The New York Knicks are aiming to end a three-game losing streak on Sunday afternoon. The Knicks host the Los Angeles Clippers at Madison Square Garden for a morning full of twists and turns. The Clippers are 23-24 this season, with New York slipping to 22-24 on a losing streak. Paul George (elbow) and Kawhi Leonard (knee) are out for the Clippers. Kemba Walker (knee) and Nerlens Noel (knee) are questionable for New York, with Derrick Rose (ankle) ruled out and Cam Reddish (ankle) listed as likely.
Tipping is at 1 p.m. ET in New York. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Knicks as four-point favorites at home, while the over-under, or total number of runs Vegas thinks will be scored, is 205.5 in the latest Clippers vs. Knicks odds. Before making any choices between Knicks and Clippers, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now the model has set his sights on Clippers vs. Knicks and has his picks and NBA predictions locked in. You can head over to SportsLine now to see the model choices. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Knicks vs Clippers:
- Gap Clippers vs. Knicks: Knicks -4
- Clippers vs. Knicks over-under: 205.5 points
- Clippers vs. Knicks money line: Knicks -170, Clippers +145
- BAC: Clippers are 10-10 ATS in road games
- NYK: Knicks are 11-14 ATS in home games
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Why the Clippers can cover
The Clippers are very good on defense and the Knicks are struggling in a few areas on offense. LA ranks among the top eight in the NBA in defensive efficiency, allowing opponents just 1.07 points per possession. The Clippers hold the opposition at 44.2% shooting, also in the top eight, and LA is No. 3 in 3-point shooting allowed at 32.7%. The Clippers are No. 2 in the NBA in free throw attempts allowed, giving up just 18.2 per game, and LA is allowing just 23.6 assists per game.
The Clippers are generating 14.1 turnovers per game on defense and, in the possession battle, LA should also benefit from New York’s last-five mark in creating defensive havoc. The Knicks are No. 28 in the NBA in steals on defense, with lower ratings in assists, field goal percentage and free throw percentage on the offensive side.
Why the Knicks can cover
New York’s defense is excellent in key areas and LA is struggling on offense. The Knicks are in the top five in the NBA in field goal percentage allowed (44.0%) and two-point percentage allowed (51.1%) against opponents. New York also only allows 20.4 free throw attempts per game, a league top 10. The Knicks are near the top of the NBA in points allowed in the paint (41.7 per game), quick break points allowed (11.2 per game) and blocked shots (5.0 per game), se positioning well to take advantage of the Clippers’ weaknesses.
LA has a below average shooting profile, making less than 45% of field goal attempts, and the Clippers are also No. 28 in free throw creation. The Clippers are in the bottom five in both offensive rebound rate and defensive rebound rate, giving the Knicks a potential edge in the possession battle with second-chance opportunities.
How to make choices between Clippers and Knicks
SportsLine’s model leans into the total, projecting a combined 213 points. The model also indicates that one side of the gap hits almost 60% of the time. You can only see the model choice on SportsLine.
So who wins the Knicks against the Clippers? And which side of the spread hits nearly 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you should jump to, all from the model who crushed his NBA picks, and find out.