NBA Knicks vs Lakers Spread and Prediction (01-07-20)

Two teams sitting on opposite sides of their respective conference are clashing tonight, when the best in the West Los Angeles Lakers (29-7), looking to extend their current winning streak, are hosting the second-worse in the East New York Knicks (10-26), who on the other hand want to end a losing streak of their own.

Date/Time: 01-07-2020, 22:30 EDT

Spread: Los Angeles Lakers -13

Total: +221.5

Los Angeles Lakers have a 29-7 record (18-17-1 against the spread) and are sitting in the first place of the West. They have five consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against the Pistons with a 106-99 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Anthony Davis with 27.7 ppg, adding a team high 9.5 rebounds per game. He is followed by LeBron James with 24.9 ppg, 7.9 rebounds and a team high 11 assists per game.

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New York Knicks have a 10-26 record (19-17 against the spread) and are tied with the Cavaliers in the second to last place of the East. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Clippers with a 132-135 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Marcus Morris Sr. with 19.1 ppg, adding 5.5 rebounds per game. He is followed by Julius Randle with 18.6 ppg and a team high 9.1 rebounds per game.

Knicks won both meetings against the Lakers last season (at home by one point and on the road by 7). Lakers are 14-4 at home, while the Knicks are 5-14 on the road. Lakers are better both offensively, scoring 112.7 ppg to Knicks’ 104.7 and defensively, allowing 105.4 ppg to Knicks’ 111.8. They also have better percentages both in field goals (48.2% to 43.5%) and in 3-pointers (35.3% to 34.9%). Knicks on the other hand are better both in boards grabbed (46.4 to 45.3) and in turnovers committed (14.3 to 15.1), while Lakers are better in dimes made (26.1 to 21.1). Bookmakers give the Lakers a -13 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home victory.

New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers Pick: Los Angeles Lakers -13 (-106)

Get tonight’s NBA picks and latest NBA odds for Tuesday, January 7, 2020, with Joe Raineri, and his panel of expert sports handicappers from WagerTalk and Sportsmemo on the latest edition of the NBA Tip-Off Show.

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