Betting On the NY Knicks vs LA Clippers Pro Hoops Odds
The current state of the Western Conference has left a couple of teams in something of a limbo, as there is almost no way that they can move up or down from their current position. The Warriors and Spurs have the 1 and 2 seeds all but locked up, and the Thunder and Clippers are in the 3 and 4 spot, with almost no chance of doing anything but swapping places. While some may view this as a position of comfort, the fact of the matter is that it can sometimes be difficult to get motivated every single night when you know that your positon is all but assured. This is something that the Clippers are going to have to guard against when the New York Knicks come calling on Friday night. The LA squad will definitely be a favorite for this one, but it has all the makings of a trip-up game if they do not come into it with their games faces on. If you think you know how this one will go, why not get a NBA online betting wager on.
Betting On the New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Clippers Pro Hoops Odds
When: Friday, March 11 at 10:30 PM EST
Where: Staples Center, LA
Radio: WEPN and KFWB
Live Stream: Watch NBA
NBA Odds: TBA
Why bet on the New York Knicks
The unfortunate thing for Kristaps Porzingis is that his excellent rookie year is going to be somewhat overshadowed by an awful season all around for the New York Knicks (27-39). They have not been very good all season long, but are in a recent slump that has seen them win only 4 of their last 17 games. If there is any reason to be optimistic, other than Porzingis, it is that they have won 2 of their last 3 games. It’s tough to say whether this is a sign that they are ready to pull out of the slump, or perhaps just a minor blip on the radar. The Knicks are just 11-21 on the road this season, so it’s hard to see any way that they go into LA and do anything but keep the score respectable. New York are averaging 99.3 PPG, and are giving up 101.6 PPG.
Why bet on the LA Clippers
The Clippers (41-22) are on a little slump of their own, losing 2 of the last 3, but it’s not all that alarming given that those losses came at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks and the Oklahoma City Thunder. A return to home court, where he Clippers are 21-11, should help them get back to winning ways, especially when they open up their home stand against a New York Knicks team that they have already destroyed once this season. The Clippers won that one 116-88, which is indicative of how they have handled teams with a losing record this season. LA have gone 24-5 against teams below .500, and they look like a pretty solid bet to improve that record on Friday. The Clippers are averaging 104.9 PPG, and are giving up 100.5 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This looks to be a straightforward game for the Clippers, although I’m not so sure they will win this one in as convincing fashion as they did the last time out against the Knicks.