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New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/12/2023 Picks, Tips and Predictions

New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/12/2023 Picks, Tips and Predictions

The New York Knicks will face a daunting task as they prepare to take on the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on Sunday, just a day after playing the Clippers in the same venue. With a current record of 39-29, the Knicks are sitting in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, but have suffered setbacks in their last two games, including a 122-117 loss to the Kings on Thursday.

PF Julius Randle continued to lead the Knicks in scoring and rebounding, with impressive averages of 25.2 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Jalen Brunson has emerged as a key contributor, averaging 23.8 points and 6.1 assists per game. Additionally, New York boasts six players who are averaging double-digit points, with the team averaging a solid 115.3 points per game. The Knicks will need to be at their best as they take on the Lakers, who are currently sitting in seventh place in the Western Conference and are fighting for a playoff spot. 

  • New York is 6-3 ATS in their last 9 matches with the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • The New York Knicks are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against the Lakers.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 4 of New York’s last 6 games on the road. 

New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/12/2023 Picks, Tips and Predictions

In their upcoming game against the New York Knicks, the Los Angeles Lakers aim to continue their winning streak, now at three games. The Lakers hold a 33-34 record, sitting in fifth place in the Pacific division, trailing the Sacramento Kings by seven games. In the Western Conference, they are currently in ninth place. Their most recent victory, a 122-112 win against the Toronto Raptors on Friday, was largely due to D’Angelo Russell’s impressive 28-point performance after being absent for six games.

While LeBron James remains out due to injury, Anthony Davis has been leading the Lakers’ offense, averaging 26.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game. Russell is the team’s top passer with an average of 5.0 assists per game. The Lakers boast an average of 116.6 points per game and shoot 47.8% from the field, along with 33.8% from beyond the arc.

  • The total went OVER in 9 of the Lakers’ last 11 games with a rival in the Atlantic Division.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games played in March.
  • The LA Lakers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games played on a Sunday.

New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA pick for this game is the Los Angeles Lakers. Even without LeBron James, the Lakers have been performing strongly, covering the spread in seven out of their last nine games. Shooting guard D’Angelo Russell made a triumphant return on Friday after being absent for six games, scoring a team-leading 28 points in their victory against the Toronto Raptors. Meanwhile, the New York Knicks are playing their third game in four days and have lost two consecutive away games. As a result, the Lakers are expected to win and cover ATS, with a predicted final score of 115-111.

NBA Starting Time: 9:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Arena in downtown Los Angeles, CA

Date: Sunday, March 12, 2023


NBA Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -1.5

NBA Totals: 226.5

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