Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks Prediction, 4/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+4)
The Los Angeles Lakers (33-20) travel to Madison Square Garden on Monday where they'll meet the New York Knicks (26-27). New York opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The over/under opens at 217.
The Los Angeles Lakers played the Brooklyn Nets and took home the win by a score of 126-101 in their last contest. Los Angeles finished the game with a 50.5% field goal percentage (47 of 93) and knocked down 19 of their 34 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Lakers converted 13 of their 20 shots for a percentage of 65.0%. In reference to pulling down boards, they collected 47 with 12 of them being offensive. They also doled out 30 dimes in this matchup in addition to forcing 19 turnovers and having 12 steals. Concerning defense, Los Angeles allowed 43.8% from the field on 35 out of 80 shooting. Brooklyn recorded 19 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. Additionally, Brooklyn collected 42 rebounds (9 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Brooklyn finished 86.7% at the free throw line by making 26 of 30 shots. They also buried 5 of their 27 attempts from distance.
Andre Drummond is one guy who came through for this game. He totaled 20 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He played 22:22 minutes and collected 11 boards. Drummond finished the contest at 53.3% from the floor but had no assists at the end of the game. Another guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Lakers was Dennis Schröder. He totaled 1 rebound in his 20:19 minutes on the hardwood. He ended up going 63.6% from the field in this game by shooting 7-of-11 (19 points). When the game finished, Schröder had 4 assists.
Los Angeles will enter this game with a mark of 33-20 on the season. The Lakers are connecting on 35.7% on 3-pointers (584 of 1,635) and 74.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 110.2 points per contest (23rd in basketball) while going 47.6% from the field. They cough up possession 15.7 times per game and as a group are committing 19.2 fouls every game. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling down 45.2 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,304 dimes this season, which is 15th in the league in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Lakers are able to force 15.2 turnovers every game while drawing 21.5 fouls. They give up 34.7% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 2nd in the NBA in PPG allowed (105.8). The Lakers defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.3% (805 of 1,139) and they surrender 41.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They rank 16th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,305 relinquished for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the New York Knicks went home victorious with a score of 133-129 against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Knicks corralled 37 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 48 for the game. They turned the ball over 12 times, while earning 7 steals for the game. The Grizzlies committed 27 personal fouls in this game which got the Knicks to the free throw line for a total of 33 tries. They were able to knock down 29 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 87.9%. In relation to shooting from distance, New York converted 14 out of their 32 attempts (43.8%). Overall, the Knicks walked away from this one shooting 45 for 96 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.9%. The Knicks allowed the Grizzlies to knock down 47 out of their 94 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 50.0% for the matchup. They finished shooting 46.7% from downtown by hitting 14 of 30 and walked away from this one shooting 21 of 34 at the free throw line (61.8%). In the matter of how they rebounded, New York permitted Memphis to collect 43 overall (10 offensive).
RJ Barrett was important for the Knicks in the game. He converted 7 out of 13 in the game for a field goal rate of 53.8%, and had 5 rebounds. Barrett earned 20 points in his 33:33 mins on the court and accumulated 2 dimes in this game. One more player who was a determining factor for New York was Julius Randle. He wrapped the game up with 11 assists in 38:11 mins on the court, and he converted 4 out of 12 from the floor. Randle ended up shooting 33.3% from the field as well as earning 15 points and 10 total rebounds.
New York has a record of 26-27 so far this season. The Knicks have committed 20.8 fouls per contest while shooting 76.9% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 21.1 times per game (29th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.5 times per contest. New York has tallied 5,586 points on the year (105.4 per contest) and they average 45.6 boards per contest. As an offense, the Knicks are shooting 45.1% from the floor, which is 23rd in basketball. The Knicks on defense are ranked 1st in the league in points per game surrendered with 104.5. They concede 23.0 dimes and 43.8 boards per game, which ranks them 5th and 14th in the league. The New York defense concedes 33.8% on 3-pointers (637 of 1,885) and opponents are making 75.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 12.7 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.2% from the field (1st in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+4)
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