Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks Predictions, Odds, Picks
- The Los Angeles Lakers have broken their losing streak and look to make it two in a row against the Knicks!
- The Knicks have dropped off since their hot start, alternating wins and losses over their last five games.
- The Knicks and Lakers split last year’s season series.
Lakers vs Knicks Odds
|Team||Point Spread||Total||Money Line|
|Los Angeles Lakers||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|New York Knicks||TBA||TBA||TBA|
Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks Predictions and Pick
The New York Knicks issues have been creeping up on them since the start of the season and they now face a Lakers team with LeBron James back in the lineup. Motivated after a late-game victory and a late defensive clinic, the Los Angeles Lakers should come away with their second straight victory.
Los Angeles Lakers def. New York Knicks
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Head-to-Head: Lakers vs Knicks
|Los Angeles Lakers ||Head-to-Head||New York Knicks |
|Frank Vogel||Head Coach||Tom Thibodeau|
|9-9 (8th in West)||Standing||9-8 (7th in East)|
|105.6 (23rd of 30)||Off Rtg||109.1 (11th of 30)|
|109.1 (109.1 of 30)||Def Rtg||108.6 (17th of 30)|
|102.2 (2nd of 30)||Pace||97.1 (22nd of 30)|
Leaders (Per Game)
|A. Davis (24.6)||PPG||J. Randle (20.4)|
|A. Davis (10.5)||RPG||J. Randle (10.0)|
|R. Westbrook (8.7)||APG||J. Randle (5.1)|
|L. James (2.0)||SPG||N. Noel (1.2)|
|A. Davis (2.3)||BPG||N. Noel (1.8)|
|D. Jordan (.756)/A. Davis (9.7)||FG%/FGM||M. Robinson (.811)/J. Randle (7.2)|
|D. Howard (.714)/C. Anthony (2.9)||3P%/3PM||A. Burks (.438)/E. Fournier, K. Walker (2.2)|
|T. Ariza||Los Angeles Lakers||6 Oct 2021||Out (Ankle)||Ariza had surgery on his right ankle and will be re-evaluated at the end of November.|
|K. Nunn||Los Angeles Lakers||11 Nov 2021||Out (Knee)||Nunn is dealing with a bone bruise in his right knee and there is no timetable for his return.|
|A. Reaves||Los Angeles Lakers||16 Nov 2021||Out (Hamstring)||Reaves will be out for at least two weeks with a strained hamstring.|
|T. Gibson||New York Knicks||21 Nov 2021||Out (Groin)||Gibson was out for New York’s Sunday (Nov 21) game against Chicago.|
|M. Robinson||New York Knicks||21 Nov 2021||Out (Concussion Protocol)||Robinson was out for New York’s Sunday (Nov 21) game against Chicago.|
How can the Lakers beat the Knicks?
The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off of a late-game victory over the Detroit Pistons. While they came away with the win, it was apparent that the Lakers need to put on the pressure from the jump.
Despite winning the first quarter 30 to 26, the Lakers eventually lost the second and third quarter by a combined total of 19. It took a 20-point scoring differential in the fourth for the Lakers to come away with the win.
The Knicks are too strong of a scoring team for the Lakers to get complacent in the second and third quarters. If they can establish aggressiveness and consistency from their squad from the tip, they can take a victory from the resilient Knicks.
Lakers Key Player: (F-C) Anthony Davis
— NBA (@NBA) November 22, 2021
The Los Angeles Lakers escaped their last game with a victory, but most important was the stellar play of Anthony Davis. When he’s aggressive, there’s no player in the NBA that can match up with him.
Davis is coming off of a game where he posted 30 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 blocks, and 4 steals. His all-around performance was breath-taking, shooting an efficient 11 of 19 from the field.
The Lakers may not have the services of LeBron James for this match, but with Davis’ production, they may be okay. Davis must put in a strong defensive shift though, as Knicks big man Julius Randle is one of the most versatile in the league.
How Can the Knicks beat the Lakers?
The Knicks have seen their fair share of issues over their last six games. They are 2-4, showing their struggles without a proper center in the lineup.
Over their last six games the Knicks have been out-rebounded by 4.2 per game and have allowed 12.0 offensive rebounds per game. With Noel as the only dedicated center, the Knicks’ strength on the interior drops off significantly from there.
Against a team with a glut of capable big men, the Knicks need to rebound as a unit to make up for the difference. The only guard who averages more than 3.5 rebounds per game in RJ Barrett, so the bench unit must step up.
Knicks Key Player: (F) Julius Randle
— NBA (@NBA) November 22, 2021
The New York Knicks got off to a great start, but as their All-Star big man struggled so did they. Randle bounced back in his last game, and the Knicks will hope that’s a sign of better things to come.
Randle’s stats are down across the board compared to last season, but he is coming off of a 34-point, 10 rebound game on 13 of 19 shooting from the field.
He’ll draw one of the NBA’s best defenders in Anthony Davis in this match, so he’ll need to show his scoring is back on track. If Randle’s form maintains, the Knicks have a good chance at victory.
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How to Watch Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks
|Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks Information|
|Teams||Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York Knicks|
|Location||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York|
|Time||7:30 PM EST, November 23rd, 2021|
|How to Watch||TNT|
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