Knicks vs Clippers Prediction - NBA Picks 12/16/23

Los Angeles Clippers (13-10) vs New York Knicks (13-9)

Game Info: Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -5.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Knicks look for a win after winning 5 of their last 8 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are riding a 6-game winning streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Clippers prediction.

New York Knicks Betting Preview

The New York Knicks have wins over the Raptors and Suns this week, along with a bizarre loss to the Jazz. The New York Knicks are averaging 113.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Jalen Brunson is averaging 24.6 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Julius Randle is averaging 22.4 points and 9.7 rebounds. RJ Barrett is the third double-digit scorer and Immanuel Quickley is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.

Los Angeles Clippers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Clippers have beaten the Warriors, Nuggets, Jazz, Trail Blazers, and Kings during this streak. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114.4 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 45 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 23.5 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Paul George is averaging 22.6 points and 5.9 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Clippers rank 1st in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (25.6).
  • The Clippers rank 2nd in the league for H1 opponent points per game this season (53.5).
  • The Knicks rank 30th in the league for blocks per game this season (3.1).
  • The Knicks ranks 1st in the league for rebound percentage this season (52.9%).

New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Clippers prediction

Are we to the point where we can start trusting the Los Angeles Clippers? We might be. The Clippers have won 6 straight games, and they have covered 4 of their last 5 games. The Knicks are on the end of a back to back, coming off a big win over the Suns, and they're still down their best big man in Mitchell Robinson. You have to like the turn the Clippers are making. With home court and the rest edge, I'll lay the reasonable number with the Clips.

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Clippers -5.5

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