New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 5/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
STAPLES Center is the site where and the Los Angeles Lakers (38-30) will take on the New York Knicks (38-30) on Tuesday.
The New York Knicks took the court against the Los Angeles Clippers and took home the win by a score of 106-100 in their last game. New York ended the game with a 46.7% field goal percentage (42 out of 90) and buried 13 of their 32 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Knicks knocked down 9 of 9 tries for a percentage of 100.0%. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 45 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 25 dimes for the game while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and having 7 steals. Concerning defense, New York allowed the other team to shoot 43.0% from the floor on 37 of 86 shooting. Los Angeles recorded 24 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. Additionally, Los Angeles collected 43 rebounds (7 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Los Angeles went 87.5% from the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of their 16 tries. They made 12 of their 35 tries from beyond the arc.
Reggie Bullock is someone who was a major contributor in this game. He notched 24 points on 8 out of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 45:35 minutes played and totaled 4 rebounds. Bullock finished 47.1% from the field and also recorded 3 dimes. An additional guy that was a major factor in the game for the Knicks was RJ Barrett. He snagged 7 rebounds in 44:33 min on the court. He finished shooting 38.9% from the field for the matchup by shooting 7-of-18 (18 points). When the final whistle blew, Barrett collected 4 assists.
New York heads into this matchup with a record of 38-30 so far this season. They have an average of 107.2 points per contest (26th in the NBA) while hitting 45.7% from the field. The Knicks are hitting 39.0% on shots from beyond the arc (794 of 2,035) and 77.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, New York is snagging 45.1 boards per contest and has tallied 1,454 assists for the campaign, which ranks 29th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 13.1 times per game and as a team they are committing 20.5 fouls per contest. On the defensive end of the court, the Knicks are able to force 12.8 turnovers per game while drawing 17.9 fouls. They give up 33.9% on 3-point shots and they rank 1st in the league in points per game from their opponents (105.0). The Knicks are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.2% (2,581 of 5,841) and they relinquish 43.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 5th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,596 surrendered this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Los Angeles Lakers went home victorious with a score of 123-110 against the Phoenix Suns. The Lakers were able to collect 27 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in this matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 11 steals for this game. The Suns earned 29 personal fouls in this game which took the Lakers to the free throw line for a total of 41 attempts. They were able to make 32 of the free throws for a percentage of 78.0%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Los Angeles converted 13 out of 30 attempts (43.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Lakers ended up shooting 39 for 80 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.8%. The Lakers allowed the Suns to make 39 of 73 attempts from the field which had them shooting 53.4% for this game. They wrapped up this game 44.0% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 11 out of 25 and ended up going 21 of 25 from the free throw line (84.0%). In reference to rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Phoenix to pull down 32 in total (3 offensive).
Anthony Davis was important for the Lakers for the matchup. He made 13 of 27 in the game for a rate of 48.1%, and tallied 12 rebounds. Davis had 42 points in his 40:46 mins on the court and had 5 assists in this matchup. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Los Angeles was Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. He accumulated 2 dimes in 35:07 mins played, and he shot 4 out of 9 from the floor. Caldwell-Pope ended the game having shot 44.4% from the field and also totaling 17 points and 2 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 38-30 on the campaign. Los Angeles has scored 7,430 points for the season (109.3 per game) and they grab 44.2 boards per game. The Lakers commit 19.3 fouls every game and they shoot 74.0% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Lakers are hitting on 47.1% from the floor, which ranks 12th in the league. They are getting an assist 24.4 times per contest (15th in the league) and they turn it over 15.3 times per contest. The Lakers on defense are ranked 2nd in the NBA in points given up per game with 106.6. They relinquish 24.6 assists and 42.1 boards per game, which has them ranked 15th and 5th in the NBA. The Los Angeles defense concedes 35.2% from downtown (772 of 2,192) and their opponents are knocking down 77.7% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 15.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.9% from the field (9th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York
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