The Los Angeles Clippers extended road swing continues tonight with a stop at Madison Square Garden in the Big Apple. The Clippers will face the New York Knicks in a nationally televised battle on ABC; start time in today’s contest is set for 1:00pm ET. The latest NBA Sunday betting odds have the Knicks listed as a -4 against the spread home favorite and the Over/Under set at 192.5 points.
Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Chauncey Billups, and Jamal Crawford all returned to the Clippers lineup on Friday night, but their presence mattered little. Miami rolled to a 111-89 at the AmericanAirlines Arena, handing the Clippers their fourth loss in five games.
The setback, which dropped Los Angeles to 2-4 on its current eight game road swing, featured just three points and two assists from Paul (20 minutes) while Griffin and Crawford combined for 26 points on 11-of-22 shooting. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade scored 50 of the Heat’s 111 points; they also accounted for 11 rebounds, 13 assists, four steals, and two blocked shots.
The Clippers, who still lead the Pacific Division with a 35-17 record, will look to snap out of their recent injury induced funk this afternoon as they chase their 16th road win of the season (27 games). Their task is not an easy given how well the Knicks have played of late.
New York recorded its sixth win in seven games on Friday, knocking off the Timberwolves 100-94 at the Target Center in Minnesota. The Knicks got 36 points and nine rebounds from Carmelo Anthony in the win. Raymond Felton, Steve Novak, and Amar´e Stoudemire each added 11 points and J.R. Smith finished the game with 15.
The Knicks defense, which ranks eighth in points per game allowed, held the Timberwolves to a paltry 7.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc.
Los Angeles, a loser in four of its last five meetings with New York, is 1-9 straight up and 2-7-1 against the spread in its last 10 games as a road dog with a spread between 4 and 7.5 and a total between 190 and 195.
Free Pick: Take the Under 192.5.
Los Angeles Clippers at New York Knicks NBA Odds:
Los Angeles Clippers +4 (-110), Over 192.5 (-110)
New York Knicks -4 (-110), Under 192.5 (-110)
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