Knicks vs. Clippers Prediction
Will the New York Knicks put up any fight when it goes out West to face the Los Angeles Clippers today at 3:30PM ET?
579 New York Knicks vs. 580 Los Angeles Clippers
Sunday, March 3, 2019
3:30PM ET – STAPLES Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Clippers are the heavy favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -10 points against the Knicks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 229.5 points. The public betting for this game has 53 percent going on the Knicks on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Knicks head out West
New York had a four-game homestand where it went 2-2 overall and against the spread. The Knicks are coming off a 125-118 loss at home to Cleveland. New York is 13-49 on the season, 7-23 on the road, 26-35-1 against the spread and 32-30 with the under.
The Knicks are putting up just 105.9 points per game on offense this season while shooting a league-worst 43.2 percent as a team. Defensively, the Knicks are giving up 114.1 points per game while allowing teams to shoot 47 percent against them. Both DeAndre Jordan and Mario Hezonja are both questionable to paly today due to injuries. Dennis Smith Jr. is leading the team with 15.5 points and 6.6 assists per game while Emmanuel Mudiay is adding 14.8 points per contest.
Los Angeles is coming off a 116-109 win at Sacramento on Friday for its fourth win in six games. The Clippers are 5-1 against the spread in their last six as well. Los Angeles is now 35-29 on the season, 17-12 at home, 36-28 against the spread and 33-30-1 with the over.
The Clippers are putting up 113.9 points per game on offense this season while shooting 46.7 percent as a team. Defensively, Los Angeles is giving up 113.7 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 45.5 percent. Lou Williams is the leading scorer, averaging 19.8 points per game off the bench. He also averages 5.4 assists per game. Danilo Gallinari is adding 18.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Knicks are 5-12 against the spread in their last 17 Sunday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a loss.
The Clippers are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games on 1 day of rest and 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a losing team.
You can’t love the Clippers giving up 10 points to anyone right now, but it’s certainly hard to trust the Knicks out West. New York lost by double digits in road games at Golden State, Portland and Denver in their last West Coast road trip. The Knicks could also be without Jordan, who would be the only player with extra motivation to actually do well against the Clippers. The Knicks have no reason to compete, so it’s possible they could come out very flat and allow the Clippers to have an easy day.
NBA Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers -10