The Los Angeles Clippers are in free fall mode without Chris Paul and they are set to meet the dysfunctional New York Knicks in a prime-time nationally televised tilt. The NBA betting spread favors the Clippers by 1.5-points to beat the Knicks. Tip-off is this Wednesday, February 8th at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN from the Madison Square Garden.
Los Angeles Clippers Vs New York Knicks Spread & ATS Pick
What: Los Angeles Clippers (31-21) at New York Knicks (22-31)
When: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
Where: New York, NY
Stadium: Madison Square Garden
Spread: Clippers -1.5
Moneyline: LAC -120
Game Total: 219
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Los Angeles vs New York
Why Bet The Los Angeles Clippers To Beat The Knicks
The Los Angeles Clippers have lost five of the last six games, including the last three. They dropped their last outing 118-109 against the Toronto Raptors on Monday. They are 31-21 SU and 25-27 ATS this season. They average 108.3 points per game (7th) and allow 105.0 points per game (11th).
The Clippers shoots 46.8% from the field (5th) and 37.9% from three-point land (4th). Without Paul in the lineup, shooting guard JJ Reddick (15.4 PPG & 2.1 RPG) is the leading scorer. After returning from a two-month injury, power forward Blake Griffin is still not in mid-season form. He scored 26 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and added 11 assists in the loss to the Raptors.
Los Angeles allow 45.0% shooting from the field (11th) and 35.0% from three-point land (9th). They average 43.4 rebounds per game (16th), 4.7 steals (17th) and 4.7 blocks (18th) per game. Center DeAndre Jordan averages 13.7 rebounds and Griffin averages 1.09 steals per game.
Why Bet The NY Knicks To Beat The Clippers
The NY Knicks have lost four of their last five games, including a 121-107 loss to the upstart Lakers on Monday. They are 22-31 SU and 29-24 ATS this season. They average 105.8 points per game (12th) and give up 108.8 per game (25th).
The Knicks shoot 44.4% from the field (22nd) and 35.6% from three-point land (17th). Shooting forward Carmelo Anthony (22.9 PPG & 6.0 RPG) has averaged 25.8 in the last five games. He scored 26 against the Lakers and had five assists.
"You’ve got to play for some pride," Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. "You’ve got to come out there and play. These teams come in, it’s New York, so they’re going to be ready to play. If you don’t match their effort and energy, you’re not going to win. Right from the start, they outhustled us."
New York allows 45.2% shooting from the field (11th) and 34.8% from three-point land (7th). They average 46.3 rebounds per game (3rd), 5.8 blocks (4th) and 7.2 steals (22nd). Power forward Kristaps Porzingis averages 7.2 rebounds per game and point guard Brandon Jennings 5.0 assist.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Knicks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games.
- Knicks are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games following an ATS loss.
- Knicks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
- Clippers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite.
- Clippers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 road games.
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Clippers have won the last eight meetings with the Knicks. Throw in team dysfunction and it’s a surprise New York has won a single game all season.
Clippers to cover the spread.