Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks 11/23/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Madison Square Garden is the site where the New York Knicks (9-8) will try to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers (9-9) on Tuesday.
The Lakers faced off with the Pistons and went home with a win by a final score of 121-116 in their last contest. Los Angeles ended the contest with a 48.9% field goal percentage (45 of 92) and knocked down 10 of their 31 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Lakers knocked down 21 of 27 attempts for a rate of 77.8%. In regard to getting rebounds, they compiled 51 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 29 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In the matter of defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to shoot 44.3% from the floor on 43 out of 97 shooting. Detroit distributed 39 assists and had 27 steals for the game. In addition, Detroit pulled down 31 boards (8 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 8 blocked shots. Detroit finished the game shooting 76.2% at the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of 21 shots. They also buried 14 of their 40 attempts from beyond the perimeter. When discussing personal fouls, the Lakers finished with 21 while the Pistons racked up 11 personal fouls.
Anthony Davis is a guy who was a contributor in this matchup. He scored 30 points on 11 of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 40 mins and collected 10 rebounds. Davis finished 57.9% from the floor and earned 6 dimes.
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Los Angeles comes into this contest with a record of 9-9 for the year. They currently have an average of 109.9 points per outing (5th in basketball) while shooting 46.1% from the field. The Lakers are hitting 34.8% on shots from distance (208 of 597) and 74.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling down 45.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 431 assists this year, which is 3rd in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 16.6 times per game and as a squad they commit 20.5 fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Lakers have forced 16.3 turnovers per game while drawing 19.3 personal fouls. They are 30th in the league in giving up assists with 461 surrendered on the campaign. The Lakers defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.5% (751 of 1,649) and they relinquish 47.5 boards per game as a group. They are giving up 34.7% on shots from downtown while they are 28th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (113.4).
In their last game, the Knicks took a loss by a final score of 109-103 when they played the Bulls. With respect to cleaning the glass, New York permitted Chicago to snag 33 in all (11 on the offensive glass). They finished 37.9% from three-point range by hitting 11 of 29 and ended up shooting 24 of 27 at the free throw line (88.9%). The Knicks permitted the Bulls to make 37 out of 88 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 42.0% for the matchup. In all, the Knicks shot 35 for 84 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.7%. With respect to shots from beyond the arc, New York converted 7 of their 27 attempts (25.9%). They were able to knock down 26 of them for a percentage of 83.9%. The Bulls had 9 fouls for this game which got the Knicks to the free throw line for 31 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while recording 4 steals for the contest. The Knicks snagged 32 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 in this game.
Julius Randle ended up having an impact for the Knicks in this matchup. Randle had 34 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 3 assists in the matchup. He converted 13 of 19 in this contest giving him a rate of 68.4%, and tallied 10 rebounds.
New York has a mark of 9-8 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Knicks are hitting on 44.1% from the floor, which is ranked 21st in basketball. New York has accumulated 1,824 pts for the season (107.3 per game) and they average 45.3 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 21.9 times per contest (25th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 13.9 times per contest. The Knicks are responsible for committing 19.1 fouls per contest and they shoot 76.2% from the free throw line.
The Knicks on defense are ranked 17th in basketball in points allowed per game with 106.8. They have forced 13.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.9% from the floor (3rd in the league). The New York defense surrenders 35.1% on three-point shots (238 of 679) and their opposition knocks down 79.8% of their foul shots. They relinquish 24.2 dimes and 46.7 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 20th and 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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