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The Los Angeles Clippers (15-5) visit the New York Knicks (9-11) in a matchup of Pacific Division teams at Madison Square Garden, tipping off at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 31, 2021. The Knicks are underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The matchup’s point total is .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of January 30, 2021, 3:55 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Clippers vs Knicks Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 31

Clippers:
Patrick Beverley: Out (Knee)

Knicks:
Reggie Bullock: Day To Day (Neck)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Knicks (+8)
Total Pick Over (212)
Prediction Clippers 108, Knicks 104

The spread for this matchup suggested by the model (4.4 points) is much tighter than the 8-point edge William Hill gives to the Clippers, though the data still has them as the favorite. Put your money on the Knicks to cover.

The model’s predicted total (212.1 points) and the William Hill set total (212 points) are virtually the same for this contest.

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Clippers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kawhi Leonard 16 25.8 5.3 5.6 1.9 0.6 2.1
Paul George 17 24.0 6.4 5.4 1.2 0.5 3.7
Serge Ibaka 19 12.3 6.9 1.8 0.3 1.2 1.0
Marcus Morris 11 11.4 3.6 1.0 0.6 0.2 2.0
Nicolas Batum 20 9.8 4.8 2.6 1.2 0.3 2.1

Clippers Player Props

  • Kawhi Leonard’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 43.5, 6.8 greater than his season average of 36.7.
  • Serge Ibaka’s rebounding prop total for the contest is listed at 7.5 rebounds, 0.6 rebounds higher than his season average of 6.9.
  • Paul George’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 3.5, 0.2 shots lower than his season average of 3.7.
  • Leonard’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.4 steals lower than his season average of 1.9.

Knicks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Julius Randle 20 22.2 11.1 6.0 0.8 0.2 1.3
RJ Barrett 20 17.8 6.7 3.4 0.8 0.3 1.2
Alec Burks 8 14.5 4.8 2.1 0.9 0.5 2.3
Elfrid Payton 20 11.7 3.7 3.8 0.7 0.2 0.5
Immanuel Quickley 16 11.6 2.1 2.5 0.5 0.4 1.6

Knicks Player Props

  • Julius Randle’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 22.5, 0.3 points greater than his season average of 22.2.
  • Alec Burks’ three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.2 shots greater than his season average of 2.3.
  • Mitchell Robinson’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 0.5, 0.7 steals lower than his season average of 1.2.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Clippers have a 47.7% shooting percentage from the field, which is 5.1% higher than the 42.6% of shots the Knicks’ opponents have hit.
  • Los Angeles is 11-5 against the spread and 14-2 overall when it shoots better than 42.6% from the field.
  • New York is 10-6 against the spread and 9-7 overall when allowing opponents to shoot better than 47.7% from the field.
  • The Knicks are shooting 44.4% from the field, 1.6% lower than the 46% the Clippers’ opponents have shot this season.
  • New York has put together a 7-2 record against the spread and a 7-2 straight up record in games it shoots above 46% from the field.
  • When Los Angeles’ opponents shoot over 44.4% from the field, it is 5-1 against the spread and 6-0 overall.
  • The Clippers are making 41.4% of their three-point shots this season, 10.1% higher than the 31.3% the Knicks allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Los Angeles has an 11-5 record against the spread and a 13-3 record overall when the team makes more than 31.3% of its three-point shots.
  • New York is 10-9 against the spread while putting up a 9-10 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 41.4% from downtown.
  • The Knicks are hitting 35% of their shots from three-point distance, which is -0.7 percentage points higher than the 35.7% the Clippers’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • New York has an 8-4 ATS record and is 7-5 straight-up when the team hits more than 35.7% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles has a 10-2 ATS record and an 11-1 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 35% from three-point range.
  • The Clippers’ 14.7 made three-pointers per game this season is 5.3 more made shots on average than the 9.4 per game the Knicks give up.
  • When Los Angeles makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 11-3 against the spread and 14-0 overall. When New York is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 5-8 ATS and 4-9 straight up.
  • The Clippers are the fifth-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Knicks give up the eighth-fewest makes from deep.

Clippers vs Knicks Stat Rankings

Clippers Rank Clippers AVG Knicks AVG Knicks Rank
7th 113.8 Points Scored 101.6 30th
4th 106.3 Points Allowed 102.7 1st
29th 44 Rebounds 47 7th
21st 9.3 Off. Rebounds 10.8 10th
5th 14.7 3pt Made 9.4 30th
14th 24.7 Assists 21 29th
4th 12.8 Turnovers 13.3 9th

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