Lakers vs Knicks Odds and Picks


Talen Horton-Tucker

Talen Horton-Tucker and the Lakers are in New York to battle the Knicks Monday. (Photograph by PI/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire)

  • The Lakers go to the Knicks coming off a monster win over Brooklyn
  • Each groups are top-5 defensive models 
  • Get the newest Lakers vs Knicks odds, betting preview and a decide beneath

Anticipate a slugfest in Gotham Monday.

That’s as a result of the Los Angeles Lakers will likely be visiting the New York Knicks, in a matchup of two of the highest defensive groups in basketball. Nonetheless with out LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers crushed the Nets in Brooklyn Saturday evening.

In the meantime, the Knicks put the clamps down on the Raptors Sunday, and are 3-point favorites regardless of taking part in the second sport of a back-to-back.

Lakers vs Knicks Odds

Workforce Unfold at FanDuel Moneyline Complete
Los Angeles Lakers +3 (-110) +122 Ov 205.5 (-110)
New York Knicks -3 (-110) -144 Un 205.5 (-110)

Odds as of April 11. Tip-off is Monday at 7:30pm ET

Biggie in Brooklyn

Regardless that the Nets didn’t have James Harden obtainable, it was arduous to ascertain Los Angeles not getting crushed by the NBA’s most dominating offense. It ended up being an LA smackdown, cruising to a 126-101 win.

That improves the Lakers to 5-6 since LeBron went down with a excessive ankle sprain. Whereas they’ve been a piece in progress, you’ll be able to’t argue with the defensive effort, which has stored them afloat. Since James’ damage, LA remains to be sixth in factors allowed at 104.5 a contest. They’ve additionally held groups to 32.4% capturing from three-point vary, which ranks second within the NBA over that interval.

In opposition to Brooklyn,  their offense got here to life, notably with the contributions of two of the latest Lakers, Andre Drummond and Ben McLemore and fill-in starter Talen-Horton Tucker.

Drummond, picked up within the buyout market, had 20 factors and 11 rebounds within the win. Whereas he isn’t an A possibility on a regular basis, he has the flexibility to stabilize the offense together with his work down low.

Drummond’s dominance Saturday loosened up the Nets’ protection,  and the Lakers had some simpler appears to be like, going 19-for-34 from downtown, a scintillating 55.9% clip. McLemore, picked up after Houston put him on waivers, drilled 5 triples, certainly one of six Lakers to hit a number of cash balls.

Second-year man Horton-Tucker was particularly aggressive driving into the protection, ending with 14 factors and a career-high 11 assists.

Even with the win, the Lakers may nonetheless be shorthanded. Kyle Kuzma (calf), Marc Gasol (hamstring) and Wes Matthews (Achilles) are all questionable for Monday. LeBron and AD are nonetheless weeks away from stepping onto the court docket.

Knicks D is Legit

One other sport, one other Knicks efficiency grinding their opponent to mud.

On Sunday, New York put the clamps on the Toronto Raptors, profitable their second straight with a 102-96 win.

Julius Randle had a team-high 26 factors, with eight rebounds and 5 assists. RJ Barrett, who had led the Knicks in scoring the earlier three video games, chipped in with 19 factors, 5 rebounds and two steals.

Just like the Lakers, the Knicks are additionally 5-6 of their final 11, they usually’re additionally hanging their hat on D.

They’ve held the opposition to an NBA-best 102.8 factors per sport over that stretch. Groups are capturing solely 35% from deep (sixth) and 43.8% from the sector (fourth).

However as their drawback has been all 12 months, the Knicks wrestle to place the ball within the hoop. They’re twenty eighth in scoring on the 12 months, potting simply 105.3 a sport. It’s an enormous motive they’re 27-27 and holding onto eighth within the East, as a substitute of within the thick of preventing for dwelling court docket within the first spherical.

What’s the Greatest Wager?

Even with the blowout win over Brooklyn, the Lakers are scoring simply 103.6 factors a sport since James went down. That ranks twenty eighth over that span, however they might have discovered one thing with Drummond as the point of interest of their makeshift offense.

It’s for that motive — and that LA is 4-1 ATS of their final 5 — I’d take the Lakers and the factors. You can too count on each defenses to indicate up, and this may very well be a 90’s-style, sub-100 grinder.

The decide: Lakers +3 (-110) and UNDER 205.5 (-110)

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