Last Updated Mar 06, 2022, 10:15 PM

New York Knicks vs. Los Angeles Clippers Predictions, Picks, Odds

Nationally televised NBA action will conclude on Sunday night with a compelling non-conference matchup between the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers. Coverage begins from Crypto.com Arena at 10:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Score Prediction

Clippers 113, Knicks 105

Best Bets

Clippers -3.5 (-110) at BetMGM

Knicks vs. Clippers Predictions

After finishing fourth in the East with a record of 41-31 SU last year, New York briefly kept that same ball rolling with another strong start to this season, as the Knicks opened with a sturdy 11-9 SU and 9-11 ATS run– which included tough victories over the Sixers (2), Bucks, Hawks, Bulls, and Lakers.

The Knicks have looked like a shell of that squad since mid-November though, considering New York enters Sunday riding a miserable 14-29 SU skid – despite getting tagged as favorites in 18 of those contests.

On the other hand, the Clippers posted a strong start despite the absence of five-time All-Star Kawhi Leonard, as L. A. kicked things off with a surprisingly solid 16-15 SU run – with ten of those victories coming by double-digits.

The absence of Paul George doesn’t seem to hinder them much either, considering the Clippers enter Sunday riding a sturdy 18-16 SU and 20-14 ATS stretch – despite scoring just 108.6 OPPG and allowing 109.4 DPPG across that window.

I’ll back L. A. here, as the Knicks are 0-7 SU and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games, while tallying 109 OPPG and allowing 118.3 DPPG during that timeframe – setting the stage for another unfavorable road matchup against a Clippers squad that’s allowing just 103.3 DPPG across their latest 7-1 SU stretch.

Knicks vs. Clippers Betting Odds

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Knicks vs. Clippers Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Atlantic vs. Pacific
  • Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
  • Venue: Crypto.com Arena
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • TV-Time: ESPN - 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

New York Knicks Betting Analysis

  • SU: 25-38
  • ATS: 27-36
  • O/U: 32-31

New York seemingly caught the entire conference by surprise last season, as the Knicks finished fourth in the East with a sturdy record of 41-31 SU, before inevitably getting outmatched by Atlanta for the length of a quick five-game set to open the playoffs.

The Knicks haven’t caught anybody off guard this season though, considering New York ranks 12th in the East straight-up with a record of 25-38 SU, and 13th against the spread with a record of 27-36 ATS – despite getting tagged as favorites in 32 matchups over the course of this season.

Los Angeles Clippers Betting Analysis

  • SU: 34-31
  • ATS: 33-32
  • O/U: 31-33-1

Most bettors abandoned the Clippers’ bandwagon following Kawhi’s devastating injury last postseason, but it turns out they’re still a solid team without him, considering L. A.  efficiently handled business against Utah for the remainder of the second round, and then went toe-to-toe with Phoenix for the length of a competitive six-game conference final set.

The Clippers’ supporting cast seemingly isn’t deterred by the absence of George either, considering L. A. boasts sturdy records of 18-16 SU and 20-14 ATS across their last 34 games – most recently highlighted by their current 7-1 SU and ATS stretch.

The Clippers are 15-3 SU in their last 18 matchups against New York. (AP)

Knicks vs. Clippers Head-to-Head

The Knicks and Clippers split a two-game regular-season set last year, with the first matchup resulting in a high-scoring victory for Los Angeles (129-115) – while the second resulted in a low-scoring win for New York (106-100). The most recent meeting between these teams took place back in January of this season though, which resulted in another low-scoring victory for the Knicks (110-102).

Key Players to Watch

  • NYK: Julius Randle - PF (19.8 PPG, 10 REB, 5.2 AST)
  • NYK: RJ Barrett - SG (18.9 PPG, 5.7 REB, 2.8 AST)
  • LAC: Reggie Jackson - PG (17 PPG, 3.6 REB, 4.7 AST)
  • LAC: Marcus Morris - PF (16 PPG, 4.6 REB, 2.1 AST)

Knicks vs. Clippers Betting Conclusion

After extending their losing streak to seven games by dropping a heartbreaker in Phoenix on Friday (L, 115-114), the Knicks hit the road again for Sunday’s contest as short underdogs against the Clippers at Crypto.com Arena – marking the fifth straight game New York has been an underdog in.

I’ll back L. A. here, as the Clippers are 7-1 SU and ATS in their last eight games, while scoring 113.1 OPPG and allowing just 103.3 DPPG during that timeframe – likely presenting a steep uphill battle for a Knicks squad that’s averaging 108.4 OPPG across their latest 2-14 SU skid.

Knicks vs. Clippers Betting Trends

  • The Knicks are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games.
  • The Clippers are 15-3 SU in their last 18 matchups against New York.
  • The total has gone OVER in six straight Knicks' games.
  • The Clippers are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games.
  • The total has gone OVER in six of the last seven matchups between the Clippers and Knicks.
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