January 07, 2020, 10:30 PM ET. Staples Center. New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers game preview.

Closing the game day on January 7 in the NBA will be a confrontation at the Staples Center, in which the Lakers will host New York. Will the Knicks not “fall face in the mud”? – read in our prediction.

New York Knicks 10-26 (19-17 ATS)

With the departure of David Fizdale, the Knicks game has changed beyond recognition. Mike Miller for a short period of time managed to get his wards to demonstrate an interesting game. More recently, the Knickerbockers managed to defeat Brooklyn, Washington, and Portland, and in the last confrontations they fought the Phoenix 112-120 and the Clippers 132-135.

It’s probably too early to talk about reaching the playoffs, but it seems that a very interesting team is being born in New York.

LA Lakers 29-7 (18-17-1 ATS)

After a series of four defeats in a row, the Lakers win again. In recent fights, Vogel’s wards managed to beat Dallas 108-95, Phoenix 117-107, New Orleans 123-113 and Detroit 106-99. With these victories, the Lakers strengthened their position. They are still the first in the West. The closest pursuer, Houston, is five victories behind them.

It is worth noting that in 2020 the Lakers have not lost at home. The last team to take the victory from the Staples Center was the Clippers.

Betting Tips Statistic

  • The Knicks have won their last two in-person meetings.
  • The Lakers lost 4 of their last 5 oppositions with the Knicks at home.
  • In the last six matches between each other, the teams broke through the mark of 220.5 points.

Betting trends

New York Knicks

  • New York are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • New York are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games.
  • New York are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against LA Lakers.
  • New York are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games against LA Lakers.
  • New York are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York’s last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.
  • New York are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games this season.
  • New York are 5-12 SU in their last 17 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
  • New York are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.

LA Lakers

  • LA Lakers are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Lakers’ last 10 games.
  • LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Lakers’ last 6 games against New York.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games at home.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 6 games when playing at home against New York.
  • LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games this season.
  • LA Lakers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
  • LA Lakers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.
  • LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games played in January.

Injuries

  • New York Knicks: Elfrid Payton
  • LA Lakers: DeMarcus Cousins, Avery Bradley

New York Knicks LA Lakers Predictions

With the departure of Fizdale, the performance of the Knicks has increased significantly. With Miller, the Knickerbockers are more actively acting under someone else’s ring, which will transform into vivid and spectacular fights. Most likely, in the confrontation with the Lakers, guests from New York will not change their playing style.

Despite the fact that it will be incredibly difficult to beat the leader of the Western Conference, we believe that the guests will not give up. All this should bring us an effective match. Well, the Lakers should draw up their next victory.

Our prediction is the victory of the Lakers.

Computer Picks

  • MoneyLine Pick: LA Lakers Will Win
  • Against the Spread Pick: NY Knicks +11.5 Point Spread
  • Over Under Pick: Over 220.5 Game Totals
  • Computer Predicted Score Knicks vs Lakers: 106 : 118

Public Consensus Picks

  • MoneyLine Pick: LA Lakers Will Win
  • Against the Spread Pick: NY Knicks +13.5 Point Spread
  • Over Under Pick: Over 220.5 Game Totals