Los Angeles Clippers vs New York Knicks betting tips and predictions for Sunday’s NBA game on ESPN. East meets West as the New York Knicks continue their road trip in Los Angeles to take on the Clippers who they’ve already beaten once this season. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
- Start date: 06.03.2022 at 10:00 PM
- Location: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Clippers
With 5 wins in a row the Clippers have made a lot of progress towards securing the 8th seed in the Western Conference. They are now 5 games ahead of the 9th seeded Lakers and if the season ended today they’d face the Minnesota Timberwolves in the play-in tournament.
They are coming off a big win over their cross-town rivals the Lakers 132-111. Reggie Jackson went off in that game with 36 points and finished the game with a mind blowing +44 when on the floor for LA. Big man Ivica Zubac also continued his solid play, he has now scored 22 and 19 points over his last 2 games.
Clippers have been very reliable when it comes to covering the spread with a 7-1 ATS record over their last 8 games, they’ve also beaten the Knicks at home 8 times in the last 9 meetings.
New York Knicks
New York’s season has officially hit rock bottom following the 115-114 loss at Phoenix on Friday. Julius Randle had it going with 25 points, but then get into an altercation with Cameron Johnson and was thrown out of the game late in the 3rd quarter.
The Knicks fell apart after that and out of all people it was Johnson who drained a buzzer beating three-pointer to give the Suns a 2-point win. The losing streak has now reached 7 in a row and over their last 20 games they’ve recorded just 3 wins.
What makes it even more tougher tonight is the fact that they’ve beaten the Clippers just 3 times in the last 18 meetings and in their last 9 visits to Crypto.com Arena they are just 1-8 SU. Winning on the road has been an issue all year long, they’ve won just once in their last 10 away from Madison Square Garden.
It’s really hard to come up with a single reason why someone would back the Knicks here. Clippers are the more talented team, they are actually playing for something here unlike the Knicks who have no incentive to win. Give me the home squad to cover.
Los Angeles Clippers vs New York Knicks Predictions & Odds
Despite all the disarray, the Knicks have been in lately, there’s one thing we bettors can always count on and that’s their defence not showing up. Their last 6 games have all gone over the total and in their last 3 they are giving up an average of 121 points per game which is the 6th highest mark in the entire NBA.
That trend could continue tonight as in the last 10 meetings between these teams we’ve seen the over cash 8 times. An average of 227.9 points per game were scored in the last 10 head-to-head. The Knicks just love going over the total in games vs Western Conference teams, that’s now happened in 4 of their last 5 such games.
Clippers are in a similar spot in their home games going over the total in 6 straight and for the season they are 18-14 at Crypto.com Arena on the O/U. With the last 6 of 7 meetings ending with a ton of points scored, I think it’s pretty safe to say we will see that trend continue tonight. Let’s back the points in this one.