Clippers at Knicks Prediction - NBA Picks 2/4/23
New York Knicks (28-25) vs Los Angeles Clippers (29-26)
Game Info: Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
Betting Odds: New York Knicks +2.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Clippers pay a visit to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.
The Los Angeles Clippers have been in fine form as they’ve won six of their last eight games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back here after falling painfully short to the Bucks in a 106-105 road loss on Thursday. Norman Powell led the team in scoring with 26 points on nine of 16 shooting off the bench, Kawhi Leonard added 17 points with 11 rebounds and five assists while Marcus Morris and Paul George each scored 16 points. As a team, the Clippers shot just 41 percent from the field and 13 of 36 from the 3-point line as they dominated early and held the Bucks to just 15 points in the first quarter to lead by as many as 21 points, but they never put the Bucks away and went scoreless in the final 3:51 to allow the Bucks to snatch the game from them in the end.
Meanwhile, the New York Knicks have been in a rut as they’ve lost six of their last nine games overall, but they will be eager to build some momentum after outlasting the Heat in a 106-104 win on Thursday. RJ Barrett led the team with 30 points, eight rebounds and four assists on 13 of 23 shooting, Julius Randle added 23 points with 10 rebounds and six assists while Quentin Grimes chipped in with 17 points on six of nine shooting. As a team, the Knicks shot 48 percent from the field and 12 of 36 from the 3-point line as they got off to a quick start and held an early 14-point lead which proved to be just enough in the end as the Heat cut the lead to just two points before the clock ran out.
Looking at the betting trends, the Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a loss and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. The Knicks are 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games following a win and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings overall, the Clippers are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the Clippers are 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings in New York.
The Clippers are shorthanded again as John Wall is still out, while the Knicks are keeping eyes on Ryan Arcidiacono and Jalen Brunson who are both questionable. The Clippers are coming in as the team in better form, but they might still be scratching their heads after wasting a 21-point lead against the Bucks in their last outing. The Clippers are 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings in New York and I think they bounce back with a win here.
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