The Los Angeles Lakers (33-34) play the New York Knicks (39-30) as slight, 2.5-point favorites on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN. The matchup’s over/under is 225.5.
How to bet Lakers vs. Knicks
Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York Knicks Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Lakers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -143 odds to pick up the win, while the Knicks are listed at +121 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 225.5 points.
Lakers vs. Knicks Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, March 12, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Arena: Crypto.com Arena
Lakers vs. Knicks Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Lakers are 33-32-2 this year. Los Angeles has been victorious in 11, or 64.7%, of the 17 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Lakers games this year have eclipsed the over/under 47.8% of the time (33 out of 69 games with a set point total).
In the Knicks’ 69 games this season, they have 38 wins against the spread. New York is 18-19 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 48.6% of those games). Knicks games this year have eclipsed the over/under 36 times in 69 opportunities (52.2%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Lakers vs. Knicks Injury Report
Knicks: Jalen Brunson: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
This season, Los Angeles is posting 116.7 points per game (eighth-ranked in NBA) and allowing 117.3 points per contest (23rd-ranked). Offensively the Lakers have played better in home games this season, scoring 117.4 points per game, compared to 116.1 per game in away games. The Lakers have been putting up 115.1 points per game in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly lower than the 116.7 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.
In terms of threes, Los Angeles is coming up short, as it ranks third-worst in the league in treys made (10.6 per game) and fifth-worst in three-point percentage (34%). In terms of shot breakdown, the Lakers have taken 65.2% two-pointers (accounting for 75.4% of the team’s buckets) and 34.8% from beyond the arc (24.6%).
What you need to know about the New York Knicks
On offense New York is the 14th-ranked team in the NBA (115 points per game). Defensively it is eighth (112.4 points allowed per game). At home the Knicks are scoring 116.2 points per game, 2.3 more than they are averaging away (113.9). The Knicks are scoring 118.6 points per contest over their previous 10 games, which is 3.6 more than their average for the season (115).
New York makes 12.4 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.8% from beyond the arc, ranking 13th and 22nd, respectively, in the NBA. The Knicks take 60.4% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 39.6% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 70.2% of the Knicks’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 29.8% are 3-pointers.
Lakers vs. Knicks Predictions and Pick
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