New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 2/5/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles Lakers (25-28) will try to beat the New York Knicks (24-28) at Crypto.com Arena on Saturday.
The Knicks played the Grizzlies and took a loss by a score of 120-108 in their last game. New York finished having earned a 43.2% field goal percentage (38 of 88) and made 12 of their 36 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Knicks knocked down 20 of their 26 tries for a percentage of 76.9%. Regarding rebounding, they compiled 48 with 13 of them being offensive. They also recorded 23 assists for this contest while forcing 5 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In terms of defending, New York allowed the other team to shoot 43.1% from the floor on 44 out of 102 shooting. Memphis doled out 51 dimes and had 30 steals for this game. In addition, Memphis pulled down 36 rebounds (15 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 10 blocks. Memphis finished the contest at 69.6% from the free throw line by making 16 of 23 shots. They also converted 16 out of their 39 shots from distance. In the matter of fouls, the Knicks finished with 19 and the Grizzlies accounted for 9 fouls.
Evan Fournier is one player who played a role for the contest. Fournier finished 61.1% from the field and also earned 2 assists. He was on the court for 33 mins played and snagged 5 boards. He accumulated 30 points on 11 of 18 shooting.
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New York steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 24-28 this year. They are turning it over 13.6 times per contest and as a unit are committing 19.6 fouls per contest. As a unit, New York is grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,110 dimes for the season, which is 28th in the league in terms of passing. The Knicks are connecting on 35.7% on 3-pointers (679 of 1,904) and 74.8% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 104.2 points per outing (27th in basketball) while shooting 43.7% from the field.
On defense, the Knicks are able to force 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.4 fouls. They are giving up 34.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 6th in basketball in points per game allowed (104.9). The Knicks are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.1% (1,972 of 4,475) and they relinquish 43.7 boards per game as a group. They are 17th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,263 surrendered on the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Lakers took a loss by a final score of 111-110 when they played the Clippers. The Lakers recorded 33 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 in this matchup. They also turned it over 10 times, while earning 6 steals for the game. The Clippers were called for 7 fouls in this matchup which got the Lakers to the free throw line for a total of 25 shots. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw tries for a rate of 68.0%. In the matter of shots from distance, Los Angeles converted 11 of their 29 tries (37.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Lakers ended up going 41 out of 88 from the floor which had them shooting 46.6%. The Lakers allowed the Clippers to knock down 46 of 89 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.7% for this game. They finished the game shooting 43.3% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 13 out of 30 and ended up shooting 6 of 11 at the charity stripe (54.5%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Los Angeles permitted Los Angeles to grab 36 in all (7 on the offensive side).
Anthony Davis was important for the Lakers for the game. Davis had 30 points in his 38 mins on the court and totaled 2 assists for this game. He made 12 out of 24 in this matchup giving him a rate of 50.0%, and had 17 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss mark of 25-28 so far this year. The Lakers are committing 20.1 personal fouls every game while shooting 73.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.0 times per contest (17th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 14.7 times per contest. Los Angeles has accounted for 5,869 points for the year (110.7 per contest) and they grab 44.7 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Lakers are connecting on 46.3% from the field, which is 12th in basketball.
The Lakers are ranked 27th in the league in PPG surrendered with 112.2. They are able to force 14.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.5% from the floor (16th in basketball). The Los Angeles defense surrenders 34.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (671 of 1,946) and opponents are making 74.8% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 25.8 assists and 47.2 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 28th and 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York
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