Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Clippers vs New York Knicks 3/11/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Clippers vs New York Knicks 3/11/23
Sat 11th March 2023

The New York Knicks (39-29, 20-13 Away), one of the NBA’s top shooting defenses, head to face the Los Angeles Clippers (35-33, 17-15 Home) on Saturday. New York dropped their last game against the Sacramento Kings 122-117 at Golden 1 Center on Thursday.

With 25 points, RJ Barrett was the scoring leader in the loss. Josh Hart was another key contributor with 9 points, 15 rebounds, and seven assists. The Knicks are fifth in the Eastern Conference.

Los Angeles got the win on Wednesday at Arena, beating the Toronto Raptors 108-100. Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead the team. The Clippers are the sixth seed in the Western Conference.

The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Los Angeles will be pursuing a season sweep against New York after taking the only prior meeting 134-128 in overtime at Madison Square Garden on February 4.

Leonard led the Clippers with 35 points. Jalen Brunson had 41 points and seven assists in the losing effort. Julius Randle and Brunson, averaging 25.2 and 23.8 points per game, respectively, are leading the Knicks in scoring this season.

Randle also has grabbed 10.4 rebounds per game, seventh-most in the NBA, while Brunson has dished 6.1 assists per game. Paul George has supplied much of the Clips’ offense, averaging 23.7 points per game. George also has distributed 5.2 assists per game.

Ivica Zubac has pulled down 10.1 rebounds per game. Opponents are shooting 45.5% from the field against the Knicks, ranking as one of the stingiest FG% defenses in the NBA (3rd). The Knicks have not found much success at Arena in recent seasons, losing eight of the last 10 trips.

In the last 10 games, New York is 8-2 with an average margin of +9.8 (121.5-111.7). For the season, the Knicks are averaging 115.3 points per game, compared to 112.5 for opponents.

Los Angeles has a 4-6 record over the last 10, allowing 124.0 points per game on average while scoring only 121.7 (-2.3 margin). The Clippers are averaging 112.6 ppg for the full season while allowing 112.8.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Immanuel Quickley: 18.2 | 13.3 | +4.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Norman Powell: 10.5 | 21.3 | -10.8
Points per game:
Norman Powell: 7.5 | 16.6 | -9.1
Rebounds per game:
Kawhi Leonard: 8.5 | 6.2 | +2.3

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

LA Clippers (-210)

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