The Los Angeles Clippers (34-31) host the New York Knicks (25-38) in a cross-conference tilt on Sunday night. These two teams enter Sunday’s showdown playing like polar opposites. The Knicks have lost seven consecutive games, while the Clippers have won each of their last five outings.
Tip-off from Crypto.com Arena is at 10 p.m. ET. Los Angeles is favored by five points in the latest Knicks vs. Clippers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 220.5. Before you make any Clippers vs. Knicks picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Knicks vs. Clippers, and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Clippers vs. Knicks:
- Knicks vs. Clippers spread: Los Angeles -5
- Knicks vs. Clippers over-under: 220.5 points
- Knicks vs. Clippers money line: Los Angeles -210, New York +175
- NYK: The over is 6-0 in the Knicks’ last 6 games
- LAC: The Clippers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall
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Why the Clippers can cover
Forward Marcus Morris Sr. is a viable threat on the wing for Los Angeles. Morris Sr. is averaging 16 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. The Kansas product is a also feisty defender with his lengthy frame. Morris Sr. scored at least 20 points in six of his last 12 games. In the Feb. 17 win over the Houston Rockets, he had 27 points, five rebounds, and three assists. He also knocked four 3-pointers.
Center Ivica Zubac is a calm presence down low for Los Angeles. Zubac is logging 10.1 points and 8.2 rebounds, while shooting 65 percent from the floor. The 2016 second-round pick has recorded five double-doubles over his last eight games. On Mar. 1, Zubac had 22 points, 12 rebounds and shot an efficient 8-for-12 from the field.
Why the Knicks can cover
Guard RJ Barrett has been playing lights out for the Knicks. He is putting up 18.9 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. The 2019 third-overall pick has scored 20-plus points in eight of his last 10 games. In the Feb. 25 contest against the Miami Heat, Barrett tallied 46 points, nine rebounds, and knocked down six 3-pointers.
Forward Julius Randle is an all-around threat. Randle leads the team in scoring (19.8), rebounds (10), and assists (5.2). Over his past 11 games, the Kentucky product has recorded six double-doubles with 20-plus points. Randle knows how to draw contact and get to the free throw line. He’s shot at least six free throws in eight straight games.
How to make Clippers vs. Knicks picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, predicting 217 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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