The NBA is back in action today as the New Knicks will clash with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The New York was defeated 120-112 on the road by Phoenix Saturday night in their last contest. and LA was demolished 140-114 at home by Memphis Saturday afternoon in their previous contest.
New York Knicks Form
The Knicks are heading into this game after a defeat in Arizona. However, the Knicks were on a good run as they won three games in a row before the loss in the game against the Suns. Yet that run did not change much as they are still 15.5 games behind the Celtics for the top spot in the Atlantic Division. As for the Eastern Conference standings, they are on the 14th spot with 6 games behind the Magic for the last playoff spot.
Also, Marcus Morris Sr. plays well as he led the Knicks with 25 points in the loss against Phoenix.
On the offensive side of the game, the Knicks score an average of 103.9 points per game which is the 29th record in the league in scoring. They have 46.7 boards combined with 21.1 assists per contest this year.
On the defensive side of the game, the Knicks concede an average of 111.1 points per game.
Los Angeles Clippers Form
The Clippers are suffered a hard to take defeat in the game against Memphis at home. Moreover, they missed key players such as Paul George and Patrick Beverly. Montrezl Harrell had 28 points and nine rebounds off the bench in the loss. The Clippers are now 2nd in the Pacific Division with 4 games behind their arch-rivals the Lakers. As for the Western Conference, the Clippers are fourth behind the Rockets by percentage points.
On the offensive side of the game, the Clippers score an average of 115.3 points per game. And that is the 3rd record in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 48 boards combined with 23.4 assists per night.
As for the defensive side of the game, the Clippers concede an average of 108.3 points per night.
The Clippers suffered a surprising defeat in the game against Memphis. Also, Leonard will be playing back to back games and that affect them. Also, it is uncertain if George will be back in the team. On the other side, the Knicks played well before the defeat against the Magic. However, the Clippers are a great team and they will bounce back in this game. Take L.A to win this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for New York Knicks vs. Los Angeles Clippers on 1/5/2020 is: take the Toronto Raptors (Moneyline)
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