The New York Knicks host the Los Angeles Lakers tonight, Friday Feb 10th, as the Knicks search for a rare win over the Lakers. The Lakers have won nine straight over the Knicks. NBA oddsmakers have the Lakers as -3.5 point road favorites over the Knicks with the over/under set at 185 points. Be sure to make your Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks 2012 NBA Picks before the game tips off.
Los Angeles (15-11, 4-9 V) got an 88-87 road victory over the Celtics on Thursday. Pau Gasol scored 25 points on 12-for-20 shooting, grabbed 14 rebounds and added three assists. Kobe Bryant had a team-leading 27 points, while Andrew Bynum scored 16 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, and Matt Barnes scored 11. The Lakers ended a two-game losing streak, won for only the fourth time in 13 road games and gave themselves a chance at a winning record on their six-game trip.
Kobe Bryant, the league leader with 29.2 points per game, has averaged 33.4 points during the Lakers’ nine-game winning streak in this series. He’s averaging an incredible 40.0 points in his last four visits to New York, including a 33-point effort in a 113-96 victory last Feb. 11. Teammate Pau Gasol had 25 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks Thursday as the Lakers won 88-87 in overtime at Boston. One of the blocks came at the final buzzer to secure the victory.
New York (11-15, 6-7 H) got a 107-93 road win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. What a week it has been for Jeremy Lin. Lin had 25 points against New Jersey and 28 more against Utah in his first start – both wins. Lin had 23 points and a career-high 10 assists against Washington. Tyson Chandler had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Steve Novak added 19 points as the Knicks won for the third straight time. Chandler, a 10-year NBA veteran, finished two points short of his career high, but it was again Lin’s night.
Jeremy Lin and the Knicks are looking to match their season-high four game winning streak from Jan. 6-11, are in for a major test against the Lakers. The Knicks have lost nine in a row to Los Angeles, including four straight at MSG. They fell 99-82 in Los Angeles on Dec. 29, when Lin scored two points in 1:40 of playing time.
Recent Trends to Consider:
Lakers are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Lakers are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in New York.
Road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic.
Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.
Knicks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
Knicks are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks
When: Friday, Feb 10th@8:00 PM EST
Pick: Lakers -3.5
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