Los Angeles Clippers vs New York Knicks NBA Odds and Predictions
The NBA which is up and running for the last 4 weeks has produced tons of entertainment for the basketball fans. On Sunday, New York Knicks has a huge task in hand when they face a massive challenge against Los Angeles Clippers in their own backyard.
The hosts have to sort their inconsistency concerns apart from their injuries whereas Clippers are beaming in confidence with some famous victories under their belt.
Even though this rivalry looks to produce a thriller, the recent form suggests a clear upper hand to the Clippers with the New York based club requiring a huge effort to pull off something special.
Los Angeles Clippers vs New York Knicks NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
Elfrid Payton who is the point guard in the side has an overall rating of 82 and average of 12.2 points in every outing so far. He has a field goal percentage of 43 and is an X-factor for team to succeed.
RJ Barrett is an important shooting guard with a field goal success of 42.1% and a 3-pointer conversion of 28 so far.
Julius Randle who usually plays as the power forward is a top-rated player averaging 22.5 points per game along with 9.7 successful dribbles.
Mitchell Robinson who plays as the center and power forward has a field goal percentage of 65.8 and a free throw percentage of 43.8. He averaged 8.4 rebounds per game in 19 games he was part of.
Nicolas Batum who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 4.8 rebounds and free throw percentage of 87 in the current season.
Paul George who is the shooting guard has a superior 3-point conversion of 48.4 while Serge Ibaka needs to do better than 12.4 points per game in this season. But he has more than made it up with an average of 6.4 rebounds per game.
Kawhi Leonard will be the small forward in the side with an overall rating of 82 and average of 25.9 points in every outing so far. He has a field goal percentage of 50.5 and is an X-factor for them to succeed.
Los Angeles Clippers vs New York Knicks NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The New York Knicks were pretty slow to start off as they failed to win the first two games. Their campaign continued to be a roller coaster ride filled with wins and losses at an equal rate. They were on a five-match losing streak in the midst of January that they finally managed to get out of with a win against Celtics. Despite winning the next two games after that, what followed next wasn’t impressive as they are currently on a 3-match losing streak. They are currently occupying the 8th spot in the points table.
Looking at the Clippers’ performance, they were up to the challenge right from the start after defeating the defending champions Lakers and last season’s surprise package Nuggets comfortably. They have so far achieved 14 victories in 19 games and would be looking to play on the front foot in the remaining games to top the Western conference. In their last game against Heat, they gave a nice beating to their opponents, to pick up yet another important win. This also meant that the team closed in on the top spot by moving to the 2nd position.
Los Angeles Clippers vs New York Knicks NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (131 games): Knicks – 70 wins, Clippers – 61 wins.
Playoffs played: 0
Previous meeting: Clippers won 135-132 on 5th January 2020 in a regular season fixture.
Los Angeles Clippers vs New York Knicks NBA Odds and Predictions Outright predictions
The odds for this particular game between Knicks and Clippers will be updated on the day of the clash. Looking at the outright predictions, it is very clear that the Clippers have a very good chance to win the NBA championship whereas the Knicks are nowhere in contention.
According to Oddschecker and SMarkets, the Los Angeles Clippers are the third favorites in this season while the New York Knicks need to get their issues sorted if they have to make it to the post season games.