New York Knicks at Los Angeles Lakers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 3/24/2014
Tuesday, March 25, 10:30 PM on TNT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
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The Tuesday night showdown between New York and L.A got a whole lot more interesting with the Knicks announcement of former Laker head coach Phil Jackson becoming their team president. Phil hopes to emulate the success he had on the court in Chicago and LA but this time in an office with the Knicks. The results can be immediate if New York can sneak into the Eastern Conference playoffs where they're currently 3 games behind Atlanta.
New York had their 8 game winning streak snapped with a disappointing 106-100 loss to Cleveland Sunday in Madison Square Garden as 10 point favorites. The slim playoff hopes are fading for the Knicks with only 12 games remaining, 8 of which are on the road. Tuesday's game in LA marks the start of a 5 game West Coast road trip for the Knicks.
The heyday of Showtime or Phil, Kobe, & Shaq seem like a distant memory to Laker fans as their team finds themselves in a tie for last place in the Western Conference. This season is especially disappointing because of the poor 12-22 record at the Staples Center. The Lakers have lost 7 of their last 10 and eagerly await putting a cap in this season.
The teams met up on January 24th in New York with the Knicks able to squeak out a high scoring 110-103 win. Carmelo Anthony was able to post 35 points to ensure New York covered the -5.5 spread and push the total over 209.5. "
New York is 16-17-0 ATS on the road this season
New York is 18-15-0 against the over/under on the road this season
Los Angeles is 16-17-1 ATS at home this season
Los Angeles is 18-16-0 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/24/14 F Iman Shumpert Illness questionable Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
02/05/14 F Kenyon Martin Ankle out indefinitely
01/23/14 C Andrea Bargnani Elbow out indefinitely
03/24/14 F Pau Gasol Illness questionable Tuesday vs. New York
03/24/14 G Steve Nash Back doubtful Tuesday vs. New York
03/24/14 G Xavier Henry Wrist doubtful Tuesday vs. New York
03/18/14 G Jordan Farmar Groin out indefinitely
03/12/14 G Kobe Bryant Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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