Los Angeles Lakers at New York Knicks NBA Parlay 3/17/2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Madison Square Garden
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks on Sunday, March 17, 2019. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 4.5 point favorites.
The Lakers head into this matchup with a mark of 31-38. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -2.1 as they average 111.8 points per contest while giving up 113.8 per game. The Knicks have an overall mark of 13-56. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They total 105.0 points per contest and give up 113.6, which is a point differential of -8.6.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 26-41-2 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Lakers are 28-41-0 against the over/under this year
Important New York Knicks Betting Trends
The New York Knicks are 29-38-2 against the spread this season
The New York Knicks are 30-39-0 against the over/under this year
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/15/19 G Josh Hart Knee is questionable Sunday vs New York
03/15/19 G Lance Stephenson Toe is questionable Sunday vs New York
03/15/19 C Tyson Chandler Neck is questionable Sunday vs New York
03/09/19 SF Brandon Ingram Shoulder is out for season
01/20/19 PG Lonzo Ball Ankle is out for season
Key New York Knicks Injuries
03/15/19 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Back is questionable Sunday vs LA Lakers
02/09/19 PG Frank Ntilikina Groin is out indefinitely
JaVale McGee averages 11.1 points per contest in 21.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.6 assists per game and 6.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 62% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%. LeBron James comes into this game averaging 27.4 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per night. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Kevin Knox averages 12.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Dennis Smith scores 13.5 points per contest while playing 28.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.9 rebounds per contest and has 4.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 113.8 points per contest which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.0 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 25.0 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 111.8 points per contest, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 46.2 boards per contest and 25.2 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knicks give up 113.6 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.4 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 47.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Knicks are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest. New York is 28th in the NBA with 105.0 points per contest this season. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.6. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.8 boards per contest and 30th in assists per game with 19.9. The Knicks are 20th in turnovers per contest with 13.9.
The Lakers are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Los Angeles is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
New York is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Knicks are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 113.1, and their offensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 26th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles -4.5 and over 220.5 total points
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