elfrid Payton was on his game and getting his groove on the point guard position with 15 points, six assists and five rebounds. But players who needed to step up were absent as Julius Randle and RJ Barret are off tuned in their games. Randle had 13 points and 13 rebounds but he shot 5-of-17 from the field. Barret logged in with almost 31 minutes and produced only 10 points on 30% shooting and four turnovers. They failed on locking the interior and they need to do that against the Clippers in order for them to have a chance to upset this team.
Players to watch: J. Randle PF 35 GP 35 GS 32 MIN 18.7 PTS 2.2 OR 6.9 DR 9.1 REB 3.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 2.9 TO 2.7 PF 1.1 AST/TO 17.17 PER
M. Morris Sr. SF 32 GP 32 GS 31.6 MIN 18.5 PTS 1.1 OR 4.4 DR 5.6 REB 1.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 1.6 TO 3 PF 1 AST/TO 16.74 PER
R. Barrett SG 34 GP 34 GS 31.4 MIN 13.4 PTS 1.1 OR 4.1 DR 5.2 REB 2.7 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.2 TO 2.2 PF 1.2 AST/TO 9.7 PER.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting
The defensive-minded Los Angeles Clippers somewhat lost their identity when they lost to the Memphis Grizzlies at home and allowed 140 points scored over them. They allowed four players to combine for 95 points and while the Grizzlies had 54 total rebounds on that game. They played without Paul George and Patrick Beverly who are also doubtful against the Knicks. Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and eight rebounds but he was 33% from the field. Montrezl Harrell was the best player with 28 points and nine rebounds while Lou Williams had 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting. They were silver lining but they were not able to carry the team and inspire others to follow their lead. Losing to the Grizzlies is a red light for them that they cannot take the Knicks lightly since they have a lot of players that can dominate the boards.
Players to Watch: K. Leonard SF 27 GP 27 GS 31.7 MIN 25.3 PTS 1.1 OR 6.4 DR 7.6 REB 5.2 AST 1.8 STL 0.6 BLK 3.3 TO 2 PF 1.6 AST/TO 25.09 PER
P. George SF 25 GP 25 GS 30.9 MIN 23.1 PTS 0.5 OR 5.6 DR 6 REB 3.8 AST 1.4 STL 0.5 BLK 3.1 TO 2.4 PF 1.2 AST/TO 20.67 PER
L. Williams SG 33 GP 4 GS 30.3 MIN 19.1 PTS 0.4 OR 2.7 DR 3.1 REB 6.2 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 3.1 TO 1.5 PF 2 AST/TO 17.29 PER.
New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Clippers 1/5/2020 Betting Numbers
New York Knicks
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 6 games.
Los Angeles Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Clippers’ last 8 games.
New York Knicks
Elfrid Payton PG Personal is “?” Sunday vs LA Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George SF Hamstring is “?” Sunday vs New York
New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Clippers Betting Picks
Still, the team that looks good on paper despite of their injured players, the Clippers are still the best bet to win and Top Online Sportsbook agrees. Ivica Zubac should do more and other bigs should help out in the rebounding department while they need another player to supply the spark that Patrick Beverly brings. If not, the Knicks could pull the upset over them.
Moneyline: The Knicks are given the ML of +320 if they win this game at the Staples Center. The much-favored Clippers are at -400 on the Moneyline.
ATS: Clippers and Knicks are separated by 8 points across the spread. New York, as the underdog, are at the +8 on this game.
TOTALs: 223 points is the given total for these teams to reach with the Clippers going under while the Knicks are the team over.
Score Prediction: 118 – 105 Clippers