Los Angeles Clippers (3-2) vs. New York Knicks (2-4)
Los Angeles Clippers vs. New York Knicks 11/6/23 – As the Los Angeles Clippers prepare to meet New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on a cool Monday evening, both teams hope to improve their early season standings. While the Clippers currently hold a 3-2 record and look to consolidate that win streak further, while Knicks’ 4-4 mark puts them close to breaking even. Fans looking for free basketball tips may find plenty of opportunity here as both teams exhibit tendencies which savvy bettors could capitalize on during this November 6th showdown.
The Clippers enter this game boasting an explosive offensive attack, averaging 121.4 points per game and ranking as one of the league’s premier offenses. Their field goal percentage stands at 50.7% and three-point shooting at 42% – they don’t seem to struggle finding ways to put points on the board! Their defensive efforts, however, have not been as stellar; thus resulting in high point totals during their games; with such efficiency combined with average defense often overshooting their total points limit!
On the other hand, the Knicks have struggled to find their offensive rhythm, posting 103.3 points per game with an impressive shooting percentage of 39.9% from the field. Their defensive rebounding has been strong though with an average 36 defensive boards per game which could play an integral part in controlling tempo against Clippers.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. New York Knicks 11/6/23 Game Info
|When:||Monday, November 6, 2023, at 7:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Madison Square Garden|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
Russell Westbrook (PG) vs. Jalen Brunson (PG)
Russell Westbrook has produced impressive numbers for the Clippers despite the criticism he receives, scoring 15.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 7 assists per game while contributing 2.2 steals per contest on defense. Unfortunately, Westbrook’s 3.8 turnovers per game could allow Knicks players to exploit his weakness on offense; his high-energy play will be critical in setting the tempo for them, and could very well determine the course of this matchup.
Jalen Brunson has emerged as an unexpected source of hope for the Knicks, averaging 24.7 points per game while also dishing out an impressive 4.3 assists per game despite more judicious handling than Westbrook (better assist-to-turnover ratio). Though Brunson lacks block contributions yet his scoring efficiency may make up for that shortcoming as long as he controls Clippers guard play effectively.
Westbrook’s aggressive, high-risk style may clash with Brunson’s more measured approach; each point guard can ignite their teams with dynamic performances; but ultimately their management of the ball and game tempo will play an enormous role in deciding its outcome.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles Clippers -102, Total Odds: 226.5
This game promises to be closely contested due to the tight spread, with the Clippers holding a slight advantage due to their recent success against New York and strong offensive numbers. Both teams tend towards high-scoring affairs when meeting each other; therefore an over/under total points total seems attractive; especially given how prolifically scoring has been the Clippers this season.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Clippers have covered the spread in four of their last six games, signaling they may be exceeding expectations. Also noteworthy, 14 out of 19 total over/under games indicate high scoring affairs may be on tap; their record against Knicks also speaks volumes as 16-4 wins out of 20 meetings could skew betting trends towards them.
New York Knicks Betting Trends
Conversely, the Knicks have struggled against the spread over their last five Pacific Division games – going 1-4 against them with 6 out of 7 unders in those same matches – hinting that either their defense has tightened up or that they lack shootout proficiency – making their performance harder to predict than anticipated. These contradicting trends make the Knicks even harder to accurately anticipate.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. New York Knicks 11/6/23 Betting Picks
Based on stats and trends, it appears likely that the Clippers’ strong offense will come under scrutiny against a Knicks squad which has shown signs of tightening its defense at home. This should make for an intriguing contest wherein scoring power may edge out against tough defense from New York – yet an edge for scoring might ultimately give way.
Expert analysis indicates that betting on the total is likely a wise strategy given both teams’ past performance, particularly when the Clippers travel on the road. Betting on them to cover the spread may also be prudent given their track record against Knicks and their impressive ATS trend.
Free Pick and Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers 115, New York Knicks 110.