Clippers vs. Knicks Prediction & Odds
The number-five seed Los Angeles Clippers travel to New York to face the seventh-seeded Knicks on Saturday night at 7:00 PM ET. Can the Knicks cover the 2.5-point spread as home underdogs?
The Los Angeles Clippers are 29-26 on the season. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Clippers are 28-27 ATS on the year.
The New York Knicks are 28-25 on the season. They’re 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Knicks are 27-24-2 ATS on the year.
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
553 Los Angeles Clippers (-2.5) at 554 New York Knicks (+2.5); O/U 223
7:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 4, 2023
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Clippers vs. Knicks Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 71% of public bettors are currently backing the Clippers -2.5 in this contest. Note that these numbers are subject to change, so be sure to check the link to receive the most up-to-date public betting data.
Los Angeles Clippers DFS Spin
Clippers point guard John Wall will miss Saturday’s tilt with the Knicks. He’s been dealing with an abdominal strain and there is currently no timetable for his return. Wall is averaging 11.4 points per game in 22.2 minutes per contest this season.
Los Angeles shooting guard Paul George has been the best player on the Clippers this season. George would be worth considering in most DFS formats because of his multi-category production. For the season Paul George is putting up 23.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.5 steals, and 2.9 three-pointers made per game. The 12th-year man out of Fresno State is also shooting well both from deep (38.5%) and from the charity stripe (86.7%) this year.
New York Knicks DFS Spin
Knicks star point guard Jalen Brunson missed New York’s last game with an illness and he’s officially listed as questionable for Saturday’s game due to the same ailment. Brunson is second on the team in scoring with 22.8 points per game and leads the Knicks in assists (6.2 per game) and steals (1 per game) this season. It would be a significant loss if he can’t play Saturday.
New York power forward Julius Randle would be the Knicks top option for DFS players on Saturday. Randle leads the Knicks in scoring (24.7 points per game), rebounding (10.8 rebounds per game), and three-pointers (2.7 made threes per game). Randle could see an increased offensive role if Brunson is out or limited and shooting guard RJ Barrett is locked down by one of L.A.’s skilled defensive wings on Saturday.
Clippers vs. Knicks NBA Betting Trends
Los Angeles is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 day of rest.
Los Angeles is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Los Angeles is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
New York is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games.
Clippers vs. Knicks NBA Prediction
When they have their star players available, the Los Angeles Clippers are still one of the most talented teams in the league. The Clippers are top ten in both three-point shooting percentage as a team and defensive efficiency. Those two numbers make sense if you consider that their top three scorers are all three-and-D wings: Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, and Norman Powell. The Knicks don’t have the wings to match up with the Clippers in my opinion, and the possible absence of point guard Jalen Brunson looms large over this game. Even if Brunson ultimately ends up playing, I like the Clippers in Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS -2.5