LA Clippers versus New York Knicks Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-17-2013

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The 38-25 New York Knicks will continue this horrid west coast trip when they face the 45-21 LA Clippers in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday afternoon. Tip off time from Staples Center in Los Angeles at 3:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ABC TV.

The odds from this NBA pro basketball game will be out on Sunday afternoon as Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler are listed as doubtful with knee injuries.

The Clippers and Knicks met back on February 10th with the Clippers posting the 102-88 road win as a +3 ½ point underdog. The game finished under 192 points.

New York Knicks have a road record of 16-15 on the current campaign. The team is 0-3 on this west coast road trip with all three losses by 15 points or a lot worse. They come off the 105-90 road defeat on Thursday to the Portland Trailblazers as a +6 point underdog. The game finished over 193 points. The Knicks shot 43.9% from the floor and connected on 7 of 25 from three point distance. New York surrendered 51.3% shooting to the Trailblazers. J.R. Smith off the bench for New York led the team with 33 points and three boards on 11 of 21 from the field. Tyson Chandler and Carmelo Anthony did not play in this game. The Knicks have struggled offensively in recent games by scoring 94 or less points in five of their past six games. They have fallen to 22nd in the NBA in field goal shooting as the team connects on just 44% of their shots.

The Clippers are 25-8 straight up on their home court. They drop a 96-85 home decision on Wednesday to the Memphis Grizzlies as a -6 point betting favorite. The game landed under 185 points. LA was held to just 33 second half points. They shoot 43.1% from the floor and on 6 of 26 from three point distance. The Clippers give up 54.4% shooting to the Grizzlies as well as 6 of 12 three pointers. Chris Paul led LA with 24 points and 9 assists on 7 of 12 from the field. The Clippers have played well on both ends of the court. They make 47.7% from the floor ranking fifth in the NBA and gives up 94.4 points per game which is also fifth best in the league.

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