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New York Knicks at Los Angeles Lakers odds, picks and predictions


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The New York Knicks (39-30) and Los Angeles Lakers (33-34) meet Sunday at Crypto.com Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET (ESPN). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Knicks vs. Lakers odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

The Knicks failed to cover the spread as 5.5-point underdogs Saturday in a 106-95 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers. G Immanuel Quickley scored a team-high 26 points with G Jalen Brunson (foot) sidelined.

The Lakers covered as 3-point underdogs Friday in a 122-112 win vs. the Toronto Raptors. G D’Angelo Russell finished with a team-high 28 points for the Lakers, who won their 3rd straight game without F LeBron James (foot).

This is the 2nd meeting this season between these teams. The Lakers covered as 2-point road underdogs in a 129-123 overtime win as the Over (231) cashed Jan. 31.

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Knicks at Lakers odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 2:50 p.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML) : Knicks +130 (bet $100 to win $130) | Lakers -150 (bet $150 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS) : Knicks +3.5 (-115) | Lakers -3.5 (-105)
  • Over/Under (O/U) : 225.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)

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Knicks at Lakers key injuries



  • C Anthony Davis (foot) probable
  • F LeBron James (foot) out

For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

Knicks at Lakers picks and predictions


Lakers 115, Knicks 105


BET LAKERS (-150).

Los Angeles has learned how to win without James and is 4-1 in its last 5 games. The Knicks have lost 3 straight and there are questions surrounding Brunson’s health. Even though James is out, the Lakers have less uncertainty in their lineup and have been the better team lately.

Against the spread

BET LAKERS -3.5 (-105).

For those who don’t want to lay -150 on the moneyline, the Lakers should be able to win by multiple possessions. Los Angeles has been performing above expectation at Crypto.com Arena lately and is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 home games. Look for the Lakers to get 1 step closer to a postseason berth vs. a Knicks team that is just 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games vs. teams with a losing record.


BET UNDER 225.5 (-105).

The Under is 6-1 in Los Angeles’ last 7 home games and 4-0 in the Lakers’ last 4 at home vs. teams with a winning road record. Los Angeles is 1st in defensive efficiency over its last 3 games and the Under has gone 6-2-1 in its last 9 contests. The Knicks scored just 95 points last time out and the Lakers’ improved defense should be able to contain New York and help the Under hit Sunday.

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