New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Basketball Betting Odds and Free Predictions


New York Knicks
New York Knicks
21-25 (6-16 V)
3:30 pm ET, Sunday, January 21, 2018
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
16-29 (10-14 H)
MSG (New York), Spectrum SportsNet (Los Angeles)
 
New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Basketball Betting Odds and Free Predictions

The Los Angeles Lakers will get another look at a player they could have taken in the 2015 NBA Draft when the New York Knicks visit Sunday.

The Lakers had a shot at versatile 7-foot-3 power forward Kristaps Porzingis but instead selected point guard D'Angelo Russell with the second overall pick. Porzingis went fourth to the Knicks.

Nearly three years later, Russell is no longer in Los Angeles, but Porzingis is still with the Knicks (21-25), and the Lakers (16-29) will need to find a better method to stop him when he visits Staples Center.

Porzingis has emerged as the team's leading scorer this season at 23.5 points per game, and has steadily become a painful thorn in the side of Los Angeles.

He sat out his first career matchup against the Lakers two years ago with a stomach virus, and quietly chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds later that season in a game more remembered for Kobe Bryant's last visit to Madison Square Garden.

Porzingis emerged as a difference-maker against the Lakers last season, totaling 26 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocked shots in the first meeting at Staples Center, a 118-112 win by the Knicks, then finished with 16 points and nine rebounds in a 121-107 loss in New York.

His development was even more evident last month against the visiting Lakers, when he scored 37 points on 14-of-26 shooting, including 5 of 8 from 3-point range. He also took 11 rebounds and blocked five shots.

Russell was traded to the Brooklyn Nets last summer to make room for rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, another second overall pick who was one of the best players on the floor when the Lakers played the Knicks last month, finishing with 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Ball will miss his fourth straight game Sunday with a knee injury, however, and his 10th game overall this season because of injuries.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who scored a team-high 24 points against New York last month, is questionable with a right Achilles tendon strain. Brandon Ingram, the team's second-leading scorer at 15.9 points, is also questionable with a mild left ankle sprain.

All three missed Friday's game against the visiting Indiana Pacers, but Los Angeles still managed a 99-86 victory behind 33 points off the bench from point guard Jordan Clarkson, who has been able to ignore trade rumor distractions.

Lakers point guard Tyler Ennis, who didn't play against the Knicks last month, will likely continue to start at point guard. He has been performing well before passing the baton to Clarkson for long stretches.

Knicks shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 31 points in a 117-115 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday that kept New York from dropping six games below .500 for the first time this season. He was 6 for 7 from 3-point range and New York shot 11 of 20 as a team.

Lakers rookie forward Nigel Hayes, who signed a training-camp deal with the Knicks before spending the entire season in the G League, signed a 10-day contract with the Lakers earlier this week. He did not play in his first game in uniform Friday night.

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New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
803 New York Knicks
-1½
804 Los Angeles Lakers
213½

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: New York Knicks -1½ and Over/Under 213 according to Bovada Sportsbook


 

New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

New York Knicks

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 21-25 15-9 6-16 24-22 15-9 9-13 104.50 105.28 -0.78
Last 10 3-7 0-3 3-4 4-6 0-3 4-3 107.70 111.10 -3.40
vs Div 5-3 3-1 2-2 5-3 3-1 2-2 102.25 101.13 1.12
vs EAST 10-16 7-5 3-11 12-14 7-5 5-9 103.77 105.12 -1.35
vs WEST 11-9 8-4 3-5 12-8 8-4 4-4 105.45 105.50 -0.05

Los Angeles Lakers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 16-29 10-14 6-15 22-23 12-12 10-11 106.13 110.00 -3.87
Last 10 5-5 4-2 1-3 5-5 4-2 1-3 102.00 105.90 -3.90
vs Div 3-8 1-5 2-3 6-5 3-3 3-2 109.27 113.55 -4.28
vs EAST 8-8 6-3 2-5 9-7 6-3 3-4 105.44 104.63 0.81
vs WEST 8-21 4-11 4-10 13-16 6-9 7-7 106.52 112.97 -6.45

Betting Odds Trends

New York Knicks

New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
New York is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 5 games
New York is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
New York is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New York's last 7 games on the road
New York is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing LA Lakers
New York is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
New York is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 15 of New York's last 22 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
LA Lakers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
LA Lakers is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Lakers's last 6 games
LA Lakers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing New York
LA Lakers is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing New York
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers's last 6 games when playing New York
LA Lakers is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone OVER in 15 of LA Lakers's last 22 games when playing at home against New York

 

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Injuries

New York Knicks

Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.

Los Angeles Lakers

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Brandon Ingram SF Ques Sun - Ankle - 1/20/18 Ingram missed his last game with an ankle injury and it is unknown if he will play Sunday against the Knicks.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG Ques Sun - Achilles - 1/20/18 Caldwell-Pope sat out the previous contest with a right Achilles tendon strain and it is undetermined if he will play against the Knicks on Sunday.
Lonzo Ball PG Out sun - Knee - 1/20/18 Ball sat out his third-consecutive game due to a minor left knee sprain and will not return against the Knicks on Sunday.

Recent Meetings

Date Home/Away Line ATS
12/12/17 NY (113) (OT) - LAL (109) -2.5/211.5 NY/O
2/6/17 NY (107) - LAL (121) -5/222.5 LAL/O
12/11/16 LAL (112) - NY (118) 2.5/217 NY/O
3/13/16 LAL (87) - NY (90) 1.5/209.5 NY/U
11/8/15 NY (99) - LAL (95) -5.5/210.5 LAL/U
3/12/15 LAL (94) - NY (101) -7/191.5 NY/O
2/1/15 NY (92) - LAL (80) -3/190.5 NY/U
3/25/14 LAL (127) - NY (96) 7.5/216 LAL/O
1/26/14 NY (110) - LAL (103) -5.5/209.5 NY/O
12/25/12 LAL (100) - NY (94) -4/211 LAL/U

New York Schedule/Results

NEXT 5 | Remaining Games
Date vs Last Meeting Line ATS Mar Date Where
1/30/18 BK 119-104 (W) 3.5/211 WO 18.5 1/15/18 BK
1/26/18 @PHO 120-107 (W) -4.5/221 WO 8.5 11/3/17 NY
1/25/18 @DEN 116-110 (W) 4.5/211.5 WO 10.5 10/30/17 NY
1/23/18 @GS 105-112 (L) 10.5/220 WU 3.5 3/5/17 NY
1/21/18 @LAL 113-109 (W) (OT) -2.5/211.5 WO 1.5 12/12/17 NY
LAST 10 | Past Results
Date vs Score Line ATS Mar NY FG Opp FG Reb
1/19/18 @UTA 117-115 (W) 5.5/201 WO 7.5 44/89 42/91 36-52
1/17/18 @MEM 99-105 (L) -2.5/203 LO -8.5 35/82 41/91 45-44
1/15/18 @BK 119-104 (W) 3.5/211 WO 18.5 42/82 32/87 51-44
1/14/18 NO 118-123 (L) (OT) 2.5/218 LO -2.5 46/97 45/95 44-47
1/12/18 @MIN 108-118 (L) 8.5/208.5 LO -1.5 45/83 49/95 36-43
1/10/18 CHI 119-122 (L) (OT) -5/208 LO -8.0 48/96 45/98 51-48
1/7/18 @DAL 100-96 (W) 5/203.5 WU 9.0 38/83 35/92 59-40
1/5/18 @MIA 103-107 (L) (OT) 5.5/200.5 WO 1.5 39/80 38/94 39-44
1/3/18 @WAS 103-121 (L) 9.5/213.5 LO -8.5 41/86 48/81 36-42
1/2/18 SA 91-100 (L) 5.5/201 LU -3.5 35/87 31/82 50-50

L.A. Lakers Schedule/Results

NEXT 5 | Remaining Games
Date vs Last Meeting Line ATS Mar Date Where
1/31/18 @ORL 111-95 (W) -2.5/216.5 WU 13.5 1/8/17 LAL
1/28/18 @TOR 92-101 (L) 6/221 LU -3.0 10/27/17 LAL
1/26/18 @CHI 103-94 (W) -5.5/211.5 WU 3.5 11/21/17 LAL
1/23/18 BOS 96-107 (L) 6.5/214.5 LU -4.5 11/8/17 BOS
1/21/18 NY 109-113 (L) (OT) 2.5/211.5 LO -1.5 12/12/17 NY
LAST 10 | Past Results
Date vs Score Line ATS Mar LAL FG Opp FG Reb
1/19/18 IND 99-86 (W) 2/214 WU 15.0 44/80 37/97 47-44
1/17/18 @OKC 90-114 (L) 9.5/215.5 LU -14.5 38/81 46/95 30-54
1/15/18 @MEM 114-123 (L) 3.5/203.5 LO -5.5 38/96 42/82 44-48
1/13/18 @DAL 107-101 (W) (OT) 4.5/213.5 WU 10.5 43/95 34/90 59-39
1/11/18 SA 93-81 (W) 2.5/211.5 WU 14.5 36/87 31/76 47-45
1/9/18 SAC 99-86 (W) -8.5/213 WU 4.5 37/77 30/87 55-43
1/7/18 ATL 132-113 (W) -3.5/216.5 WO 15.5 48/86 41/94 49-37
1/5/18 CHA 94-108 (L) 2.5/216 LU -11.5 38/94 42/99 46-56
1/3/18 OKC 96-133 (L) 5/214 LO -32.0 38/92 56/93 45-44
1/1/18 @MIN 96-114 (L) 9.5/214 LU -8.5 34/76 40/81 37-41