At 8:30 ET on ABC, the Knicks (-194) will host the Lakers (+160) in a non-conference matchup. New York is currently favored by 4.5 points and has won nine straight games. The over/under line for tonight's game is 225.5 points.

Los Angeles (25-25) is 9th in the Western Conference and 4th in the Pacific Division, while the Knicks (32-17) are 3rd in the East and 2nd in the Atlantic. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS NEW YORK KNICKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Los Angeles Lakers +4.5

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 8:30 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.

WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-116 in favor of the Lakers.
  • Our projections have Anthony Davis finishing with Anthony Davis points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Lakers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.9% and knocking down 12 threes.

Will the Lakers Find a Way to Win on the Road?

The Lakers have a record of 25-25 this season and are currently in 9th place in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 18-16 and 6-4 against teams in the Pacific Division.

On the road, the Lakers are 8-17 for the season and have an average scoring differential of -7.2 points per game. As the underdog, their ATS record on the road is 10-15.

Against the spread, the Lakers are 22-28 overall and have covered the spread in their last two road games. Today, they are 4.5-point underdogs and have an ATS record of 10-12 as the underdog.

In their last game, the Lakers picked up a 114-105 win over the Celtics. They were 15-point underdogs going into the game. The O/U line for the game was 238.5, and the Lakers' O/U record for the season is 28-22.

This season, the Lakers have played in games with higher over/under lines than 225.5 in 39 of their 50 games. The average O/U line in their games is 231.5, and their games have averaged 233.5 points.

When it comes to scoring, the Lakers are 14th in the league at 116.1 points per game. However, on the road, they are averaging 115.6 points per game compared to 116.7 at home. So far this season, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 44% of their games.

Los Angeles is one of the top teams in terms of pace, ranking 6th in the league at 101.3 possessions per game. Their field goal percentage is 8th in the NBA at 49%, and they are 10th in true shooting percentage.

When it comes to two-point shooting, the Lakers are 11th in the league at 55%. However, they are last in the NBA in three-point attempts and are shooting just 36% from beyond the arc. In terms of assists, they are 8th in the league at 28.1 per game.

The Lakers' defense is presently ranked 19th in the league, allowing an average of 117.3 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Lakers are causing 13.7 turnovers per game, ranking 21st in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 12th in rejections, averaging 5.4 blocked shots each game.

Will New York Win at Home?

The Knicks are on a nine-game winning streak and are 32-17 this season, which is good for 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic Division, they are currently in 2nd place.

New York's ATS record for the season is 31-18, and they have covered the spread in their last seven games. At home, they are 16-7 ATS and have an average scoring differential of +10.2 points per game.

As the favorite, the Knicks have gone 24-6 straight-up and 21-9 vs. the spread. They have been favored in 30 of their 49 games this season and have won their last eight games as the favorite.

In their most recent game, the Knicks defeated the Pacers by a score of 109-105. The O/U line for that game was 234 points, and New York was favored by 2 points going into the game.

This season, the Knicks have an O/U record of 19-29-1, and the under has hit in their last three games. On average, their games have finished with 224.4 points.


Overall, the Knicks are favored by 4.5 points in today's game against the Lakers. In their games this season, the average O/U line has been 226.2 points.

New York's ATS record at home is 16-7, and they have won seven straight vs. the spread at home. On the road, they are 15-11 ATS.

Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Knicks are 22-10 compared to 10-7 against the West.


Last season, the Knicks went 41-31 and made the playoffs as the 4th seed. However, they were eliminated in the first round by the Hawks in five games.

Today's game will be the first time the Knicks and Lakers have played this season. In their last meeting, the Lakers defeated the Knicks by a score of 101-99.

The Knicks are 15th in the league in scoring at 115.2 points per game. At home, they are averaging 114.7 points per game (21st).

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Knicks are 11th in the league in three-pointers made per game (13.2). Overall, they are shooting 37% from beyond the arc.

New York is 29th in the league in pace at 96.3 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 29th in the NBA.

Coming into the game, the Knicks defense has held opposing team's to fewer points than the league average in 30.6% of their games. Currently, they are 2nd in the NBA at 109.2 points per game allowed. The New York defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.7% of their field goal attempts vs. New York.