The 35-17 LA Clippers will continue their Grammy road trip when they face the 32-16 New York Knicks in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday afternoon. Tip off time from Madison Square Garden in New York is set for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ABC.
The odds from this pro basketball game has the home team New York Knicks favored by -3 ½ points with an over under line of 193 ½ points. So far no early line movement on the side or total since the odds came out.
The teams met once during the lockout season with the Knicks posting the 99-93 home win against the Clippers as a -5 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 190 points.
LA is 15-11 on the road this season. They are 2-4 on this eight game road trip. They lose their fourth game in five tries following a 111-89 road defeat on Friday night to the Miami Heat as a +3 ½ point underdog. The total came in at over 193 points. The Clips fell behind by 25 after three quarters. They shoot 44.2% from the field and 7 of 16 from three. LA gives away the game with 19 turnovers and by allowing the Heat 52.9% from the floor. The game marked the return of Chris Paul and Chauncey Billups return to the lineup after missing many games due to injury. There was rust as the guard duo combine for 10 points and 3 of 10 shooting. The Clippers are fourth in the league in two key areas of defense which are points allowed and defensive field goal percentage. The team gives up 93.7 points a game and 43.5% shooting.
The Knicks are 19-6 on their home court. They return home fighting through a tough travel spot in a snow storm in New York after a 100-94 road victory on Friday to the Minnesota Timberwolves as a -6 point betting favorite. The total in the game landed under 196 points. The travel spot is tough for both teams. It was a big fourth quarter for the Knicks as they outscore the Timberwolves 100-18 in the final stanza. New York shoots 46.9% from the floor and 8 of 26 from the three point line. They allowed the Timberwolves 46.2% shooting but only 1 of 13 three pointers from the worst three point shooting team in the NBA. The stats were close and it came down to three point shooting in this game. Carmelo Anthony led New York with 36 points and 9 rebounds on 13 of 26 shooting. Point guard Raymond Felton’s presence in the lineup will increase the Knicks shooting percentage and scoring output.