Clippers vs. Knicks Prediction

Are Clippers a safe play for bettors as a road favorite vs. Knicks? 2/8/17

Are the Clippers a safe play for bettors as a small road favorite versus the Knicks tonight at 8:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Knicks are 1.5-point home underdogs versus the Clippers after opening as a 1-point dog. As for the total, the number hit the board at 219 and has been bet down to 218.5 at most sports books.

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The Clippers have lost seven of their last 10 games overall and are just 4-6 against the spread over those 10 games. Their latest loss came in a 118-109 defeat at Toronto on Monday, a game in which Blake Griffin scored 26 points with 11 rebounds, 11 assists and a steal for his first triple-double since 2014.

The Knicks have also dropped seven of 10 overall and are just 4-6 at the betting window during that span. They've also dropped back-to-back games against the Cavs and Lakers, the latest coming in a 121-107 defeat versus Los Angeles on Monday. In that loss, Carmelo Anthony finished with 26 points, shooting 10-of-17 from the field. Derrick Rose also returned form a four-game absence due to an ankle injury but struggled, scoring just five points on 2-of-8 shooting.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Clippers are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games in New York and has cashed for bettors in five of their last six games overall versus the Knicks. The favorite is also 5-1 at the betting window in the last six meetings between these two teams and the road team is 4-1 against the number in their last five games overall.

 

WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS -1.5

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