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Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks 2012 NBA Picks

by Scott Burgess on Friday, February 10th, 2012

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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