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New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers 01/07/2020 Spread Odds and Picks

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New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers 01-07-2020 Spread Odds and Picks

New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers 01/07/2020 – After pushing the Los Angeles Clippers to the limit, the New York Knicks will try their luck against the Western Conference’s top team, the Los Angeles Lakers, on Tuesday at Staples Center. The Lakers, who sport an impeccable 29-7 record, will more likely end up as the overwhelming double-digit NBA spread favorite against the visiting Knicks after the NBA spread betting opened at 13.5 points.

New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers 01/07/2020

When: January 7, 2020 10:30 PM ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: NBA TV
Stream: SofaScore, NBA League Pass

New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers 01/07/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New York Knicks +13.5 (-110) 219.5 o (-110) +775

Los Angeles Lakers
-13.5 (-110) 219.5 u (-110) -1300
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New York Knicks Betting

Since the firing of David Fizdale, the Knicks have somewhat regained a new life as their young players and veterans begin to show their full potential. In Sunday’s 135-132 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Marcus Morris erupted for 38 points and RJ Barrett added 24 to push one of the West’s top teams to the limit. New York shot 57 percent from the field and 53 percent from beyond the arc but shot just 64 percent from the charity stripe.

Players to Watch: Julius Randle (18.7 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 3.3 APG)

Marcus Morris (18.5 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 1.5 APG)

R.J. Barrett (13.4 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 2.7 APG)

Los Angeles Lakers Betting

The Lakers cruised to their fifth consecutive win after dispatching the Detroit Pistons, 106-99. Once again, the duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis reigned supreme as they combined for 45 points and 25 rebounds. Dwight Howard was also productive off the bench with 11 points and 9 rebounds, while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Alex Caruso scored 10 and 13 points, respectively.

Players to Watch: Anthony Davis (27.8 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 3.2 APG)

LeBron James (25.1 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 11.0 APG)

Kyle Kuzma (12.1 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 0.8 APG)

New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers 01/07/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

New York Knicks

New York are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Knicks are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games.
New York are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against LA Lakers.
New York are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games against LA Lakers.
Knicks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York’s last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.
New York are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games this season.
New York are 5-12 SU in their last 17 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Knicks are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Lakers’ last 10 games.
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Lakers’ last 6 games against New York.
Their total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 6 games when playing at home against New York.
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games this season.
LA Lakers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Lakers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games played in January.

Injuries

New York Knicks

Elfrid Payton PG Personal is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs LA Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers

DeMarcus Cousins PF Knee is out for season
Avery Bradley SG Leg left last game, is “?” Tuesday vs New York

Head-to-Head
New York Knicks Los Angeles Lakers
18-17 Against the Spread 18-17
15-21 Straight Up 15-21
104 Points per Game 112
111 Points Allowed per Game 105
43.56 Offensive FG% 48.19
68.64 Offensive FT% 73.72
34.87 Offensive 3PT% 35.26
45.9 Defensive FG% 43.86
73.6 Defensive FT% 80.17
38.4 Defensive 3PT% 33.9

New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks

In the eyes of NBA parlay and Moneyline bettors, the Lakers-Knicks is the easiest to predict among the games scheduled on Tuesday. However, what the Knicks showed me in their last game is they have the ability to put pressure on elite teams.

Moneyline: Then again, this is the Lakers we are talking about. I still pick the Lakers to win straight up and snatch their 30th win of the season.

ATS: An extra 13.5-point could really help the Knicks cover the spread. New York has captured four ATS win in their last five games, showing their rising competitiveness ever since Fizdale’s departure.

TOTALs: The total opened at 219 points. The Lakers scored at least 106 points in their last five wins and held down teams to a low 95 points. Although I don’t expect the Knicks to score 132 points against the Lakers, I still expect the Knicks to provide a good showing offensively. I pick OVER.

Score Prediction: 120 – 110 Lakers