Lakers vs. Knicks 2021 NBA Odds and Preview – November 23rd, 2021

The Warriors travel to Detroit to go head-to-head with the Pistons. Steve Kerr and his squad are back on track with two back-to-back victories. This is after the Hornets recently broke their seven-game winning streak. Meanwhile, the hosts start to gain some traction following two wins in three games.

NitroBetting makes sure you are on the right track with your picks. Find a complete overview of the Warriors vs. Pistons game down below. We have all the essentials lined up, including event details, team and player statistics, the latest NBA betting odds, trends, and our very own expert predictions.

Lakers vs. Knicks Game Information

  • When: Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
  • TV: TNT
  • Radio: 710 ESPNLA (Lakers) / 98.7 FM ESPN (Knicks)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Lakers (TBA) / Knicks (TBA)

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Why Bet on the Los Angeles Lakers?

The Lakers remain one of the highest-scoring teams in the league. They average 109.9 points (fifth) per game on 46.1% shooting (10th). In addition, the team has a 52.5% effective field goal average (ninth) and does well from beyond the arc with a 34.8 three-point percentage (12th).

There seems to be a lack of consistency from Frank Vogel’s squad, and the issues lie on the defensive end. The Lakers allow 113.4 opponent points (28th) per game. We see a lack of urgency when defending the paint. They average 50.9 opponent points in the paint (30th).

Anthony Davis leads the Lakers in rebounds at 10.5 per game. He is responsible for helping his team reach 54.1 total rebounds (11th) per game. The forward also leads the team in points (24.6) and blocks (2.3). James completes the scoring duo with a 22.8 PPG average, while Westbrook records a team-high 8.7 assists per game.

James will miss the game after a controversial altercation with the Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart. Anthony Davis’ right thigh contusion is under observation. If he fails to suit up for the Lakers, Carmelo Anthony takes over the position, while Talen Horton-Tucker covers for James.

Why Bet on the New York Knicks?

The Knicks have seen a fair share of ups and downs in recent weeks. They lost four of their last six games, with the two games won at Madison Square Garden. This gives the squad more confidence and relieves some of the pressure as they get to perform in front of their home crowd.

Head coach Tom Thibodeau focuses on both ends of the floor. The team averages 107.3 points (16th) per game and allows 106.8 opponent points (17th) per game. But we see several focal points on the offensive end of the Knicks. The team averages 52.0% from the field (16th). They are also lethal from downtown with a 36.4 three-point percentage (fifth).

Defensively, the Knicks limit opponents to 42.0 points in the paint (fifth). This should fare well against a Lakers team that utilizes scoring in the area. Meanwhile, the team is also expected to give the Lakers a difficult time rebounding. The Knicks average 54.4 rebounds (eighth) per game and are relatively better on offensive boards.

Mitchell Robinson will miss Tuesday’s game after being placed in concussion protocol. Nerlens Noel takes over for him. Meanwhile, Derrick Rose is day-to-day with a sore right ankle.

Lakers vs. Knicks Betting Trends

  • The Lakers are 2-3 in the last five regular-season road games against the Knicks (4-1 ATS).
  • The Lakers are 4-6 in the last ten regular-season road games (4-6 ATS).
  • The totals went over in four of the Lakers’ last five regular-season games against the Knicks.
  • The Knicks are 5-5 in the last five regular-season games at Madison Square Garden (3-7 ATS).
  • The Knicks are 8-2 in the last ten regular-season home games against the Lakers (8-2 ATS).
  • The totals went under in four of the Knicks’ last five regular-season home games.

Lakers vs. Knicks Expert Betting Prediction

We look forward to an entertaining contest between the two teams. There’s enough offensive talent for the game to exceed expectations. However, the LA Lakers seem to have better scorers and produced better results in recent weeks. They have better defenders in the paint and faster players. The Knicks can get some pace back with the help of a racing Madison Square Garden crowd. If they can limit the deficit before the second half of the game, this might just go down the wire.

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