New York Knicks at Los Angeles Lakers - 2/5/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

New York Knicks at Los Angeles Lakers - 2/5/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (25-28) vs New York Knicks (24-28)

Game Info: Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 8:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -1.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers meet Saturday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. The New York Knicks need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing nine of their last 13 games.

The New York Knicks are averaging 104.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 18.5 points and 9.9 rebounds, while RJ Barrett is averaging 17.5 points and 2.5 assists. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Kemba Walker is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 110.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.1 points and 7.7 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 23.6 points and 9.9 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.

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The Knicks are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Lakers are 8-22 ATS in their last 30 games following a ATS win and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The under is 17-7 in Knicks last 24 games following a ATS loss. The over is 5-2 in Lakers last 7 Saturday games. The Knicks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The New York Knicks continue to pile up the losses, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 4.6 points. The Los Angeles Lakers have their issues as well and LeBron probably doesn't play in this contest, but they've been more competitive as of late and their game Thursday against the Clippers was encouraging. The Lakers should be able to get the job done here at home.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -1.5

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