NBA Betting Predictions: Los Angeles Clippers vs New York Knicks
Tonight will be the first matchup between these two teams this season when the New York Knicks host the traveling Los Angeles Clippers who look to earn home court advantage in the Western Conference Playoffs. BetDSI Sportsbook current live lines display the Knicks as -190 favorites over the Clipeprs.
If either the LA Clippers wins or for the Grizzlies to lose at home against the Magic to grab the 4th seed and be rewarded with home court for the first series. Their record will be tied with the Grizzlies, however hold the tie-breaker over Memphis.
In LA’s last matchup they lost 109 – 102 on the road against the Atlanta Hawks. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul both stole the show but had no support from any other scorers on the team as they were the only two to break double digits. Griffin had 36 points on 17 for 23 shooting with 8 rebounds, 3 assists. Paul scored 34 on 10 for 20 shooting, hit 4 of 6 three’s, made 10 of 11 free-throws, and 8 dishes.
The New York Knicks have benefited of late from Carmelo Anthony playing his best ball all year averaging 32 points a game over the last five. Their latest victory came Sunday on the road against the very team LA lost to recently , the Atlanta Hawks. New York shot a a nice 54 percent from the floor and nailed a nasty 12 of 19 three-point shots.
Anthony led the contest with 39 points shooting 14 for 32 and hitting 3 out of 5 from behind the arc to go with 10 rebounds. Center Amare Stoudemire had 22 points on 9 for 13 shooting with 12 boards. Baron Davis scored 13 on 5 for 9 shooting with 10 dishes and 2 steals. Landry Fields put up 18 from the Forward position to go with 4 boards and an assist.
NBA Betting Prediction: Both teams have something to play for in this one with both the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers both trying to secure higher seeds in the playoffs. I like the Knicks at home in this one , they have been playing a little better basketball than LA as of late.
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