Knicks vs Lakers Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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The New York Knicks (27-24) take the court against the Los Angeles Lakers (23-28) as slight, 2-point favorites on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET on TNT. The matchup’s over/under is set at 232.

How to bet Knicks vs. Lakers

New York Knicks vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with oddsmakers listing the Knicks as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Knicks have -130 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +110 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 232 points.

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Knicks vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Arena: Madison Square Garden

Knicks vs. Lakers Betting Trends

The Knicks have played 51 games, with 26 wins against the spread. New York has been victorious in 16, or 64%, of the 25 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Knicks games this year have gone over the total in 27 out of 51 opportunities (52.9%).

The Lakers have 24 wins against the spread in 51 games this year. Los Angeles has been the underdog on the moneyline 38 total times this season. LA has finished 15-23 in those games. Lakers games this year have gone over the total in 27 of 51 opportunities (52.9%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Knicks Leaders
Julius Randle 51 24.7 10.8 4 0.7 0.3 2.7
Jalen Brunson 48 22.5 3.5 6.2 1 0.3 1.8
RJ Barrett 45 20.3 5.4 2.8 0.5 0.2 1.9
Immanuel Quickley 50 12.6 4.1 3.1 0.9 0.1 1.6
Quentin Grimes 40 10.3 3.5 2 0.7 0.4 1.9


Lakers Leaders
Russell Westbrook 48 15.8 6.3 7.5 1 0.5 1.2
Lonnie Walker IV 34 14.6 2.3 1.4 0.7 0.4 2
Rui Hachimura 33 12.8 4.3 1.2 0.4 0.4 1
Thomas Bryant 37 12.7 7.2 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.6
Dennis Schroder 37 12.2 2.7 3.8 0.8 0.1 1.2
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Knicks vs. Lakers Injury Report

Lakers: Lonnie Walker: Probable (Knee), LeBron James: Out (Ankle), Anthony Davis: Out (Foot), Austin Reaves: Out (Hamstring)

What you need to know about the New York Knicks

With 114.3 points per game on offense, New York ranks 16th in the NBA. On defense, it surrenders 112.4 points per contest, which ranks 12th in the league. The Knicks are putting up 114.7 points per game when playing at home. In away games, they are averaging 113.8 points per contest. On offense, the Knicks have picked up their output a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 115.4 points per contest over that span compared to the 114.3 they’ve put up over the course of this year.

This season, New York is sinking 12 treys per game (15th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 34.5% (23rd-ranked) from three-point land. The Knicks are attempting 55.3 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 61.4% of the shots they’ve taken (and 71% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 34.7 treys per contest, which are 38.6% of their shots (and 29% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

In 2022-23, Los Angeles is sixth in the NBA on offense (116.8 points scored per game) and fourth-worst on defense (118.2 points allowed). At home the Lakers are scoring 117.8 points per game, two more than they are averaging away (115.8). In their last 10 games, the Lakers are putting up 117.4 points per contest, 0.6 more than their season average (116.8).

In 2022-23 Los Angeles is worst in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.5 per game) and fifth-worst in 3-point percentage (33.7%). The Lakers attempt 34.8% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 24.4% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 65.2% of their shots, with 75.6% of their makes coming from there.

Our prediction to win this game is the Knicks, and we expect that Knicks will cover the spread (Knicks -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 232 points.

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You can bet on Knicks vs. Lakers at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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