New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 3/12/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2023
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
Crypto.com Arena is where the Los Angeles Lakers will meet the New York Knicks on Sunday.
The Knicks played the Kings and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 122-117 in their last contest. New York finished having earned a 41.6% field goal percentage (42 out of 101) and converted 13 of 50 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Knicks converted 20 of 31 shots for a rate of 64.5%. In terms of grabbing boards, they earned a total of 58 with 23 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 27 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When it comes to the defense, New York allowed the other team to go 52.4% from the field on 44 out of 84 shooting. Sacramento doled out 28 dimes and had 10 steals for the matchup. In addition, Sacramento pulled down 42 boards (6 offensive, 36 defensive) and got 1 block. Sacramento went 75.0% when shooting free throws by making 24 of their 32 tries. They knocked down 10 of 32 attempts from beyond the arc. When it comes to personal fouls, the Knicks ended up with 25 and the Kings had 21 personal fouls.
RJ Barrett is one guy who was a factor in this contest. Barrett ended up shooting 39.1% from the floor and distributed 2 assists. He saw the court for 33 minutes played and also grabbed 7 rebounds. He recorded 25 points on 9 of 23 shooting.
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New York comes into this one with a record of 39-29 so far this season. They have an average of 115.3 pts per game (13th in the league) while shooting 46.5% from the floor. The Knicks are shooting 35.0% on shots from beyond the arc (846 of 2,420) and 76.4% from the free throw line. As a team, New York is snagging 46.9 boards per contest and has earned 1,520 dimes this season, which is 28th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 12.9 times per game and as a team they are committing 20.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Knicks are able to force 12.6 turnovers every game while drawing 20.9 fouls. They are 11th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,681 surrendered for the season. The Knicks defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 45.5% (2,748 of 6,035) and they relinquish 43.0 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are conceding 34.6% on shots from distance and they are 10th in the NBA in opponents PPG (112.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Lakers took home the win by a final score of 122-112 against the Raptors. The Lakers were able to corral 30 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 35 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 20 times, while getting 8 steals for this game. The Raptors were called for 16 fouls for the matchup which took the Lakers to the free throw line for 19 tries. They were able to make 19 of the free throws for a rate of 100.0%. Pertaining to shooting from distance, Los Angeles made 13 out of their 30 attempts (43.3%). When the game finished, the Lakers finished the game shooting 45 for 80 from the field which gave them a percentage of 56.3%. The Lakers permitted the Raptors to make 46 of their 92 tries from the field which had them at 50.0% for this game. They finished the game shooting 35.7% from 3-point land by going 10 out of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 10 of 13 from the free throw line (76.9%). In reference to rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Toronto to get 37 in total (10 offensive).
D'Angelo Russell ended up being a major contributor for the Lakers for the contest. Russell earned 28 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 9 dimes for this game. He knocked down 10 out of 17 for this game for a field goal percentage of 58.8%, and tallied 5 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss mark of 33-34 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Lakers are hitting on 47.9% from the field, which has them ranked 11th in basketball. Los Angeles has accounted for 7,820 pts on the campaign (116.7 per game) and they grab 45.7 boards per game. They are getting an assist 25.2 times per contest (14th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.2 times per game. The Lakers have committed 18.3 fouls per contest and they shoot 77.9% from the charity stripe.
The Lakers are ranked 22nd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 117.3. They are able to force 12.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.8% from the field (10th in the league). The Los Angeles defense gives up 34.3% on shots from distance (847 of 2,466) and their opponents are knocking down 77.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 25.8 dimes and 45.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 19th and 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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