Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks: Picks & Analysis 01/31/2023

Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks: Picks & Analysis 01/31/2023

January 31, 2023



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Tuesday night’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks will be played at Madison Square Garden. The Lakers will play in New York for the second straight day, and the interconference game will be featured on the national stage. On regular rest, New York enters the game with a 27-24 overall record and a 12-13 home record.
The Lakers’ season has been poor overall, and a 4-10 start has played a significant role. Darvin Ham’s changes and Anthony Davis’ MVP-caliber run before suffering a foot injury (surprise, surprise) that held him out for 20 games in December and January have helped the Lakers play much better since that first month.
The Lakers had a poor start to the season, but they were strong early in games. At 9-5 against the spread, they were one of the league’s top first-half teams, but they struggled to sustain their lead throughout the game, blowing significant leads in the second.
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The Lakers continue to be a top first-half team in the league with the sixth-best record (29-21), but lately they’ve had trouble. Their first-half road record in their last 10 games is just 3-7 against the spread, and their last five games have been 1-4 overall.
At 36-15 against the spread (34.9% ROI), the New York Knicks have been a dominant first-half team all season. The Knicks have maintained that supremacy, unlike the Lakers, particularly at home. The Knicks have a 7-3 record against the spread in the opening 24 minutes of their previous 10 home games.
A big part of New York’s early success can be ascribed to Julius Randle, who is having a fantastic season following a poor 2021–2022. Randle is averaging 24.7 points per game, 14.2 of which come in the first half, which is the ninth-most in the league.
Unsurprisingly, his large number of shot attempts and strong efficiency lead to his great scoring output. In the first half, Randle is shooting well, ranking tenth in field goal attempts (10.2) and sixth in 3-point attempts (4.8) (47.3% and 37.7%, respectively).

Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks Game Information

  • Date: 01/31/2023
  • Time: 07:30 PM ET
  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY.
  • How to Watch Lakers vs Knicks: SPECSN
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Lakers vs Knicks Betting Lines

Lakers are +130 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $130. On the other side, Knicks are -150 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $67.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Lakers at a 43.48% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Knicks have 60.00% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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