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Los Angeles Lakers vs  New York Knicks 1/31/2023 Picks, Odds and Betting Tips

Los Angeles Lakers vs  New York Knicks 1/31/2023 Picks, Odds and Betting Tips

The Los Angeles Lakers, with a record of 23-27, will head to New York to face off against the New York Knicks, who hold a 27-24 record, at Madison Square Garden. The game is set to tip off at 7:30 PM EST and will mark the first encounter between these two teams this season. The clash between these two sides is poised to be a highly anticipated and intense matchup.

The Lakers enter this game fresh off a 125-121 overtime defeat against the Boston Celtics and a tough battle against the Nets on Monday. Despite putting up a valiant effort, the Lakers faced struggles on the defensive end, which they will need to improve upon if they hope to challenge the Knicks on the road. This will be the second of a back-to-back on the road for Los Angeles, who was outscored by 14 points over the final 12 minutes of last night’s 121-104 loss against Brooklyn. The Lakers (23-28) missed 14 of 37 free-throw attempts and shot just 40 percent from the field. 

  • The LA Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 encounters with the Knicks.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against New York.
  • The Lakers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games on the road. 

Los Angeles Lakers vs  New York Knicks 1/31/2023 Picks, Odds and Betting Tips

The New York Knicks are in a state of flux as the NBA Trade Deadline nears, with the team alternating wins and losses in their last ten outings. In a 122-115 defeat at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets, New York was unable to slow down Kyrie Irving, who recorded 32 points in the contest. Despite the loss, the Knicks had a positive outing on the glass, out rebounding the Nets 45-35 and shooting an impressive 51% from the field.

PG Jalen Brunson led the Knicks’ charge, scoring 26 points on 10-of-19 shooting, adding four assists to his performance. SF R.J. Barrett contributed with 24 points on a strong 9-of-16 shooting display, while also grabbing six rebounds. Julius Randle rounded out New York’s standout performers, finishing with 19 points, ten rebounds, and eight assists.

  • The total went OVER in 8 of New York’s last 12 matches with the Lakers.
  • The New York Knicks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games at home.
  • The Knicks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games at home against the LA Lakers.

Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks. The NBA pick for this game is the New York Knicks. Los Angeles SF LeBron James (sore left foot) did not play in last night’s game and is not sure to suit up in this battle. The Lakers are playing at the second fastest tempo in the league and the Knicks have been struggling to get stops with C Mitchell Robinson sidelined. Take the over. Final Score Prediction, New York Knicks win 123-121.

NBA Starting Time: 7:30 PM (EDT)

Location: Madison Square Garden in New York City

Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023


NBA Odds: New York Knicks -2.5

NBA Totals: 237

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